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Telemedicina, which specializes in telediagnósticos, has been operating on the market since January 2014. With 35 doctors, it offers additional videoconferencing diagnostics to anywhere in the country with Internet access.
Patients enter the company system with a physician who takes care of personal service. Videoconference you will receive a second opinion of a Telemedicine specialist and pay for this distance analysis.
Through the 30 million trial database, the company has developed an algorithm that helps diagnose. For example, there are 500,000 test pictures for tuberculosis: the algorithm compares the client's examination with the base and, if considered a serious case, starts a doctor and recommends further examination.
Their clients are mainly clinics in remote locations, hospitals and companies. "These are places where he is usually a general practitioner, but they do not have a cardiologist or a neurologist," says Rafael Figueroa, president of the Society, which on average makes an average of 3,000 diagnoses per day.
Growth was focused on the interior of São Paulo and the northeast of the country, where Rafael claims the demand was suppressed very high.
The company has already raised $ 10 million in research and development – fapesp, CNPq, Finep, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and Google. He sold 8.5 million R $ at the beginning of the year.
The size of the portal has tripled since 2014 – Rafael does not publish billing. "This year, we have seen a 15% monthly increase in volume," says Figueroa.
Proxismed, in turn, monitors the distance prescribed by a doctor, for example, patients remind them of their medication. The company also offers customer visits on site.
Businessman Jimmy Cygler, partner and president of Proxismed, started in 1998 in the field of medical call centers. His company has around 250 professionals who follow patients.
With the use of artificial intelligence and automated services, Cygler's Proxismed has the ability to connect with 10 million customers.
"With the explosion of digital and remote channels and the explosion of electronic devices and the arrival of 5G we were able to secure a real-time mobile phone support on the Amazon River," he says.
The CEO emphasizes the high level of specialization demanded by those working in the segment, which is, in his opinion, more stable than the economic average and less depending on fluctuations in demand in times of crisis.
"We are from a commodity to an increasingly closed business focusing on specialization and customer relationships and we are increasingly taking care of their health," says Cygler. The company does not publish revenue data but should grow by 12%. compared with last year and by 2019 the 50% increase is projected. Information from Folhapress.