Kuits advises EQL on raft of healthtech contracts20 Aug 2020
Manchester commercial law firm Kuits has advised healthtech organisation EQL on the rollout of its digital triage support tool, Phio.
A digital physiotherapy assessment support tool, Phio remotely provides information on clinical signposting to the suitable care pathways to those with musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries.
Throughout the lockdown period, Kuits has advised EQL on securing contractual partnerships with healthcare providers to allow their patients use of the app, including Connect Health, Circle Health and Healthshare.
The team from Kuits was led by commercial and IP partner Caroline Brennan and associate Rebecca Bainbridge.
Caroline Brennan said: “We are delighted to have helped EQL secure these contracts, especially during such a critical time in the pandemic where access to medical care was not readily available for some.
“Although developed before the lockdown period, Phio has proven to be a timely and intuitive concept which will support access to MSK healthcare from a patient’s own home.”
Jason Ward, Co-founder and CEO of EQL said: “We created Phio with the vision of providing best-in-class, at-home triage. The partnerships Kuits has assisted us with are exciting developments in our quest for digital-first support — empowering patients to take control of their muscle and joint conditions, whilst alleviating pressure on the NHS at this very busy time.”