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October 3, 2018

Buoy Health Receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Artificial Intelligence Award for Patient Health Education

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Buoy Health, an AI health assistant that helps people from the moment they get sick start their care on the right foot, today announced they were awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Challenge Award for Patient Health Education at last month’s Health 2.0 Conference, held in Santa Clara, California. The award was the result of a year-long contest that asked companies to submit health-focused technologies incorporating AI. After being assessed against 250 competitors and advancing through multiple evaluation rounds, Buoy Health was chosen as one of three finalists. During a final live pitching session at the conference, the competition’s judges determined Buoy Health’s AI-powered chatbot technology to have the most impact, potential for adoption, creativity, scalability and design intuitiveness.

“We are honored to have received the AI Challenge Award from such a prestigious institution as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Their recognition of Buoy Health’s AI health assistant as both a benefits tool for employers and a more helpful alternative for consumers that are prone to Googling their symptoms has emboldened us as we continue towards our goal of improving the patient journey,” said Dr. Andrew Le, CEO of Buoy Health. “Buoy was designed using real world data points based on trusted medical literature and guides patients to care by asking questions, just like a real doctor would. After a consumer answers questions for 2 to 3 minutes, we narrow the possible diagnoses and, through our employer, payer, and provider partners, show exactly what services exist for that particular ailment.”

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