Sihatech Wins Prince SBAHC Award
Riyadh-based Saudi Internet Health Application Technology Company, Sihatech, was selected among 20 other health tech companies and service providers to receive the award for ‘Most Innovative Technology’ from Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Humanitarian City (SBAHC). The startup was chosen for its innovative solution which aims to bring transparency, accountability, and improved quality access to patients in Saudi Arabia in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and the 2020 Near Term Plan (NTP).
The Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Humanitarian City (SBAHC), which has treated more than 600,000 patients from across the Middle East, is one of the non-profit projects of the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Foundation, and includes a 510-bed Rehabilitation Hospital (the largest in the region) covering more than 1 million square meters with services designed to assist in restoring patient health and functionality.
Sihatech is a provider of technology solutions to the healthcare space that aims to improve healthcare access, accountability, and quality. Sihatech helps and assists both patients and doctors across the entire patient journey, from selecting the best fit doctor and stating concerns before an appointment, to accessing one’s diagnosis and test results online and following up on the treatment through a HIPAA certified messaging module. The platform also allows patients to rate their doctor’s services and doctors to rate their patients’ adherence to their treatment plans.
Last May, Sihatech won first place at ArabNet’s Startup Championship, following a win at the Startup Battle in Riyadh. They were also selected by the World Economic Forum and the International Finance Corporation as one of 100 Arab World startups shaping the future in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
They went on to close their first institutional investment round, a total of $1.3M, in December 2017, led by Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures (WA’ED Ventures) as well as returning investor, Waseel Application Service Provider.