Richard Johnson

  • Current company Sancreed
  • Location South Africa
  • Industry Healthcare

Mass-scale chronic diseases like diabetes rely on face-to-face, generalist doctor care, with the average doctor consultation lasting seven minutes. Left to manage the disease on their own, only 6% of diabetes patients globally obtain the health outcomes possible with modern drugs and protocols, leading to unnecessary complications and 500% higher healthcare costs than healthy patients. Sancreed links people with chronic diseases (currently diabetes) to a dedicated, clinically-accredited expert coach, through its multi-sided, data-driven platform, ‘Guidepost’. On average, the company’s patients experience a 45% reduction in their frequency of hospitalization and a 2.5% drop in A1C (measure of diabetes control) within six months of using Guidepost.

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