Jun 10, 2021
Inma, a leading technology solutions provider to the healthcare sector in Saudi Arabia, has announced an agreement with Proximie, a health technology platform company focused on digitising operating and diagnostic rooms.
The partnership will advance surgical care in Saudi Arabia by facilitating live collaboration between surgeons via augmented reality (AR) technology. It will help achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 aim of driving the digital transformation of health systems.
Proximie’s mission is to save lives by sharing the world’s best clinical practices. Its platform combines human expertise with the power of AR, machine learning, artificial intelligence and advanced telecommunications.
Proximie was founded by practising surgeon and entrepreneur, Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram FRCS (Plastics) - (B.E.M., British Empire Medal), in 2016. Proximie is building a network of operating rooms, where every interaction is captured, digitised, catalogued, and analysed. By digitising surgery, Proximie can accelerate the adoption of best practices and help to create better patient outcomes.
This partnership follows the completion of Proximie’s $38 million Series B equity financing. The round was led by F-Prime Capital, with participation from new investors Questa Capital, Eight Roads, Maverick Ventures, and the support of existing investors Global Ventures, BECO Capital and Cedar Mundi Ventures. Proximie has enjoyed rapid growth over the last 12 months, having conducted over 10,000 surgical interactions in 300 hospitals in over 40 countries.
Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, CEO and Founder of Proximie, said:
“The global impact of COVID-19 has brought variation in health care sharply into focus. It has become a particularly prevalent and salient issue due to restrictions limiting international travel and in turn preventing specialists who would typically be on-site from physically being in the operating room.
“The quality of health care that a patient receives should not be dependent on where they live. We are absolutely delighted to be working with Inma to help deliver optimal patient care in Saudi Arabia and make this a more efficient, effective, affordable and accessible process.”
Eng. Bader Alshathry, Inma’s Managing Director, added:
“We are excited to team with Proximie to bring advanced technology that will facilitate knowledge sharing and elevate the level of healthcare quality in the Kingdom; a primary goal in the Saudi Vision 2030.”
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