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The New AI Powered Doctor's Office

November 27, 2023
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The future of visiting a doctor's office might be changing a lot.

What’s happening:

  • San Francisco, California based healthcare company Forward Health has raised $100M USD in a new funding round to launch AI powered doctors offices
  • The new product called Forward CarePods aims to offer a self directed experience that is easily accessible and leverages artificial intelligence to rapidly diagnose individuals

How it works:

  • CarePods are small, purpose built physical locations that can be deployed in office buildings, malls or public spaces
  • Once stepping inside a CarePod, there is a custom touchscreen that can be used to navigate to specific health concerns
  • Individuals are able to do a full body scan, check their blood pressure, screen for diabetes and even check vital organs all within a CarePod
  • While inside of a CarePod individuals can use Forward's mobile application to connect directly with a doctor to further discuss treatment plans or have specific questions answered

Going deeper:

  • Forward has a number of notable backers including Kholsa Ventures, Founders Fund, Samsung Next, SoftBank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and more
  • Forward’s advisors include Silicon Valley legends such as Eric Schmidt, John Doerr, Marc Benioff and Marissa Mayer

By the numbers:

  • Forward has raised $657M USD since inception
  • Within a year Forward plans to have 3,200 CarePods in locations all across the United States

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