UK health tech startup, EQL expands into America

London-based health tech startup EQL has partnered with Raintree Systems Inc in Boston, which represents one of the largest providers of specialist practice management and clinical documentation tools in the world. EQL is backed by the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator and Google for Startup programmes.

As tech begins to play a more substantial role in health services, EQL has created Phio; an innovative AI-driven physical therapy assessment tool.

This AI product will soon be part of the patient engagement platform provided by Raintree Systems, who reach over 20 million patients annually.

Phio is accessible 24/7 and available in any language, it offers a strong alternative to telephone-based and remote physical therapy services.

Phio has received considerable backing in the form of acceptance into the Google Cloud for Startups Program in January 2019 and being chosen as one of 20 high potential startups to take part in the DigitialHealth.London’s Accelerator Programme.

Terrence Sims, President and COO at Raintree Systems said: “At Raintree Systems we are committed to working with partners that can help our clients to improve patient care and medical outcomes. Phio is a perfect fit for us and we believe that it will bring real value to the provider, practice, and patient.”

Jason Ward, CEO of EQL, who along with Peter Grinbergs co-founded the company, said: “EQL’s mission of delivering user-centric, clinically robust digital healthcare is a perfect fit for the often unengaged and inefficient USA healthcare system, proving once again that great technology breaks down traditional barriers. Since our launch, we have been inundated with interest from organisations including NHS providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), global insurance companies and Occupational Health providers. As a result, we are in the process of signing MOUs with over 30 organisations worldwide.”