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Buoy claims it has a better triage system

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Boston-New York-based Buoy Health  says it’s taking a smarter approach than, say WebMD, to using symptom checkers and automated triage tools  by feeding its program 18,000 clinical papers. Med City News says “The idea is to trigger more thoughtful follow-up questions and reach more informed recommendations for what to do next….The goal is to do a better job of triaging patients by recommending urgent care facilities for minor cases and to ensure that patients who should be in the emergency room get there.”

Buoy Health has closed a $6.7 million Series A fund-raising round led by F-Prime Capital Partners, with participation from FundRx and angel investors, according to a company news release. “The funding will be used to expand the staff of 10 to 19 with additional clinical researchers, engineers, and marketers in the next 12 months. The business also wants to add to its customer base of hospitals and payers beyond Boston. They offer a white labeled version of the company’s symptom tracker with their own brand. The company has raised $9.2 million to date,” reported Med City News.

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