[FW Radar] Anamnesis, artificial intelligence at the service of doctors to help their diagnoses
Founded in 2017 by Raphael Canyasse, Jérôme Bourreau and Benjamin Chiche, History is a medical artificial intelligence that questions the patient through a web interface or a chatbot. The objective is to collect the symptoms and medical history which help the doctor to establish a more detailed diagnosis, to facilitate and improve the care and support of the patient.
More details with Jérôme Bourreau, co-founder of Anamnèse:
FrenchWeb: What needs does your service meet?
Between 2007 and 2025, the number of doctors will have decreased by 25%, which will lead to longer hours for doctors, shorter consultations, or a longer waiting time before having an appointment.
The first effects are already visible: medical deserts, several weeks of waiting for an appointment … In the 360 ° health barometer (Odoxa survey of 01/22/2018), 72% of doctors complain of a “flagrant lack of time to accomplish their work ”(lack of time for dialogue and listening). Good news, in the same survey… 58% of French people think that new technologies will promote the relationship between doctor and patient. This is where the anamnesis comes in.
What is your value proposition?
Our goal is to assist doctors and make the medical consultation more productive by preparing it upstream with the patient.
Our Artificial Intelligence questions the patient as would an External in a CHU, in order to collect the important indications for the diagnosis (precise description of the symptoms, antecedents, lifestyle, drugs taken, vaccines…). But it does so in the patient’s language, and when it is available (on the bus, at home, in the waiting room, or at any time when the pain occurs in order to better characterize it).
The information is then returned to the doctor to help him make a more precise diagnosis, more quickly. The time freed up allows more discussion and listening.
Who are the users of your solutions?
We are targeting independent doctors (general practitioners and specialists, teleconsultation companies, but also establishments such as nursing homes, clinics, hospitals, EHPAD …
At their request, we send an SMS or email to the patient asking him to answer the history questions to make the consultation more efficient.
Thanks to the responses of the patients, we update the patient file, since his last visit (administrative data, history, risk factors, drugs taken, allergies, vaccines) and we offer a synthetic restitution of the responses in medical terms, and this just before the consultation (in the office, or on the phone or in an outpatient …)
What is your development plan?
Service: Our solution is currently online in alpha version on www.anamnese.me, and we currently cover 4 specialties: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Urology, Infectiology, and we are improving every day the medical reasoning engine on these specialties, and are working to the next ones (emergency, gastro…) with the help of external and internal medicine.
Next steps: With a view to the next commercialization, we are seeking to have our diagnostic assistance algorithms validated by learned societies, and to refine the choice of questions thanks to Machine Learning.
International: Our product is scalable all over Europe, since an essential functionality is the ability to ask questions in the patient’s language. The position of France in Better Saying will make it easier to approach other countries in Europe.
What are your challenges?
Market: we need to gain diagnostic finesse by submitting real patient cases to our artificial intelligence. We are looking for this to work with medical faculties (publication of articles) or health centers or clinics.
Financial: We raised € 100k and benefited from grants for innovation (BPI, etc.) We are going to initiate a fundraising in the 2nd quarter to prepare for marketing.
RH: for the moment no needs. We are 10 in the team: 2 founders, a business developer, 4 developers and 3 medical students.
We are “mentored” by a former executive of ramsay-gds health.
Who are your competitors?
Our main competitors are European, they are Babylon Health in Great Britain, Ada in Germany, Mediktor in Spain, or HumanDX in the United States.
We distinguish ourselves by positioning ourselves as an aid to the doctor… like the stethoscope in the 19th century.
Who is the entrepreneur who inspires you? Why ?
Jeff Bezos: he was able to revolutionize distribution, providing impeccable customer service.
The 5 applications that are essential for you and why:
Trello to organize us
Slack to exchange
Git for development
Google Drive for our documents
Streak for the crm
The 5 tech events you absolutely must attend and why:
Onepoint meet ups
A start-up for us to discover?
- Founders: Raphael Canyasse, Jérôme Bourreau, Benjamin Chiche
- Creation date : june 2017
- Fundraising : Only love money, including a former administrator of RamsayGdS
- Seat : Paris
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