Tembo Health – Facilitating easier access to specialists for elderly care

Tembo Health – Facilitating easier access to specialists for elderly care


Name: Tembo Health

Legal Name: Tembo Health

Location: New York, New York

Founded: 2018

Founder(s): Anurag Gupta

Website: https://tembo.health/ 

Social Media Following: 19 Followers on LinkedIn 

INDUSTRY – Global Telemedicine Technology Market

Size: $31.8B in 2018 (Source: MarketResearch.com)

Projections: $77.2B by 2022 (CAGR of 19.4%) (Source: MarketResearch.com)


Tembo Health is a telemedicine platform serving skilled nursing facilities. The platform delivers patient care for specialties such as psychiatry and cardiology that are otherwise difficult to access, using technology and proprietary workflows. The platform is guided by a team of physicians who leverage modern systems to access patient data more efficiently, and provide more superior care plans. At the same time, by using the platform, nursing homes benefit from improved patient experiences, better quality scores, fewer hospital readmissions, and can enhance revenue opportunities by achieving greater operational efficiency. 

The Product 

Tembo Health partners with clinicians at the chief point of the provision of care, including retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, primary care doctors, among others. 

The platform’s workflows are patient and clinician-centered, leveraging technology and data to free up clinicians’ time to enable them to focus on the patient during appointments, instead of spending it on computers searching for the patient’s data. Tembo Health communicates directly with the staff and caregivers at retirement centers and nursing facilities to ensure that the elderly residents and patients receive the best possible care in a timely manner. 

Origin and Founding Team 

Dr. Anurag Gupta is the Founder and CEO of Tembo Health. He received his MMSc in clinical informatics from Harvard Medical School, earned his MD and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan. After undergoing training in emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in NYC, he also completed a postdoctoral NIH/NLM research fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Anurag Gupta has also had a brief stint at the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked with C-level executives from sectors such as pharma and MedTech to help them shape long-term strategic initiatives in the development of healthcare products and solutions. 

The idea for Tembo Health was born out of Dr. Anurag Gupta’s first-hand experience when his grandfather was admitted to a nursing facility for a minor injury. The lack of access to specialists led to his grandfather’s condition deteriorating, which prompted Dr. Gupta to build a platform that facilitates timely access to specialty care for elderly patients. 

Performance and Trends

Tembo Health was selected by the New York-based Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator for its 2019 cohort. 

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