In This Week in Digital Health, we sit down with the Founders of Tortus.AI – Dr. Dom Pimenta, M.D., and Chris Tan. We talk about the challenges of interoperability in health care and why digital transformation on a broken foundation doesn’t work. We talk about the challenges of interoperability in health care and why digital transformation on a broken foundation doesn’t work.
Currently, the basic unit of healthcare is the patient-clinician partnership. Unfortunately, this partnership is breaking down. On the patient side, demand keeps increasing due to an aging and increasingly more complex patient population. On the clinician side, we haven’t sufficient human resources, and the doctors and nurses are burning out.
TORTUS wants to solve this crisis by creating a three-way partnership between patient-doctor and AI. We are building tools to supercharge and augment clinicians’ capacity, quality, and safety of care.
Tortus is building AI tools for clinicians and patients, starting with an AI copilot for doctors. Using a bleeding-edge technology can reduce medical admin work to zero, saving clinicians 60% more time to spend with their patients and restoring joy and humanity to medicine.
Meet the Founders
Dr. Dominic Pimenta (CEO)
A physician-scientist with 16 years of clinical experience across every healthcare sector, having seen over 35,000 patients. As an AI healthtech academic, he saw the potential of AI to solve so many problems he had seen every day in the clinic, so he co-founded TORTUS to make that a reality.
CHRISTOPHER TAN – CTO
A machine learning engineer and researcher, and two-time former founder of applied AI companies (including Aletheia backed by YC). Beyond the bleeding edge of AI, he saw the power of this technology to change the world fundamentally and co-founded TORTUS to start that change where it matters most.