Certintell Experienced Rapid Growth In Square One DSM Accelerator
Telehealth startup company Certintell experienced a 150 percent increase in its customer base and developed a new app during its time in the Square One DSM Accelerator. In May 2015, Certintell became the first company to join the Accelerator. This spring, the company became the Accelerator’s first alum.
Certintell, founded by Benjamin Lefever, provides cutting-edge, flexible quality telemedicine software platforms that can increase the quality and reduce the cost of healthcare worldwide. Certintell’s UCare Connect platform is a highly-reliable and secure telemedicine platform for practitioners and caregivers to provide virtual health service to patients anytime, anywhere and from any device. Certintell launched the web-based version of this platform in 2014. While at Square One DSM, Certintell launched its mobile app in April this year, which allows patients to connect to physicians and medical information through their mobile device.
“It is often difficult for underserved, low-income patients to get access to medical care through an in-person visit, but many people have access to smartphones,” said Lefever. “Our platform and our new app give all people, including those who are traditionally underserved, access to quality care by allowing them to virtually connect to their local health provider. Our goal is to allow people to get the care they need in a coordinated way with a coordinated team.”
“Certintell is providing truly innovative services for patients and medical care providers,” said Mike Colwell, Executive Director of Square One DSM. “The company has the ability to make an impact in the healthcare industry, and its growing customer base proves that the product is filling a need in the healthcare industry.”
The app can be downloaded from the App Store for iPhone devices and the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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