Pictured is Dr Ronan Flynn, clinical director and Dr Patrick McSharry, clinical director, MeeDoc
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What is it?
MeeDoc is a telemedicine app that allows users to contact a GP from the comfort of their own home, office or even holiday sun-lounger.
The app can be used to contact a GP, discuss symptoms, receive a diagnosis and have a prescription delivered to a pharmacy of your choice. Consultations are available for patients over the age of 12. Consultations cost €34, making MeeDoc more affordable than a traditional GP consultation.
MeeDoc launched in Ireland at the end of November 2015 and has attracted over 1,200 registered users, with a number of GPs throughout the country providing online consultations.
Who’s behind it?
MeeDoc was founded in Finland in 2012 by a team of doctors, engineers and designers. Co-founders Mikko Kiiskilä, Juho Koponen and Wille Komulainen now serve as CEO, CTO and chief medical officer respectively. MeeDoc has appointed two clinical directors in Ireland: GPs Ronan Flynn and Patrick McSharry.
How is it funded?
In 2015, MeeDoc attracted €3.5m in venture capital funding from XLHEALTH, a German venture capital investor specialised in digital health start-ups. Total investment in the company to date – including seed rounds – is €4.7m.
MeeDoc’s goal is to bring telemedicine to every GP surgery in Ireland. According to the founders, the app cuts down on costs, saves time, and gives greater flexibility to all involved in the healthcare process.
Internationally, MeeDoc is rolling out in the UK, Spain, Switzerland and the Nordic countries, following its success in Finland and Ireland.
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