The coronavirus pandemic has tested public health systems globally. Few novel and infectious diseases
around the world have ever posed such dramatic challenges as the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which
causes COVID-19. With highly efficient human-to-human transmission and high mortality rates, COVID19 led the World Health Organization to declare a public health emergency of international concern and
caused countries around the world to reassess their public health capabilities. The United Arab Emirates,
like other members of the international community, faced the unprecedented challenge of ensuring
public health and safety while minimizing economic fallout.
The U.A.E. government quickly took precautionary health measures after its first recorded case of
COVID-19 on the 29th of January 2020, setting the stage for the U.A.E. to be recognized as a global leader
in its COVID-19 response. The U.A.E. banned large gatherings, limited international travel, required
mandatory quarantines for travelers and those potentially exposed to the virus, encouraged telework,
and began an unparalleled effort of mass testing. These efforts by the U.A.E.’s leadership allowed the
U.A.E. to be globally ranked as one of the top countries, and the highest in the Arab world, in terms of its
Top 20 Healthcare Startups in UAE:
Steppi designs the latest technology to encourage and motivate people to be more active. Their vision of ‘a more active world’ is at the core of everything they do – the people they hire, the products they create and the partnerships they cultivate. By creating meaningful solutions that educate, inspire and reward people to make positive decisions about their wellness – they believe they will change lives.
Smileneo is a health tech company enabling doctors to be part of the digitalisation of teeth straightening. They believe that high-quality orthodontics should be affordable and convenient. Smileneo Invisible Braces are durable, stain-resistant, and BPA- and phthalate-free, moving teeth gently to their desired position. With fully digital processes and end-to-end 3D technology they provide a seamless experience without compromising on patient care. Their mobile application creates the next level of convenience by saving recurring clinic visits for the patient and allowing remote monitoring by their doctor.
3. ICT Health
ICT Health is one of the leading, integrated clinical-technology companies, operating across the IMEA region (India, Middle-East, Africa). More than a hundred healthcare providers have harnessed our experience of near three decades, and availed of services from their locally based technology and consulting specialists. They offer end-to-end solutions for the healthcare domain including Information Systems related to Patient Administration, Electronic Health Records, Healthcare ERP, imaging solutions, clinical automation and medical device technologies, IT Infrastructure and Managed Services, as well as outsourced clinical services including hospital management and quality accreditation.
Healthigo provides the best-in-class patient experience and engagement platform for healthcare providers. They connect the healthcare ecosystem through strategic partnerships ensuring maximum exposure to healthcare providers and doctors, providing easy access to care 24×7 in a secure, smooth and transparent manner. Patients and care seekers can instantly book an appointment from over 18,000 doctors at 2,500+ healthcare facilities, get reminders of their upcoming appointments, ease visit to their doctor, and much more. Community powered patient reviews help users make informed decisions on selecting a doctor of their choice and share their personal experiences.
5. NewBridge Pharmaceuticals
NewBridge Pharmaceuticals is a regional specialty company established to bridge the access gap and partner with pharma & biotech companies to in-license and commercialize FDA or EMA/European approved innovative pharmaceutics, biologics, & other healthcare solutions in the Middle East and Africa region. The areas of Oncology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Gastrointestinal & Nutrition are NewBridge’s current strategic focus. The existing product portfolio was built to address unmet medical needs in the region & enabled the company not just to gain substantial presence, but also to help patients gain access to these much-needed innovations.
NewBridge is driven by highly experienced leadership in the biopharmaceutical industry regionally & globally, as well as talented motivated teams with a proven track record of regional achievements, which collectively has allowed NewBridge to establish itself as a strategic & successful pharmaceutical partner of choice in the MENA Region.
6. Health Yotta
HealthYotta.com is a digital health platform connecting healthcare providers with patients seeking advise about their health online for healthier and happier people.
Neo-Science & Group (NSG) is a trusted provider of high quality tools and services to the Life Science (Genomics) Research and Diagnostics and Analytical, Proteomics, Metabolomics industry. They offer one stop solutions to meet the changing needs of the clinical, scientific community. They are associated with renowned manufacturers globally recognized as market leaders in the industry. They offer COVID-19 PCR Tests, COVID-19 Antibody Tests, and genetic testing for pregnant women (NIPT, NIFTY) Tests.
Neo-Science employs around 100 qualified professionals and has acquired a solid reputation for delivering innovative products, integrated solutions, and professional support across Analytical, Proteomics, Metabolic, Life Science Genomics, Research and Diagnostics, and Informatics.
8. Ver2 Digital Medicine
Ver2 is the leading business to business integrated, multi-specialty, telemedicine services provider offering a full range of telemedicine services, including radiology, pathology, cardiology, stroke assessment, remote patient monitoring, and much more. They provide a one-stop-shop for all of your telemedicine needs, which will increase your workforce capacity and provide access to specialists and second opinions. If you already have excess clinical capacity, you can share these resources remotely with their rapidly growing local and international network of consumers and providers of virtual healthcare services.
YallaDoc is the first specialty focused patient-doctor platform focusing on pediatrics. Their mission at Yalladoc is to help each and every parent take the right decision when it comes to looking for a doctor for her little ones! YallaDoc allows a patient-friendly access to the right doctor, It gives a highly reliable constantly updated directory of healthcare providers to conveniently choose and book doctors based on Specialty of subspecialty,reviews, Insurance, location and availability.
