Startup Description – Ringful Health creates mobile health applications with the goals of increasing individual participation in health, promoting preventive care, and reducing health care costs. Applications include the ICD Helper for hospital staff, the Healthy Heart Journal to record blood pressure, and the Social Gym to track workout routines. Data on various applications can be shared with multiple platforms such as Google Health, Microsoft HealthVault, and Facebook.
Who are the target clients? Pharmaceutical Companies, Employers, Health Insurers, Direct Consumers
So what? Ringful Health is in the hot mobile health sector, they’re on the iPhone, and they’re integrating with multiple personal health records. What’s more they’re attempting an ambitious range of business models, selling to industry as well as direct to consumer.
What does CI think is innovative? We like the variety of the mobile applications and that Ringful Health is tossing a wide net with multiple audiences in mind. They have created apps around less popular topics – for instance, one app helps consumers find hospitals with the cleanest beds and another provides the latest pollen forecast. Pollen was never so cool!