For too long, the diagnostic imaging world has been difficult and expensive to access in the U.K. The country faces record number of people waiting for diagnostic imaging. With 1 in 4 NHS patients waiting longer than six weeks for scans, there is an increasing need to provide alternative options to avoid health issues from becoming serious.
UK-based diagnostic imaging platform Scan.com has raised £2.2 million to speed up the process of booking and receiving results for medical imaging scans. Leading the round was Triple Point Ventures, with participation from StartUp Health, Plug and Play Ventures and YZR Capital. The platform had brought in £2 million in a seed round last year.
The health tech plans to expand its diagnostics-as-a-service proposition in the U.S. and Germany and rapidly scale its B2B platform in the U.K. by introducing new products for medicolegal, health insurance and telehealth providers.
To remove layers of admin that healthcare professionals previously faced, the platform features a booking portal and proprietary API, through which consultants, clinicians and digital health providers can easily refer their patients for imaging. Scan.com claims to reduce diagnostic wait times to a week, a third of the NHS average.
Charlie Bullock, co-founder and CEO of Scan.com, said: “This latest round of funding will help us empower even more people to take their healthcare into their own hands, by making diagnostic imaging accessible to everyone, everywhere.”
Jamie Tomalin, investment associate at Triple Point Ventures, added: “Scan.com has rapidly emerged as the U.K.’s leading private medical imaging platform, now integrating supply from over 200 imaging centres. These integrations uniquely position Scan.com to become the diagnostic infrastructure layer for digital health, enabling better supply visibility, pricing transparency, and streamlining antiquated workflows.”
Scan.com has the backing of angel investors Evelyn Bourke, ex-BUPA CEO, and Tom Blomfield, ex-Monzo CEO and founder and is working closely with imaging centres in the U.S., U.K. and Germany to help them transition to the post-COVID-19 digital world.