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Basel startup gains Europe-wide recognition

Basel startup docdok.health AG has been selected as one of the 40 most promising health technology companies in Europe. The company’s platform improves communication between physicians and patients.

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Basel startup docdok.health AG was founded just last year by former Novartis executive Ulrich Mühlner and E-Medicus co-founder Yves Nordmann. According to a statement, it has now been named by HealthTech Summit 2018 as one of the top 40 most promising healthcare tech companies in Europe. These 40 companies will meet with international investors in Lausanne on June 25-27.

The company’s platform is designed to improve communication between physicians, hospitals and patients by simplifying it and making it more efficient. “At the core of our docdok platform is a secure bi-directional communication channel, which connects physicians and healthcare professionals in hospitals and practices with their patients,” explained Mühlner. 

Available through docdok’s IOS or Android app, the platform now has around 2,000 users. University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB) recently became the first university hospital in Switzerland to pilot the docdok platform in several of its departments. Global companies such as T-Systems and IBM already entered into partnerships with docdok last year. 

The company has now set its sights on the next growth phase. “We are now also about to launch in Germany, where we work on the one hand with Novartis and on the second hand have also already been able to enthuse the first couple of university hospitals to use docdok in their day-to-day practice and research,” added Mühlner. 

To support this expansion, docdok has brought Georg Portmann, the former CEO of the Swiss health insurance provider CSS, on board. 

“I see a clear trend towards digitalization in healthcare, which also includes traditional doctor-patient relationship, which I think will be significantly improved,” said Portmann. “The unique docdok communication platform is making a crucial contribution.”

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