Healthcare startups are stepping up in Thailand, takes advantage of mobile popularity

Lyra Reyes
healthcare startups

Here are 8 healthcare startups to watch in Thailand.

 

The Thailand startup ecosystem is steadily growing, what with the government support and the increased attention from investors. As the fastest-growing e-commerce market in the region with a 147 per cent mobile penetration, Thailand is an attractive market for tech startups.

Healthcare, on the other hand, is becoming digitised as more and more startups are starting to create solutions for the problems that have plagued healthcare – long waiting times, lack of service discovery tools, and inefficient patient management systems, to name a few.

So, we crawled through the e27 startups database to give you this quick list of healthcare and wellness startups in Thailand.

 

1. YesMom

Focuses on women’s health. Uses machine learning to provide women with personalised and actionable health insights. It features a mobile app that records, keeps track, and analyses health information plugged in by the user.

 

2. SmartHealthCare

A web and mobile platform that organises health-related data for improved disease prevention. The platform is a secure tool that assist doctors and health institutions in storing patient data for a more organised and clearer picture of overall health status.

 

3. DoctorMe

A personal health care application that contains medical information from leading health organisations. It allows users to gain access to legitimate medical and health resources from reputable institutions and platforms. It currently supports Thai language only, with an English-language version in the works.

 

4. MediTech

Technology development company that created SenZe, an eye-tracking communication device that aids paralysis patients. The product specifically uses sensors to allow paralysis patients to visually communicate through eye movements.

 

5. TopDocs

A community marketplace for medical tourists to plan their entire medical travel journey. It also serves as a platform to connect medical practitioners for further sharing of knowledge, as well provides a practice management software to manage patients.

 

6. Medical Departures Inc

A discovery and booking platform for quality medical care globally. It has a network of over 4 thousand doctors in 29 different countries.

 

7. NowCompare

Health insurance website and international health insurance comparison site, primarily serving expats.

 

8. YogaTrail

A network where people can discover, follow, and connect with yoga instructors, studios, and yoga retreats around the world.

 

Most of the listed are available as mobile applications, a fitting platform for a country with over 21 million smartphone users. But as health institutions begin adopting tech into their systems and as new tech are being developed, digitisation is poised to change the way Thailand does healthcare.

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