John Pugh: Service Connects Doctors And Patients For Constant Care

John Pugh: Service Connects Doctors And Patients For Constant Care

HealthLoop is a platform that automates various routine aspects of care.

John Pugh, BI
  • 2 january 2014

Visiting the doctor’s office can be a stressful experience, even if it is just for a routine check-up. As a result, many people will put off going to the doctor for years, simply because the process is unpleasant or they are afraid of hearing bad news. The key to solving this issue is lowering the barrier to entry, making it easier for patients to incorporate professional medical opinion into their daily routine. The process would certainly be easier if you and your doctor could easily maintain communication between visits; not only would the visit itself be faster and more efficient, but it would be easier to practice effective preventative care, and catch any potential issues before they develop.


Healthloop is a startup working to address this issue. Founded by Dr. Jordan Shlain, a physician and commissioner of the San Francisco Health Service Systems Board, the platform was born out of the frustrations he witnessed every day from patients who experienced symptoms that went unnoticed between visits, often leading to emergency care. He developed HealthLoop as a way to keep doctors, patients and care-givers better connected between visits by offering clinical information and peer-reviewed follow-up plans that aim to automate the routine aspects of care, while tracking patient progress between visits. Through its analytics engine, HealthLoop is able to analyze patient data in realtime and enable doctors and caregivers to focus their attention on patients who require the most attention.


The goal is to save doctors time and improve the quality of outcomes for patients by helping to extend the doctor-patient relationship outside the exam room and by keeping everyone connected between visits. Through its automated follow-up patient engagement and communication tools, the platform also aims to improve patient care, track outcomes across care venues and increase loyalty for doctors and practices while reducing costs associated with unnecessary documentation and follow-up.


The startup just recently secured $10 million in Series A financing to expand implementation, so the service may soon be coming to a doctor near you. By  helping patients and their doctors exchange information more efficiently, HealthLoop will make it easier for all parties involved to be happier and healthier.


PSFK has partnered with  Boehringer Ingelheim to bring you a steady stream of inspiring news and ideas in the health and wellness space. Once each week, we will be posting an article on If you would like to gain access to the full stream of content, please check out Boehringer Ingelheim’s Facebook Page, where they are publishing a regular stream of inspiring and informative content.


Editorial Roundtable: What A People-First Workplace Must Prioritize First

Syndicated Yesterday

What Could The Highway Of The Future Look Like?

As technology for automated vehicles improves, there’s a sharper focus on building a ‘smarter’ infrastructure where they can thrive

Design Yesterday

Plastic Wind Trees Are Bringing Sustainable Power To Residential Homes

These French-made turbines are offering a small, aesthetically pleasing approach to affordable personal energy


Get PSFK's Latest Report: Future of Work

See All
Home Yesterday

Dyson’s Wi-Fi Connected Fan Purifies, Cools & Heats The Air

The new luxury home appliance aims to be an all-in-one device for the connected home

Education Yesterday

Bringing Virtual Reality And Telepresence Robotics To E-Learning

This Learning Management System is embracing new technologies to reallocate teaching resources to where they should be going

Advertising Yesterday

Brewing Company Turns Car Emissions Into Ink

Tiger Beer has created a sustainable process to transform air pollution into supplies for street art

Design Yesterday

Space-Saving Sofa Has Extra Furniture Hidden Inside

Living in an apartment with limited space? This three-in-one bed transforms based on your needs

Culture Yesterday

Browser Extension Blocks Any Pages That Make You Unhappy

The software can detect your facial movements and prevent content that brings up negative emotions


Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders

PSFK Op-Ed august 24, 2016

Why Building Better Offices Is The Key To Employee Engagement

Interaction Designer and Audio-visual Technologist at ESI Design illustrates the value in creating environments filled with surprise and delight

PSFK Labs august 25, 2016

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: How The Nurturing Of Seeds Will Come To Define The Onboarding Process

Our Future of Work vision is a service that allows companies to assemble and deliver welcome packets that are uniquely focused on the concept of growth

Automotive Yesterday

Reserve Your Parking Spot Before You Even Get Behind The Wheel

A new Ford app allows drivers to select and arrange for a space in a garage to be available at the end of their journey, so they can travel worry-free

Work Yesterday

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: The Desk Is Becoming An Ecosystem Of Satellite Workstations

Our Future of Work vision is an app that frees employees from the tyranny of a static desk

Food Yesterday

A Tiny Amount Of This Powder Could Block All The Bitterness In Food

A new substance made from mushrooms can bond with taste receptors on your tongue to overcome unpleasant flavors

Asia Yesterday

Whimsical Dental Clinic Design Aims To Calm Patient Fears

Cheerful colors and a nod to the comforts of home are design elements tactfully aimed to help people relax

Mobile Yesterday

Messenger Service Only Delivers You Updates Three Times A Day

Formal is a new app designed to help people ignore the constant stream of texts from their phone and focus on what's in front of them


Rio Olympics
Innovation Coverage From The Rio Games

Design Yesterday

Movable Vacation House Constructed Using Concrete Boxes

The 4,000 square foot building is made up of modular frames so it can be relocated if needed due to coastline erosion

Design Yesterday

Redesigned Electric Fan Collapses For Easy Storage

Conbox can be kept in pieces and packed away when not in use

Ai Yesterday

LawyerBot Is Now Helping Homeless People Qualify For Government Housing

This robot helps people get out of parking tickets and provides free legal advice to those in need

No search results found.