Blockit, a platform technology for healthcare, aims at solving a painful problem largely ignored by the billions currently invested in healthcare tech.
Dallas, Texas, March 14, 2017 – Startup healthcare tech company Blockit, Inc., has raised $152,000 in seed funding. The raise was structured in two rounds; $60,000 closed in late 2016 led by Co-Founders Jake McCarley and Mark Carver, MD, and a second round of $92,000 closed in February 2017 including contributions from strategic advisors close to McCarley and Carver.
“So much complexity has been imposed on providers in recent years to ‘help make healthcare better’. But it's actually made getting patients through the journey of care so tedious, especially for those in acute and chronic situations”, said McCarley, CEO of Blockit. “Providers desperately want to take back control of their time so they can focus more on care. Because they, like their patients, just want good health. Healthy people are more able to contribute and share quality time with their families and communities. That’s our mission at Blockit, each and every day.”
Blockit is a platform technology designed to provide real-time access to the calendar availability of patients and all the providers in complex episodes of care. Based on a demonstration of the product, it also helps with scheduling referrals and stand-alone appointments. According to the Chief Technology Officer, Glenn Phillips, the platform is easy to activate and does not require complex integration.
“This is the age of social media for crying out loud. You can see what your friends from high school had for dinner, but you can't see scheduling options for a specialist you work with all the time?”, said Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer Mark Carver, MD. “As an actively practicing physician specialist, I've experienced this frustration first hand. But providers can now free themselves and their patients from these kinds of frustrations with Blockit.”
he company will use the current funding to refine the initial build of the platform, complete the consumer mobile app development, and fund the execution of the marketing strategy. According to McCarley, multiple healthcare providers have committed to participating in the pilot.