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AXE THE FAX: Health tech startup Consultmed wins Pitch Perfect battle.

Consultmed has won the inaugural Pitch Perfect competition, hosted by Startup Daily and Microsoft Australia. They beat nine other start-ups that presented their pitches to a judging of Australia’s most influential tech experts and investors. “For clinics and hospitals our service facilitates real-time communication, automates administrative workflows and leads to faster referral-to-treatment times,” said Dr Palit, Founder of Consultmed.

The Australian start-up has partnered with Sydney Children’s Hospitals’ Network, Australia’s largest paediatric healthcare service, with hundreds of users – clinicians and administrators – using its platform to send and receive referrals every day. Dr Palit said the recognition, support and credibility that Microsoft provides as an industry giant will really help them to disrupt healthcare service delivery, reduce waste in the system and improve patient outcomes. The Pitch Perfect judging panel featured Emily Rich, director of Microsoft for Startups, APAC and partner at M8 Ventures; John Orrock, founder and CEO of Future Now Ventures; Lauren Capelin, principal of Startmate; and Lee Hickin, National Technology Officer at Microsoft.

Lee Hickin, National Technology Officer at Microsoft, said Consultmed was one of those ideas that impacts everyone either directly or through a loved one, a simple solution to a problem that is long overdue a digital overhaul. Emily Rich, director of Microsoft for Startups, APAC and partner at M8 Ventures, was impressed by the size of the problem the start-up was addressing, calling it “an extremely well thought-out and much-needed solution to a large problem that patients and doctors face each day in the healthcare system.”

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