Comigo Saúde joins TheVentureCity´s Growth Program to “simplify the way you take care of your health.” This startup gathers the best practices and knowledge from across the world. Its CEO, Davide Barenghi, who is originally from Italy, was faced with the challenge of an inefficient health-care system while working in the financial sector in Brazil, and he decided to turn this conundrum into his next big idea.
Comigo Saúde is both a marketplace and an innovative software that connects patients with a network of over 3,000 doctors (and growing), located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. More than 20 million of the city’s population is uninsured. This outrageous figure underscores the need for this startup’s services and its possibilities for growth.
“Our user-friendly interface encourages doctors to make prescriptions digitally, which facilitates reading of the results and any calls for action. In addition, the health professional receives the patient’s results on a digital platform and can monitor the treatment,” said Davide.
Furthermore, Comigo Saúde’s network of doctors works with laboratories to give exams at a better price. According to this startup’s data, the average cost of an exam is lowered by 40%. Through a mobile phone and an app, Comigo Saúde generates scalable well-being. This is one of the reasons why TheVentureCity was curious to know them better.
“What I like about Comigo is that they are working on delivering a great experience to everyone going to the see a doctor, especially after you leave the doctor’s appointment… With Comigo, the process is humanized and the patient is guided seamlessly from start to end.”
For Ricardo Sangion, VP of the Growth Accelerator for the Americas: “What I like about Comigo is that they are working on delivering a great experience to everyone going to the see a doctor, especially after you leave the doctor’s appointment. Today many patients don’t understand the exams that they have to do, they have no idea where to start the process, how to find the closest and most affordable laboratory. Many patients don’t even go back to the laboratory to get the final results, meaning that they can’t continue their treatment. With Comigo, the process is humanized and the patient is guided seamlessly from start to end. Doctors also benefit from being able to use a much simpler and efficient digital prescription tool and will get all laboratory results directly on their inbox.”
Since April 2019, more than 10,000 patients have been treated through Comigo Saúde and more than 18,000 laboratory exams have been administered.
For many, Comigo Saúde makes personalized medical attention a dream come true. Welcome to our Garden!