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A conversation with Jonathan Abraham, CEO of AI Powered HealthCare Company: Healum

Healum is an award-winning care planning system and patient management software. It offers healthcare professionals a range of patient services designed to improve health outcomes and access to care for people with long-term illnesses.

Patients can access their personalized treatment plan through Healum’s cloud-based, interoperable app. It showcases the services, support, and links to healthcare professionals they need to make the best decisions and live long, happy, and healthy lives.

Care plans can be accessed on a mobile device or printed out and are available in multiple languages. This means more people, regardless of their ethnic, socioeconomic or cultural background, can access the tools they need to understand and manage their health.

You & Type 2: Professionals – South West London Health and Care Partnership

How did you come up with the idea for the company?

For Anuj and I, the founding story of Healum is personal. Anuj sadly lost his father to cancer in 2012 and was inspired to make a difference in healthcare following his loss. My mother’s work with the British Red Cross exposed me to the pressure that illness can put on people and their families.

With more than 40 years of experience in technology, Anuj and I have joined forces to build Healum, united by our understanding that digital health solutions can be used to improve people’s lives.

Long-term illnesses represent the greatest burden on health services, taking up 50% of doctor visits and two-thirds of inpatient stays. The life expectancy of the poorest in England is 20 years shorter than that of the richest. With a system that sadly exacerbates health inequalities like this, we felt it was imperative to use digital health to bridge the gap.

We were also aware that personal health information was scattered throughout the system and health advice from healthcare professionals varied. Because of this, we wanted to create something that would make good use of that data and put it to good use.

We developed Healum based on my experience commercializing disruptive technologies at Google and Anuj’s extensive knowledge of AI and product design.

How has the company performed during the pandemic?

The pandemic has increased awareness and the importance of digital health products like ours for remote health management.

Before the pandemic, we were involved in a project called You & Type 2, where we created an app to help people with type 2 diabetes manage their condition between clinical exams. During the pandemic, this work became even more important as it enabled people to treat their type 2 diabetes when they could not be seen by their GP due to pandemic restrictions.

What can we expect from Healum in the future?

The pandemic has repositioned digital health as a necessity. Having recently won the DigiLeaders Impact Award for Health Tech and being named the Most Fundable Health Tech Company by Brown Rudnick, we look forward to the future of Healum.

In April we are launching our live learning network with the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Research Surveillance Center and Oxford University. Using 15 years of primary care patient data, we train our AI algorithms to combat algorithmic bias and health inequalities.

The data we will collect will form the largest and most diverse dataset of its kind, shared with primary care physicians via a dashboard to identify the best clinical and non-clinical interventions for individual patients and to help clinicians deliver high-quality, personalized care afford to.

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