Funds from a new pre-seed investment will help commercialize the MyDigiRecords app, its founder said, announcing critical new backing from one of Kansas City living entrepreneurial legends.
The health records app — which will enable consumers to directly manage their health records, like immunizations and prescription drugs — announced Thursday the undisclosed, but “sizable” funding from Terry Dunn, former CEO of J.E. Dunn Construction-turned-startup investor.
“By empowering healthcare consumers with better access to their records, we see a huge opportunity and are excited to be a part of MyDigiRecords growth,” said Dunn.
The app is expected to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to send notifications and reminders based on guidelines, enabling individuals make better decisions about their health, and ultimately reduce cost to the overall healthcare system.
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The current healthcare system is based on fragmented systems that leave individuals with major blind spots in their healthcare, resulting in billions of dollars in medical waste each year due to inefficiency, over-treatment or poor care coordination.
“Patients need easier access to their medical records,” said Dr. Saroj Gupta, founder and CEO of MyDigiRecords. “They could face life-threatening issues if they miss important vaccinations or erroneously obtain multiple doses because of poor or hard-to-find documentation. We’re excited that Terry decided to invest in MyDigiRecords, which will play a big role in driving our mission.”
Click here to read more about MyDigiRecords’ growth through the recent Comeback KC Ventures fellowship.
The launch of MyDigiRecords will focus on immunizations with future updates that will allow individuals to also track their medications. The app will provide notifications about proper use, including alerts for when to stop taking the medication to curb overuse. It will leverage AI to identify potential drug interactions as well as schedule appointments with one-click.
Founded in 2022, MyDigiRecords plans to reach individuals by partnering with large organizations, like commercial insurance companies, state-based health insurance, and employers along with non-profit organizations to empower individuals to take control of their healthcare and ultimately drive down the cost of healthcare.
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