According to the World Health Organization, a rapidly growing shortfall of healthcare workers is expected to impact global industries by 2025. With the pandemic still in memory and technology progressing rapidly, some people are looking for solutions.
Hippocratic AI founder Munjal Shah wrote, “The WHO predicts that there will be a shortfall of 15 million healthcare workers globally by 2030.”
Hippocratic AI is a company founded by Munjal Shah to address the growing healthcare worker shortage while seeking to provide advanced care to underserved communities and regions.
Introducing Munjal Shah
The founder of Hippocratic AI, Munjal Shah attended the University of San Diego, where he acquired his B.A. in Computer Science. A short while later, Shah would earn his Master’s in Computer Science while specializing in Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University.
Munjal Shah wrote, “After my studies, I became a serial entrepreneur, startup advisor, and investor. Hippocratic AI is the fourth company I’ve founded since beginning my entrepreneurial journey in 1999.”
A personal health scare would lead Shah to take an advanced interest in attending to the various challenges the healthcare industry currently poses. Hippocratic AI would come out of this momentous experience for Shah.
Healthcare Challenges Addressed by AI
Munjal Shah has long understood that a crisis of healthcare workers can lead to severe issues worldwide. Shah says, “Many people have spent years of their careers trying to fix healthcare access within the system, but we’re still nowhere near where we need to be.”
Utilizing artificial intelligence, Shah hopes to connect under-leveraged individuals with access to healthcare so that they can live better lives.
Shah stated, “This is where I see Hippocratic AI coming in. We finally have the technology needed to deliver affordable healthcare, especially to underserved communities and geographies.”
Shah would go on to explain that Hippocratic AI can step in to assist healthcare workers by filling in the gap between access and equity. He also hopes that artificial intelligence will lead to quicker action and better outcomes for patients and staff.
Shah said, “I like to call this super-staffing”. We envision Hippocratic AI working alongside healthcare workers to amplify their quality of care and uplevel their work in engaging with patients.”
Finding Funding For Hippocratic AI
Hippocratic AI enjoyed a successful May when they announced a $50 million all-equity seed round spearheaded by General Catalyst and a16z. Munjal Shah told the funding and quickly described how they would address its use.
Shah added, “We will use the funding to invest heavily in talent, computing, data, and partnerships.”