Redwood City, CA – January 13, 2020 – Suki, the digital clinical assistant for doctors, today announced that it has been named one of FierceHealthcare’s 2020 “Fierce 15” companies, designating it as one of the most promising healthcare companies in the industry.
The award recognizes Suki for using innovative artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology to relive the burden of clinical documentation and administrative tasks for physicians. Suki uses voice commands from doctors to create 100 percent accurate clinical notes that are integrated directly with a physician's electronic health record (EHR) system. Across its user base, Suki has lowered physicians' average time per note from more than 13 minutes to just over 3 minutes (76 percent).
“Everything we do at Suki is in service of the physician, and awards like this reassure our team that we’re taking the right approach. Suki is designed to be an invisible, intuitive digital assistant that helps doctors return their focus to patients and care, rather than entering notes into their computer,” said Punit Soni, Suki CEO. “Our cutting-edge machine learning technology empowers Suki to understand physicians in clinical context and to adapt to each user's speaking style, becoming more personalized as they use it.”
The Fierce 15 celebrates the spirit of being “fierce” – championing innovation and creativity, even in the face of intense competition. This is FierceHealthcare’s second annual Fierce 15 selection and represents many corners of the industry from health IT to health payers to precision medicine.
"This crop of Fierce15 winners are rethinking the way health care is delivered and pushing the needle forward when it comes to the consumer experience,” said Tina Reed, FierceHealthcare’s executive editor.
An internationally recognized daily report reaching a network of over 120,000 healthcare industry professionals, FierceHealthcare provides subscribers with an authoritative analysis of the day's top stories. This year FierceHealthcare evaluated hundreds of companies from around the world for its annual Fierce 15 list, which is based on a variety of factors such as strength of its technology, partnerships, venture backers and its innovative approach to solving some of the most complex and longstanding problems in the health industry.
Today, Suki is used by physicians across the country in a variety of clinical settings and in dozens of medical specialties. This recognition follows other recent industry accolades, with Suki being named on the Forbes AI 50 list of most promising AI companies, the CB Insights Digital Health 150 list of leading health startups, and FierceHealthcare’s Fierce Innovation Award in 2019.
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Suki is a voice-enabled digital clinical assistant for doctors that lifts the burden of medical documentation and administrative tasks. Powered by artificial intelligence and natural language processing, Suki creates clinically accurate medical notes and quickly completes administrative tasks such as retrieving patient information from the electronic health record (EHR). Suki understands physicians, adapting to their specialty, clinical setting, and speaking style, becoming more personalized as they use it. Used in dozens of specialties, including family practice, gynecology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, and cardiology, Suki decreases claims denials by 19% by generating highly detailed clinical documentation 76% faster. Suki was founded by Punit Soni, a former executive at Google and Flipkart, and its team includes technologists from Apple, Google, IBM Watson, and McKinsey, and physicians from the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford. Suki is backed by investors such as Venrock, First Round, and Marc Benioff. To learn more, visit suki.ai, or follow us on AngelList, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Rebecca Willumson, FierceHealthcare