Updated: Dec 30, 2022
SHK named to Insider's list of 33 healthcare startups predicted to take off in 2023, looks forward to advancing health equity in the new year.
As we wrap up 2022 and look forward to 2023, the Simple HealthKit team is taking time to reflect and be grateful for our impact on serving many communities across the country with our end-to-end digital diagnostics platform. While we’ve worked with many organizations spanning retailers, pharmacies, educational institutions, employers, and public health organizations this year, we remain united around the common theme of improving the health and well-being of communities nationwide with our accessible and affordable diagnostics.
2022 was the year that many of us returned to our “normal” lives, both personally and professionally. A part of that return to normalcy included prioritizing our health and well-being while catching up on doctor visits previously put aside by the pandemic. Over 2.5 million people contracted chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis in 2021 alone, and several experts anticipate this number will only grow when the infection rates are tallied for 2022. Many STDs go undetected over time, causing community spread, birth defects, and infertility.
In 2022, Simple HealthKit was on the front lines of making an impact by implementing our sexual wellness testing infrastructure on college campuses nationwide. We delivered more than just a test, but a student experience providing a quick result and seamless access to treatment. For example, the initial positivity rate at one university for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis was 30%. If it weren’t for our test, many infections would have gone undetected, leading to the above-mentioned effects. We are proud to say that over time we’ve dropped the positivity rate on campus and have set a goal of decreasing the positivity rate even further to below 10% in the new year.
As the year progressed, we saw a rapid and unprecedented early rise of COVID, Flu A/B & RSV outbreaks nationwide. We estimate this trend will only continue to increase over the winter months. Learn more about Simple HealthKit’s Respiratory Wellness solution here.
In December 2022, Simple HealthKit was named to Business Insider’s 33 healthcare and biotech companies investors expect to take off in 2023. With our growing product portfolio and continued reach into communities, we look forward to expanding our human-centric approach to diagnostics into more leading retailers, pharmacies, educational institutions, employers, and public health organizations in 2023.
Our work doesn’t stop here! Reach out to the SHK team and learn how your organization can be at the forefront of delivering health equity.
Simple HealthKit is the first and only human-centric, end-to-end healthcare platform that builds and delivers diagnostics, treatment and follow-up care for all. Created by people who believe world-class care is a right, not a privilege, Simple HealthKit addresses high-need and high-impact health challenges in all communities. The company offers high-quality, accessible, and affordable solutions for at-home or in-clinic diagnostics for sexual wellness, respiratory health, chronic conditions, and more. Simple HealthKit is working with leading retailers, pharmacies, educational institutions, employers, and public health organizations to bring health equity and world-class care to all communities and empower people with the information they need to lead healthier lives.