HealthTech start-up EQL has entered into a partnership with US firm Raintree Systems, one of the largest specialist practice management and clinical documentation tools.

London-based EQL’s debut app, Phio is described as a ‘digital physiotherapist’, and uses AI to evaluate pain and suggests rehabilitative exercise. It will form part of the patient engagement platform provided by Raintree Systems following the partnership.

The app, which is available in multiple languages, is designed to reduce the need for human intervention and can provide an alternative to remote physiotherapy.

It combines an interactive chatbot with personalised exercise routines and and AR to improve the experience of musculoskeletal exercises.

Founded at the end of last year, EQL is already part of the Google Cloud for Startups Programme and was more recently accepted to take part in the NHS DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator Programme.

The partnership will see its existing Phio product and upcoming services – including a digital injury management tool - reach new audiences via the US firm which provides solutions to commercial, non-profit, educational and government agencies across the US and Canada.

Terrence Sims, President and COO at Raintree Systems said: “At Raintree Systems we are committed to working with partners that can help our clients to improve patient care and medical outcomes. Phio is a perfect fit for us and we believe that it will bring real value to the provider, practice, and patient.”

Jason Ward, CEO of EQL, co-founded the firm with Peter Grinbergs.

“EQL’s mission of delivering user-centric, clinically robust digital healthcare is a perfect fit for the often unengaged and inefficient USA healthcare system, proving once again that great technology breaks down traditional barriers,” said Ward.

“Since our launch, we have been inundated with interest from organisations including NHS providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), global insurance companies and Occupational Health providers. As a result, we are in the process of signing MOUs with over 30 organisations worldwide.”