The group of pharmacies Giphar and the Parisian start-up Medadom announce this Friday, April 23 the signing of a partnership aimed at deploying smart health connected terminals dedicated to teleconsultation. 1350 pharmacies are concerned.
Fight against medical deserts
The two partners see these terminals as an interesting solution to fight against medical deserts which would affect 7.4 million French people, according to the Association of Mayors of France (AMF). Thanks to its smart health connected terminals, Medadom promises that in less than 9 minutes, every day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., people can access a doctor even if they are in a medical desert.
Founded in 2017 by Nathaniel Bern, Elie Dan Mimouni and Charles Mimouni, Medadom offers a teleconsultation service. The consultation can be carried out at health home via a conventional terminal, such as a smartphone, a tablet or a computer, but also using a smart health connected terminal. It includes six smart health connected objects: a thermometer, a dermatoscope, an otoscope, an oximeter, a stethoscope and a blood pressure monitoring.
Medadom equips 1000 pharmacies
The young shoot claims more than 200,000 teleconsultations carried out via its service. It has already equipped 1000 pharmacies in France. The partnership with the Giphar group, which has a turnover of 2.2 billion euros, is therefore an important step for this young growth.
Since June 2020, Medadom has supplemented its offer with telemedicine booths which are intended to be installed in schools, town halls as well as municipalities without healthcare services. Thanks to a first fundraising of 40 million euros last November, it wants to deploy 25,000 new terminals and cabins by 2024.
Telemedicine boosted by Covid-19
Medadom hopes that the telemedicine craze sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic will continue. “Teleconsultation is increasingly establishing itself as a real brick in the health ecosystem“, analyzes Nathaniel Bern, co-founder of Medadom. The pharmacist is, according to the young growth, a vector of this practice which is still in the minority in France.
The H4D start-up is also developing smart health connected cabins. They are used by large companies, such as AXA, Airbus or Vinci, but also local and regional authorities. It raised 15 million euros in June 2020 to accelerate the deployment of its cabins.