Docfully Healthcare : Healthcare at Home

by Jacques Stroud

Docfully wants to change the way healthcare is done here in the United States. We want to be the 2nd option to going to the hospital for the elderly or disabled by using technology and the human touch
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About our project

The problem we solve: Most people in America who are elderly or disabled are more ill than they need to be. Mostly because these special populations are dealing with a chronic condition. Most American could be substantially healthier if they managed their condition w/ the help of the best medical counsel that's available to them. But many of these special populations are uninsured or underinsured. These populations usually visits the emergency room to get high quality care. Because of this their bill can be $10,000 instead of $1,000. And If they're uninsured they won't visit an emergency room until it's sever.

About our solution: We want to use telemedicine software and medical professionals to perform scheduled virtual examinations. During these examinations we want to collect health data using entry level medical professionals and interpreted by nurse practitioners or physician assistants. The results of these examinations will be further examined by a medical doctor. These scheduled visits can be used to take preventive steps to treat chronic conditions of patients. Also to update Active Daily Living protocols for patients with home healthcare services. And lastly these virtual visits can help the 40 million American who are underinsured receive the high quality care they need at home that fits within their budgets.

Progress to date:

To date we have a prototype built and that's slowly being improved with our beta testers. We have tested our software in the Balboa Park Nursing Home located in San diego under the supervision of a Dr. Pardo. We also tested our softwear with a Medical Spa located in palm spring where we used a physican assistant to perform good faith exams. We are still working to gain customers and traction as well as get our app out in the community.

About Our Team

Creator: Jacques Stroud

Location: California

Education: none

Bio: I'm an African American who is trying to change the state of healthcare in the US for my community. Ever since High school I always wanted to help people in need. I come from a small school in the inner city of Chicago (Chicago State University). I was a bio major and took a small lab position right out of college. At that point I knew I didn't want to be a researcher but do something more to impact people. I entered the health and fitness industry in 1998 and have been in the industry ever since. In the last few years I wanted to do something more with my degree so I decided to pursue a Physician Assistant degree. But to enter a PA school I needed more experience so I received a EMT certification and a CNA license. After volunteering in both I discovered how much medical help is needed among the low income elderly and disabled. So I decided to move to California to work for a home healthcare company to get more experience. That's where I met the patient who would inspire me to create this company and change my path.

Hospital Affiliation: none

Title: Founder

About Our Company

Docfully

Location: 2642 5th ave
9
San Diego, CA 92103

Founded: 2015

Website: https://www.docfully.com

Twitter: JacquesStroud@JacquesDoc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DocfullyHealthcare

Product Stage: Prototype/MVP

Employees: 1-2

How We Help Patients

In 2018 I suffered a fall in my apartment building and suffered a bi-lateral quad patellar tendon tear. I would then spend 2 of the next 4 month in thigh high leg casts, a wheelchair and placed in a nursing home 100 miles from my apartment. Unable to walk, and totally reliant on caregivers to care for me and help me see a doctor I felt helpless about controlling my health outcome. At that time I had so many questions for my surgeon but couldn't contact her until my scheduled appointment which were once a month. Also I had to travel from near LA back down to San Diego where my orthopedic surgeon was located. It was such a pain to travel those 100 miles in the back of a SUV because I couldn't bend my legs, or use a very expensive medical transport. Having the Docfully app would have saved me time and money as well as given me piece of mind that I could get my questions answered right away. The service that I'm developing will create the change in our system to help those in need.

How We Help Physicians

For doctors this is a way to connect better with their patients without time restraints. By giving the patients the experience of seeing you in their homes as well as your full attention makes them more comfortable. Also you can utilize the program to touch more patients in an hour than you could in a regular doctor's office. Instead of seeing one patient per hour or 2 patients in an hour you have the possibility of seeing 4-8 patients in an hour. Utilizing the power of technology and trusting the scope of practice of our entry level medical professional more preventative steps can be made and better outcomes is the result.

How We Help Hospitals

Hospitals can benefit from using the Docfully app by reaching the last mile of care in each patient they touch. The patients home.

How We Help Partners

We want to partner with different organizations and facilities to help a lack of skilled medical workers in the facilities to handle the growing number of baby boomers accessing these facilities.

Challenge Mission

How We Address the Mission of The Challenge(s)

We want to help reduce the out of pocket cost to care for consumers. Utilizing our system of video-confrencing and a low cost nurse assistant in the home we estimate that it will reduce the overall cost of care. And because were not using doctors to do basic exams, the cost of that visit is greatly reduced

New Orleans and Our Company

I have family who live in Baton Rouge Louisiana, so I would move there to make sure the system is implemented correctly

Innovation Details

Intellectual Property Summary

At the time of this application we're talking with a patent lawyer to discover if we can patent the methology of our system. The core technology we are using is telemedicine which isn't patentable, but the way we are using the technology we are pursuing. Because we are developing the technology ourselves future technological discoveries we will be able to patent.  

