Health IT Start Up: Akiri

Imagine you could safely wield your medical data the same way you can use an ATM card at any store or cash machine anywhere, anytime.

Founders’ story

The American Medical Association (AMA) believes that one of the biggest challenges in healthcare today is securing, sharing, and using trusted health data in real time. The AMA’s integrated innovation enterprise, Health2047, created Akiri to transform how everyone does it.

Marketing/promotion strategy

Akiri is partnering with healthcare leaders to solve real-world business problems. Akiri is already collaborating with the life sciences industry to solve data challenges related to drug safety and clinical trials.

Market opportunity

In addition to the life science industry, Akiri plans to collaborate with payers, physicians, and health systems to improve the quality and efficiency of care delivery.

Who are your competitors?

Akiri leverages a unique combination of technologies and optimizes them for healthcare, so at this time, Akiri does not have any direct competitors.

How your company differentiates itself from the competition and what differentiates Akiri?

Akiri Switch is unlike any other solution for managing healthcare data. It is not a health information exchange (HIE); an extract, transform, load (ETL) process; or an electronic medical record (EMR) system. Instead, Akiri Switch is an invitation-only, subscription-based, ultra-secure private network. Rather than store any health data, it transmits it through a standardized system of codes.

Virtually any application can be developed and validated for Akiri’s trusted infrastructure. This includes the latest innovations in artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, telemedicine, security, hospital performance optimization, drug development — anywhere data plays a crucial role.

Business model

The Akiri business model is subscription-based. Akiri will build, manage, operate, and maintain the network. Akiri partners will sell solutions and services on top of the network.

Current needs

Tackling the toughest challenges in healthcare requires leaders who are leading the charge to architect new networks. Who are committed to innovating in ways that empowers patients, providers and physicians. Who understand the industry’s structure – and can’t wait to transform it. Akiri is currently recruiting talented executives, engineers, developers and subject-matter experts. For more information, visit

When founded: 2018

Headquarters: Foster City, California

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