Dr. R2D2

Provider burnout and human error are among the top challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system. Robots to the rescue? Though these complex challenges require multifaceted solutions, the latest robotics tech shows promise. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen robotics startups raise fresh capital to assist with complex surgeries and perform care delivery tasks for frontline nursing teams. Robots are also making healthcare more intuitive and accessible for providers and patients alike. A hand-held robot is being developed to enable first responders to easily apply emergency therapies without extensive training, plus a "digital sidekick" is now commercially available to initiate conversations with seniors and help them track medications and doctor appointments. The notion of robots addressing healthcare needs may seem futuristic—but if these technologies can make healthcare safer and more effective, we’re ready to ride at 88 MPH in that tricked-out DeLorean.


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Recent Funding

  • Value-based care platform for seniors Vytalize Health locks in $50M
  • MedTrainer raises $43M for healthcare credentialing, training, and compliance management
  • Iris Telehealth adds $40M to deliver telepsychiatry for health systems and community centers
  • Real, whose virtual programs help individuals improve their mental health, lands $37M
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  • DUOS rakes in $15M to coordinate daily support partners for seniors
  • Nudj Health closes on $10M to integrate lifestyle wellness nudges into patient care
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