Improving health-care personnel’s working conditions while also facilitating patients’ medical journey: that is the two-pronged goal of Hoppen, a young start-up developing digital solutions for hospitals and their patients. The leading player in digitalizing health-care facilities, it 2021 it was admitted to French Tech 120, a label for 120 French firms deemed capable of becoming tech leaders on a global scale.
Using a tablet to equip hospital beds with complete digital access makes patients’ relevant health records available to medical staff in real time. To enlarge their network, Hoppen just acquired Cineolia, which has 11,000 smart rooms that will now be added to its new shareholder’s 45,000. So Hoppen, with €25 million in revenue last year, now has 360 employees and is still recruiting.
Digitalisation of hospitals
The health crisis contributed to speeding up the digitalisation of hospitals: 2.8 million patients now benefit from it, as opposed to 700,000 just a year earlier. To spur growth, in 2019, Hoppen acquired Télécom Services, France’s largest operator for digital services and TV in public hospitals, thanks to a €42 million fund-raising round.
The firm, which is based in Rennes (Brittany) and was founded in 2011, is aiming for a vast market increase, considering the current tension in the medical sector, where staff is doesn’t have enough time to devote to patients.