What it does: GlobalMed provides patients access to healthcare providers, and providers access to medical data through various forms of connectivity, including telemedicine.
How it grew to become one of healthcare's hottest: For a company that facilitates communication and connection between patients and providers, it makes sense that founder and Managing Director Joel Barthelemy puts a lot of emphasis on listening to customers. “You find out how they'd like to have a product and have it integrated into their system,” Barthelemy says.
For GlobalMed, that approach has always been tied to its mission statement—to transform healthcare globally by developing and integrating secure, efficient health delivery systems that improve access and quality of care while reducing unnecessary costs. But the methods continue to change in response to customers' needs. Today that means an increasing focus on mobile health. “The little smartphone most of us carry is capable of so much more,” Barthelemy says. “Why can't we do things on there that will help us stay healthy?”