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Founded Year

2016

About Slingshot Health

Slingshot Health develops an online marketplace that allows users to connect directly with health care providers for services. Slingshot Health aims to put both consumers and providers back in control of their own everyday care without the red tape of the existing system. The Slingshot platform offers easy access to quality and affordable health care, regardless of insurance, launching initially for health care providers and users in New York City. The online platform enables individuals to make conveniently located medical and dental appointments at a price mutually agreed upon with the provider. In addition to giving choice and care to those who may not otherwise seek it out due to lack of affordability or inability to secure timely appointments, this proprietary, new platform brings much-needed efficiency to doctors’ and dentists’ practices. Through the proprietary Slingshot platform, users transmit their symptoms and travel parameters to registered providers through a push notification to those providers the system has matched to the user based on specialty, location, and symptom. Users select a provider through an intuitive and easy process that allows them to negotiate a price and set a time for the appointment.

Slingshot Health Headquarter Location

750 Lexington Avenue

New York, New York, 10022,

United States

Latest Slingshot Health News

Viewpoint: Despite ‘hope and hype’, genome sequencing hasn’t given us revolutionary medical treatments

Mar 17, 2020

Viewpoint: Despite ‘hope and hype’, genome sequencing hasn’t given us revolutionary medical treatments Credit: Slingshot Health This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. An emergency room physician, initially unable to diagnose a disoriented patient, finds on the patient a wallet-sized card providing access to his genome, or all his DNA. The physician quickly searches the genome, diagnoses the problem and sends the patient off for a gene-therapy cure. That’s what a Pulitzer prize-winning  journalist imagined  2020 would look like when she reported on the Human Genome Project back in 1996. … It is now 2020 and no one carries a genome card. Physicians typically do not examine your DNA to diagnose or treat you. Why not? As I explain in a recent  article in the Journal of Neurogenetics , the causes of common debilitating diseases are complex, so they typically are not amenable to simple genetic treatments, despite the hope and hype to the contrary. … The Human Genome Project has had an enormous impact on almost every field of biological research, by spurring technical advances that facilitate fast, precise and relatively inexpensive sequencing and manipulation of DNA. But these advances in research methods have not led to dramatic improvements in treatment of common debilitating diseases.

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Expert Collections containing Slingshot Health

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Slingshot Health is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Startups Streamlining Healthcare Administrative Costs.

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Startups Streamlining Healthcare Administrative Costs

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Companies partnering with healthcare stakeholders to improve operational efficiency across payment, supply chain, data mgmt, and more.

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Dental Health

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