Partners In Health’s Dr. Paul Farmer Joins Buoy Health Medical Advisory Board
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 26, 2019--Buoy Health ( www.buoyhealth.com ), a health technology company that develops AI-powered digital health solutions that empower people to effectively manage their own health and health care options, today announced that Dr. Paul Farmer - a world-renowned humanitarian, co-founder and chief strategist of Partners In Health, Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University, and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School - has joined the Buoy Health Medical Advisory board . The addition of Dr. Farmer to the medical advisory board will help Buoy Health in its mission to expand the accessibility of health care, particularly in resource-poor regions of the world.
“Buoy is partnering with leading medical organizations to expand the knowledge of our AI-powered platform. Today, we have millions of people tapping into the vast knowledge base of the Buoy Health platform for an accurate assessment of their symptoms, but of course, they have access to a digital connection to do so,” said Dr. Andrew Le, CEO of Buoy Health. “Providing wider global accessibility to a deep knowledge of expertise, especially in resource restricted regions, is the next step in healthcare. With Dr. Farmer joining the Buoy Medical Advisory Board, we have expert guidance on how we can deploy the Buoy Health platform to share medical expertise and specialties across borders and aid in delivering high-quality health services to everyone, everywhere.”
Buoy Health is an interactive AI-powered platform that analyzes symptoms, facilitating first line triage and making recommendations for next step medical treatment.
Known for bringing high-quality medical care to those in need, Dr. Farmer has helped organizations like Partners In Health reach more than 4 million people with primary care and 8 million people through secondary and tertiary care. A lifelong advocate for health and human rights, Dr. Farmer’s expertise, experience and guidance will help bring the growing wealth of medical knowledge acquired in the Buoy Health platform to areas with limited access to medical resources.
“Access to modern medical care starts with accurate information,” said Dr. Paul Farmer. “The potential impact an AI health data platform like Buoy Health can bring to communities that lack medical resources is profoundly promising. As part of the medical advisory board, I look forward to collaborating with the Buoy team to pioneer ways we can share this vast wealth of medical data to improve the lives of people around the world.”
As technology becomes more mobile, AI-powered tools can bring knowledge to remote areas, supporting patient triage and recommending course of action, whether it is assessing a child’s cough and symptoms for tuberculosis in Peru or sharing critical medical information with staff in Haiti’s Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais.
Le concludes, “ Our goal is to leverage AI to help amplify the mission of healthcare champions like Dr. Farmer. With his guidance, we can elevate the accessibility of the Buoy Health platform to aid those serving for a greater good. And equally as important, we can continue to capture critical medical details from the far-reaching corners of the world and share it back.”
About Buoy Medical Advisory Board
The members of the Buoy Medical Advisory Board are world renowned for their advancement in the health care industry. The breadth and depth of their collective experience helps define the Buoy Health road map, innovating the platform to bring the very best health care service to everyone.
About Buoy Health
Buoy Health is a health technology company that develops AI-powered digital health solutions that empower people to effectively manage their own health and health care options. Formed at the Harvard Innovation Laboratory in Boston, MA, Buoy Health’s team of doctors, product designers and software engineers developed its smart symptom checker, Buoy, in direct response to the downward spiral people face when they attempt to self-diagnose their symptoms online. The technology behind Buoy leverages artificial intelligence — powered by advanced machine learning and proprietary granular data — to resemble an exchange one would have with their favorite doctor to provide consumers with a real-time, accurate analysis of their symptoms and to help them easily and quickly embark on the right path to getting better. Buoy Health is based in Boston and was founded in 2014. For more information, please visit www.buoyhealth.com.
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