Clinical Information

We are a service company and working towards creating better healtrh outcomes through preventative steps for the elderly and disabled. The efficacy of using telemedicine in patients suffering from Aids, Alzheimer disease, heart disease, diabeties, and other chronic illneses can be summarized in the following Pub Med article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC60664/ . Because we will have to work with patient data, we are regulated by HIPAA. How the "crowd" can help is by getting support from doctors and sign up patients to try our platform as well as partner with establishments to pilot our platform. 

Regulatory Status

Because we are a service that will utilize technology and not food or drugs we are subjected to FDA approval.

How we will use the funds raised

The use of funds will go towards further development of the prototype. Specifically $35-70,000 will go towards hiring a front-end and back-end developer to continully improving the database as well as the UI (user interface) to make it easier fro doctors or any other highly educated medical proffesional use the system. Other cost that funds will be used for are: Google cloud servers, payroll of entry level medical proffesionals (CNA/MA/EMT), purchasing equipment: computers, ipads, medical equipment, and marketing. Anywhere between $50-100,000. Which a quote of $100,000 was given by "The Bloc" marketing firm.

Thank You

Hello my name is Jacques Stroud and I'm trying to change the way healthcare is done here in america. In 2018 an ambulance was called to the downtown San Diego area because I suffered a fall down the stairs of my apartment. The result was a double quad patellar tendon tear. I spent the next 3 months in a hospital, a nursing home and a rehab hospital. Most americans are more ill than they need to be, mostly because they are dealing with a chronic condition or a disability. Most americans could be substancially healthier if they managed their condition with the help of great medical counsel. But their is a "gap" between great managed care and affordable managed care, and an even bigger "gap" to access them both. We want to brifge that gap through telemedicine, an on-premise medical assistant and highly educated medical counsel. This is what our app and service will hope to accomplish regaurdless of time or distance. By providing these tools to chronically ill patients we can create better outcomes, especially to the 44 million uninsured or the 38 million underinsured. We are asking to be apart of a change in culture by providing better tools for patients and their caregivers. By bringing personalized medical counsel to the patient wherever they reside can only lead to better health outcomes by using more preventive steps. Will you vote to change the future? Vote for Docfully to be apart of this initiative.

Investor Info

Market Size

The Total Market Opportunity we are presented with is a combination of the 40 million americans age 65+ and 49 million disabled americans that occupies 15,700 nursing homes, 15,836 assisted living facilities, 51,000 assisted living communities and are being cared for in their homes by 12,200 home healthcare agencies according to the CDC.Our 

Projected 3 Year Growth

Our projected growth in 3 years will be to partner with 0.5-1% of each of the different channels in elderly care that is controlled by the department of health and human services (HHS). In 2017 HHS controlled $566 billion towards Medicare services. We are looking to gain close to $566 million in those 3 years or 0.1% of the 2017 budget.

Revenue Model

We belive in giving the end user (providers and patients) the ability to controll their health and the health of thir patients at home. But to pay for that ability requiers a combination of goverment funding and patient contribution. We want to become a vendor for insurance companies as well as Medicare and Medicaid and use a subscription modle for our service. By partnering with different organizations such as assisted living facilites and concierge/mobile doctors our monthly service charge will generate reoccuring revenue. Our fee that we charge these organizations can be added to the fee these organizations charge their patients. Working with nursing homes and home healthcare againceis we can charge medicare or medicaid an annual fee for our servive to generate another channel for reoccuring revenue. And lastly in the private sector we want to charge indiviual patients our monthly fee to use our service to connect with their primary care physician to help deliver care.  

Competitors

We have competition from other telemedicine companies such as Teladoc, American Well, Doctors on Demand, Heal, and Snap MD to name a few. As well as big health organizations and insurance companies developing their own telemedicine platfrom such as Kasier Permanente and Anthem. What sets us apart from these companies is that we will not rely only on technology, but also to integrate the human element to help deliver care. Through the combination of technolpy and the human touch we can create better health outcomes.

Traction

In 2018 we did not generate any revenue but we did create intrest by doing product testing and development with two differnt organizations. MedSpa a medical spa treatment facility located in Palm Springs and Balboa nursing home located in San Diego. To date the company generated revenue of $800 in 2016 to start the development of our prototype. 

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