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Valwin, the Nantes start-up seeking to conquer e-health markets

Published on December 18, 2017 Updated on January 17, 2018
Valwin is the brainchild of a graduate with a PhD in Pharmacy and two engineers from Centrale Nantes who came up with the idea of ​​developing digital solutions to connect patients, pharmacists and doctors.
Founded in November 2013, the flourishing startup has the support of the Centrale-Audencia-ensa incubator.
It has three associates: founder Camille Freisz – holder of a PhD in Pharmacy from the University Paris Sud - co-founder Jonathan Winandy - Architect & Data Engineer and graduate of the Centrale Nantes engineering programme with a final year specialisation in computer science and finance - and finally, Alexis Guéganno - R&D engineer, also a graduate of the Centrale Nantes engineering programme with a final year specialisation in computer science and R&D.

E-health: a solution to health challenges

Given that more and more patients search for medical information online –frequently coming across sites with inaccurate information - and that drug poisoning is one of the leading causes of hospitalization in France, Valwin aims to support health professionals in their digital approach, in order to reconnect them with patients and to re-establish pharmacists and doctors as the points of reference for healthcare.
The health sector is already facing major challenges such as caring for increasing numbers of frail and dependent people and patients with chronic diseases, and medical deserts. Expectations are thus high for e-health and its new technologies (web platforms, mobile applications, connected objects, telemedicine ...) and in new ways of managing healthcare that it could bring about. The interactivity associated with e-health allows for new forms of coordination between health professionals and patient-carer relationships, adjustments in the course of treatment with the analysis of health data and prevention and patient education.

The solutions proposed by Valwin

Valwin, which specializes in the management of big data in healthcare, therefore proposes to support healthcare stakeholders in their digitisation by developing a patient relationship management (PRM) that is adapted to each type of healthcare professional.

The startup has two goals:

  • facilitate the digitisation and coordination of health professionals
  • enable patients to manage their health online, thanks to the health professionals they trust
Valwin has developed two platforms for pharmacists and doctors:

ePharma: PRM for pharmacists, an interactive web platform for pharmacists to:
  • enhance one’s pharmacy and expertise on the web
  • develop new roles: make appointments for pharmaceutical interviews, screening, therapeutic education
  • support patients who manage their health online: prescription reservations, appointments, secure messaging
eDoctor: PRM for physicians, an interactive web platform for doctors to:
  • enhance one’s practice and its specialisations on the web
  • facilitate management: appointments, secure messaging, therapeutic education
  • support patients who manage their health online: making appointments easier, secure messaging
From coordination between health professionals to patient monitoring, Valwin is developing effective digital tools that allow health professionals to accomplish their tasks more simply and focus on their core business: the patient. This is reflected in the development of bespoke websites, software and mobile applications, tailored to different audiences: healthcare companies, health professionals, insurers, private complementary health insurers and public organizations, learned bodies, patient associations.

Find out more: valwin.fr
Published on December 18, 2017 Updated on January 17, 2018