IT firm Blankit enters Mexico hospital market



Mexico’s medical technology start-up company Blankit is developing IT solutions to improve patient care in hospitals. According to co-founder Luis Eduardo Arévalo, the firm applies internet of things (IoT), data analysis, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to improve inpatient processes such as the communication between patients and medical staff.

The company’s model foregoes the need for expensive installations, requiring only low-cost data-collecting devices that work under a monthly or annual subscription. The service can also incorporate a voice-controlled module for non-emergency situations, a visual monitoring system for patients, or signalling devices outside the rooms that display color-coded emergency alerts.

Blankit is currently working with two hospitals of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and is in talks to expand to two other private institutions. However, the firm also plans to enter the public healthcare sector in the future.

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