This health tech startup is bringing AI to 1.1k CVS MinuteClinics

Technology startup Buoy Health entered into an agreement with CVS Health's MinuteClinics to deploy its artificial intelligence solution to  improve patients' access to convenient, affordable care at more than 1,100 MinuteClinics across the U.S.

When patients log on to, they are asked a series of detailed questions about their symptoms. Then, Buoy's AI analyzes the patients' responses in real-time and compares them against proprietary and granular data to advise them on the next best step for their care.

Depending on the patients' answers, possible recommendations Buoy could make include directing them to a clinically validated over-the-counter treatment, suggesting they visit their primary care physician or use telemedicine, connecting them to a nearby MinuteClinic or directing them to an urgent care facility or emergency room.

"We started Buoy to stop the spiral that consumers currently face when they attempt to look up and analyze their symptoms online," said Andrew Le, MD, CEO of Buoy Health. "But when someone is sick, they need more than just an accurate assessment of what is wrong; they need tangible options for what to do next. By aligning with an industry leader like CVS Health, we will now not only have the ability through AI powered triage to guide people to the right care, we will also be able to connect them with the care they need in the moment they need it the most."

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