The Lyonnaise Maela start-up, specializing in medical remote monitoring, has just announced a fundraising of 2 million euros.
The tour de table was led by health professionals from the public and private sector, the long-standing partners of the start-up, including the software company SWORD, as well as all of Maela’s employees.
Develop the predictive approach
These new funds should make it possible to accelerate the development of the solution internationally, already available in France and in several European countries. The company also wants to boost its Research & Development (R&D) on data valuation. Ultimately, its goal is to focus its support on predictive medicine through data analysis.
Maela also wants to recruit new people, after doubling its workforce in 2020. Finally, the start-up wishes to develop new services, with a focus on the city and insurers.
Reduce the length of hospitalization
Founded in 2014, the company has developed a remote medical monitoring platform to support people before and after hospitalization. The objective is to reduce the length of stays in health establishments, one of the pillars of public spending reduction.
Maela is aimed at three categories of users: health establishments who want to digitize pre and postoperative monitoring, doctors who will be able to prepare their patients and optimize their medical time and patients who benefit from a permanent link. with a healthcare professional. The start-up also offers doctors a tool for traceability and conservation of all the elements resulting from remote monitoring.
Via a phone, tablet or computer, patients can contact a healthcare professional at any time, via a dedicated nursing platform, to ask a question or alert on an abnormal symptom. The platform also offers a list of things to remember, a library of educational content and messaging.
Store by a French host
All health data that passes through the platform is stored by Santeos (Worldline group, formerly Atos), a French company which is certified as a “health data host” (HDS). Information that is important in the midst of the debate on the hosting of the Health Data Hub by Microsoft.
To date, the Maela platform has been deployed in 40 hospitals in three countries and has recorded 10,000 new patients in 2020. To capture new markets, in September, the company entered into a partnership with Medtronic, via its Integrated Health Solutions entity ( IHS), to offer a range of services to healthcare establishments in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East & Africa).