Leading health tech start up EQL, part of the NHS DigitalHealth.London and Google for Startups programmes, has entered into a new partnership with Raintree Systems Inc. one of the world’s largest providers of specialist practice management and clinical documentation tools.
Under the terms of the global alliance EQL’s innovative AI-driven physiotherapy assessment tool, Phio, will form part of the patient engagement platform provided by Raintree Systems. This is part of the company’s commitment to bringing the power of software and technology to specialist medical fields to enhance and extend the skills of healthcare professionals in serving their patients. Raintree Systems provides solutions to some of the largest Physical Therapy providers in the world including commercial, non-profit, educational and government agencies across the US and Canada.
Phio is the debut product from EQL which launched in June, initially providing an agile triage tool that signposts users to suitable MSK care pathways. EQL is currently developing its Digital Injury Management tool, a solution that will harness Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to evolve and adapt its behaviour. The “patient as a partner” approach reduces the need for human intervention thereby increasing efficiency and fast-tracking patient care.
Accessible 24/7 and available in any language, Phio can complement existing services and is a strong alternative for many telephone-based and remote physiotherapy services. It also offers dramatically improved customer journeys and has the potential to radically improve health outcomes.
Terrence Sims, President and COO at Raintree Systems said: “At Raintree Systems we are committed to working with partners that can help our clients to improve patient care and medical outcomes. Phio is the perfect fit for us and we believe that it will bring real value to the provider, practice and patient.”
Jason Ward, CEO of EQL, who along with Peter Grinbergs co-founded the company, said: “EQLs mission of delivering user centric, clinically robust digital healthcare is a perfect fit for the often unengaged and inefficient USA healthcare system, proving once again that great technology breaks down traditional barriers. Since our launch We have been inundated with interest from organisations including NHS providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), global insurance companies and Occupational Health providers. As a result, we are in the process of signing MOUs with over 30 organisations worldwide.”