Six years ago, the market was not ready for something like Truentity, CEO Mike Desai said. By 2020, the market was ready. It’s the dawn of an era in which access to your healthcare data will be as ubiquitous as running water, he said.
Having worked in the software and cybersecurity space, Desai saw the potential for Truentity, a platform that gives you the ability to collect, organize and share your health data on your mobile device.
The Raleigh-based startup will soon present at CED’s virtual Venture Connect summit (March 23-25).
The Truentity platform connects with various healthcare data sources. Using your verified identity, Truentity can collect information on your behalf and store it on the mobile device in an encrypted format. Then you simply share it with whomever you choose.
One key differentiator between the so-far-bootstrapped startup Truentity and competitors is how healthcare organizations can use that data, Desai said. Truentity allows healthcare providers a rich set of workflows to take advantage of the data and its accuracy.
The app is free for all end users while charging healthcare providers a monthly fee to obtain access. These providers also have options to upgrade to secure additional data access.
Before writing a single line of code, Desai said that he and Co-Founder Rajeev Tipnis spoke to healthcare systems throughout the U.S., talking with frontline workers like pharmacists and nurses.
“They told us exactly what was wrong with the solutions, where the gaps were,” Desai said. “So we went back and designed a prototype, went back to those same customers—as well as new customers—and said, ‘Hey, this is how we think we can address the problem.’”
Their prototype is now being tested by their Truentity’s customer, a hospital system in Boston.
“There’s a macro trend happening where users can have access to their healthcare data,” Desai said. “We believe by giving individuals access to this data, they can produce better outcomes.”
If users have the ability to store their data and share it on their phones, Desai believes there will be far fewer medical errors. Whether with their current provider, a telehealth company or even in the case of an emergency with a QR code on the back of their phones, users will always have that all-too-valuable data on hand.
Desai said one of the things Truentity is focused on is the user experience.
“We want to give folks the ability to easily just use their mobile device and capture various different healthcare documents they have, or medication bottles,” Desai said.
Truentity is even looking at ways to help make Covid-19 vaccinations more efficient. Truentity can gather information on users’ vaccinations and automatically calculate when your second shot should be based on manufacturer and date of the first shot to send you reminders, as well as allowing users to track symptoms related to the vaccine.
While not every county in the U.S. is prepared to effectively vaccinate the masses for Covid-19, Truentity can be there to make the process easier.
“We think we have built something that ensures that folks come back for their second shot,” Desai said, “because if they don’t, then the therapies have to start all over again.”