Philip Payne started Dublin telemedicine startup Apportis in 2015, after a career in product marketing and product development began taking him too far from home and away from his young family.
His initial idea consisted of a HIPAA compliant, health and wellness platform connecting patients with doctors and nutritionists through embedded video components and accessed on a device like a cell phone or PC.
But when the Ohio Third Frontier Opioid Technology Challenge came along in 2017, the company considered modifying the platform it had already created.
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Written by Taijuan Moorman.
Originally published May 1, 2019.