Buoy Health Named to CNBC’s 2018 Upstart 100 List Highlighting Innovation and Rapid Growth
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 9, 2018--Buoy Health, an AI health assistant that helps people from the moment they get sick start their care on the right foot, today announced they have been named to CNBC’s inaugural 2018 Upstart 100 list. The CNBC Upstart 100 list highlights technology-driven start-ups that are experiencing rapid growth due to their innovative products, apps, tools or services. From hundreds of companies nominated from across the country, CNBC selected Buoy Health and its innovative artificial intelligence (AI) health assistant platform as one of the 100 up-and-coming companies with the potential to revolutionize, transform, and disrupt its industry.
Patients using Buoy Health simply visit www.buoyhealth.com and engage in a conversation with its friendly AI health assistant in an exchange designed to mirror a conversation with a doctor. Patients are then prompted through a series of questions to enter their symptoms in detail. Buoy will then analyze the patient’s inputs in real-time and direct the customer to a recommended course of treatment.
“We are honored to be named to the CNBC Upstart 100 list. 2018 has been a breakout year for us as we continue to advance our AI-powered chatbot technology and partner with leading employers and healthcare provider organizations,” said Dr. Andrew Le, CEO of Buoy Health. “Our focus on constantly improving the patient experience and underlying algorithms via machine learning is proving to give consumers an alternative to just Googling their symptoms. The partnerships we have made this year will allow us to become a more supportive tool for these consumers and will help us continue to improve the overall patient journey by removing barriers to care.”
In addition to be being named to the 2018 CNBC Upstart 100 list, Buoy Health and its chatbot technology were recently awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Challenge Award for Patient Health Education in September 2018. The company has also announced strategic partnerships with CVS Health, Boston Children’s Hospital and Circulation, as these organizations look to give patients more accurate assessments of what may be wrong with them and provide easier access to care.
To learn more about Buoy Health’s award-winning health assistant platform, patients should visit www.buoyhealth.com.
About Buoy Health
Buoy Health is a health technology company that develops digital tools to help people from the moment they get sick start their care on the right foot. 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 we’ve all faced when we attempt to self-diagnose our symptoms online. The technology behind Buoy leverages artificial intelligence — powered by advanced machine learning and proprietary granular data — to resemble an exchange you would have with your 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 or follow them on LinkedIn or Twitter.
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