Democrance helps insurers increase their digital sales and access new customer segments. They deal in Health insurance. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE and operating across the Middle East and Africa, South-East Asia and Latin America, Democrance works with insurers, mobile operators and other industries to offer insurance and protection to the underinsured and uninsured population of emerging markets.
Okadoc is a tech company that aims to improve your healthcare experience. Wherever they are, patients can use Okadoc’s app to find in-network doctors, instantly book appointments online, receive reminders for upcoming appointments, and more. Okadoc’s telemedicine platform enables virtual consultations and connects patients to over 1400 doctors and 160 healthcare providers across the country, including 70 specialties. Okadoc’s app is also a 24/7 intelligent medical calendar system that helps practitioners, clinics and hospitals optimize their bookings, attract and engage new patients, build and strengthen their online reputation, reduce ‘no-shows’, and more. Okadoc’s online marketplace delivers the efficient, seamless, and simple experience that everyone expects and deserves
TachyHealth and team are building the next generation healthcare solutions to drive the value-based healthcare for payers and providers with Artificial intelligence and data science. Their executive team has +70 years of collective experience working on successful business and projects valued at +100M USD.
Sehteq was founded in 2013 and offered 15 high-risk, end to end, cross- country treatment packages for radio-oncology, cornea transplant, bone marrow transplant and pediatric cardiac surgery direct to consumers and institutional buyers. Then, joined Ras Al Khaimah Incubator & Accelerator in 2017, and leveraged the technology resources and government access the incubator provided and pivoted to be the first digital health insurance provider in the region. Sehteq “ Arabic for your health” is Oscar-Like digital health insurance company in UAE backed by Ras Al Khaimah based VC 971 Capital. Sehteq offers low cost, consumer centric, and regulatory compliant health insurance plans to individuals, SME’s and large groups in 6 out of the 7 Emirates in UAE and soon to launch in Abu Dhabi.
KLAIM.AI is an innovative HealthTech – FinTech startup transforming healthcare billing and processing by combining a powerful AI driven claim management SaaS platform as well as Financing under one umbrella. With a strong mission to simplify healthcare payments for everyone, they provide an easy-to-use platform to trace and compile claims history under their revolutionary platform. Their offering has been designed to ensure efficiency and transparency on the full revenue lifecycle of a claim from appointment to cash reconciliation, helping increase their revenue through reduced claim processing time and errors, and faster payments. Klaim has been implemented at hospitals in Dubai (with more than 1.5 million transactions) as well as clinics and pharmacies.
ProvenMed was founded by two entrepreneurs Souheil Guessoum and Amine Staali who got inspired by the story from a friend and his daily challenges of living with urinary incontinence. Together, they combined their skills and commitment and developed the flagship innovative solution ActivGo® that is transforming many patients’ lives. It is today the first urinary incontinence wearable device of its kind, developed completely from the patient’s perspective, not from an engineer’s view. ProvenMed research & development continue, with the experience of patients shaping new development and innovation.
Prognica, an AI powered health-tech company, aims to improve clinical outcomes and accelerate the discovery of breakthrough advancements in the fight against cancer. Prognica analyses medical images and generates information and data to help predict and diagnose cancer using artificial intelligence and deep learning.
Vezeeta offers a seamless digital platform to help over 10 million patients search, choose, and book their healthcare providers based on real patient reviews and ratings, live doctors’ scheduling, location, fees, health insurance providers, from a network of over 35,000 top-rated doctors across 43 medical specialties. Using the app or website, patients can schedule appointments for in-clinic, virtual or at-home consultations as well as book operations and diagnostics. Patients can also purchase prescription medications online and arrange for home deliveries using the online pharmacy solution.
Based in Dubai, they’ve created an innovative digital platform that will become the number one destination for aesthetic medicine information, a tech-driven marketplace, and a cutting-edge e-commerce site, all in one. With support from the region’s leading experts in aesthetic technology, alongside some of the best digital brains in the business, selfologi really will be a game-changer for a multi-billion dollar industry.
The first and largest platform in the Arab region that offers telemedicine consultation services, allowing patients to connect directly with doctors via audio calls and chats. Stemming from the fact that there are approximately 400 million people in the Arab World lacking access to essential medical services, Altibbi works diligently to circulate medical content in the Arabic Language via the Internet. By providing medical information from trusted sources and remote medical consultation services for all Arabic speakers, Altibbi helps patients access medical information and advice, thus reducing the number of unnecessary doctor visits and lessening the pressure on the healthcare system. Winner of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship Award and the World Summit Award for best digital content in the health and well-being category.
20. Health at Hand Healthcare
The fastest and cost efficient way to access a qualified doctor, Health at Hand is a video consultation platform, providing access to doctors within minutes. Available on iOS and Android, our app eradicates waiting times, giving patients access to quality advice from the comfort of their home or on the go, for an affordable fee. Health at Hand is proud to be the first healthcare provider to be licensed by the Dubai Health Authority to provide telehealth services. Health at Hand has the highest doctor accreditation standards in the industry, only working with the best trained doctors: our quality assurance and improvement programme assures the quality of care our doctors provide. The Health at Hand platform meets HIPAA standards, the most respected global standard for protecting sensitive patient data.
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