ImpactAlpha, February 5 – Physician Rahul Rajkumar started Accompany Health to “place social determinants of health front and center” and to help underserved patients “connect the dots” between primary care and other providers. “The patients who need the most support are the most often left behind,” he wrote.
The company, based in Bethesda, Md., Accompany connects patients with medical teams that include physicians, clinicians, nurses, mental health specialists and pharmacists, as well as community health workers and social workers for home and virtual consultations. The online patient portal is accessible to underserved patients, including those with disabilities and limited English skills and with slow internet service.
Accompany chose Detroit as its first market, and serves 8,000 patients there, in partnership with an undisclosed healthcare provider.
Its $56 million Series A equity round was backed by Venrock, ARCH Venture Partners, Granite Capital Management and others.