babylon is the UK’s leading digital healthcare service. Its purpose is to democratise healthcare by putting an accessible and affordable health service into the hands of every person on earth. In order to achieve this the company is bringing together one of the largest teams of scientists, clinicians, mathematicians and engineers to focus on combining the ever growing computing power of machines with the best medical expertise of humans to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalised health service and make it universally available.
Launched in February 2015, the service now covers 300,000 people and sees between 500 and a thousand new patients joining every day. It has already expanded into Europe and will be launching in Africa later this year. Around 70 businesses, including Citigroup, BNY Mellon, LinkedIn and leading employee benefits and health insurance providers have partnered with babylon to offer its services to UK employees. Further, the company is at an early stage of partnering with the NHS to make its services available to the broader UK population. babylon has received wide industry recognition for its innovative product and services, including featuring in Apple’s list of the best apps in 2015. It has also received seven industry awards to date including ‘Mobile App of the Year’ at the UK IT Industry Awards 2015 and a Lovie award for ‘Health & Fitness.’