The “virtual nurse” service Sense.ly has raised $1.25 million in seed round of funding. The company also announced that it counts a growing number of hospitals, major health insurance companies and telemedicine providers as customers. Sense.ly was incubated within Orange SA, France’s leading telecom and technology company, and launched independently in 2013.
During the past year, Sense.ly has grown rapidly, adding major new customers, expanding its team and winning prestigious awards.The company’s award-winning, SaaS-based patient engagement platform combines advanced sensor capabilities and a unique avatar-based technology that dramatically scales clinicians’ ability to provide the level of trust, confidence and comfort that their patients want and deserve, even between office visits and away from the hospital. The easy to implement and use Sense.ly solution empowers clinical practices to monitor and engage patients more effectively and optimize workflow, leading to improved health outcomes, increased patient satisfaction and a lower total cost of care. In a recent pilot program, the Sense.ly solution reduced patient calls by 28%, while clinicians participating in the pilot increased their productivity by saving nearly a fifth of their time every day.
“By leveraging Sense.ly’s natural user interface patient engagement platform, our customers are meeting these challenges while also maintaining the warm human touch that is so essential to quality, effective healthcare,” said Ivana Schnur, MD/PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Sense.ly.
During the past year, Sense.ly has grown rapidly, adding major new customers, expanding its team and winning prestigious awards for its patent-pending patient engagement and monitoring solutions. Some of the new customers that Sense.ly has signed up in recent months include SeniorServ, Janus of Santa Cruz, San Mateo Medical Center, as well as a growing number of major hospitals, national health organizations, health insurance companies and telemedicine providers.