Hello Doctor, a mobile app designed to empower people to control their health, has raised a new round of funding to continue building its API-driven health data aggregation platform. Through its API, Hello Doctor pulls clinical data from hospitals and consolidates the data into a single, easily digestible format and location. The app is designed to break down walls that keep patient data segregated across different medical institutions.
"Hello Doctor is the first mobile solution to aggregate all of our medical data in one place — online lab results, paper records and blood pressure trends. ... This consolidated view allows our patients and their doctors to better understand their medical condition and can save lives,” Hello Doctor CEO Maayan Cohen said in an interview.
Cohen founded Hello Doctor after her former boyfriend's two-year battle with cancer was frustrated by disconnected health care providers. Today, Cohen confirmed that Hello Doctor has grown to the point where it can pull data from half of U.S. hospitals. Additionally, Hello Doctor has integrated with Apple's HealthKit. The HealthKit integration allows the app to include data from apps and devices connected to the platform (e.g., smart scales, iOS's Health app).
Most would agree that the more information a health care professional can examine, the better the understanding of the patient, and the better the chance of successful diagnosis and recovery. However, hospitals don't necessarily have an incentive to share medical records and are often dissuaded from sharing because of regulations (e.g., HIPAA). However, as Hello Doctor accurately points out, "your medical records are yours, and you have the right to get a copy of them."
Users can email records, snap photos (in-app) of records, pulls records automatically from hospitals, add personal notes and more with Hello Doctor. Its API-driven strategy speeds up access to new data sources and will push Hello Doctor toward a comprehensive overview of each user's medical history and status. Keep an eye out for further Hello Doctor development or download the app for free today.