2. Cera Using smart technology, Cera tracks and monitors the health of its users, enabling families, carers and medical professionals to instantly know about changes in health and well-being status via their app. Ross Darragh October 4, 2021 3 min read About us Startups was founded over 20 years ago by a multi-time entrepreneur. Today, our expert team of writers, researchers, and editors work to provide our 4 million readers with useful tips and information, as well as running award-winning campaigns. This article was authored by: Ross Darragh Writer Founder: Ben MaruthappuFounded: 2016Website: ceracare.co.ukWith the COVID pandemic pushing NHS hospitals to breaking point over the last eighteen months, it’s no surprise in-home healthcare has become integral to families across the UK requiring support for their loved ones.Digital-first healthcare company Cera delivers this support efficiently, with its 10,000 staff attending 40,000+ healthcare visits a day, providing nurse and carer visits to patient homes, medication delivery services, and telehealth phone consultations. As of October 2021, Cera has delivered 10 million visits since the start of the pandemic. Its state-of-the-art technology predicts and can even prevent health deteriorations before they occur, responding to more than 5,000 ‘high risk’ alerts a day for conditions like dementia and diabetes. Launched in November 2016, Cera’s innovative digital platform arranges homecare visits within 24 hours, taking into account customer preferences and requirements. Its state-of-the-art technology predicts and can even prevent health deteriorations before they occur, responding to more than 5,000 ‘high risk’ alerts a day for conditions like dementia and diabetes.What’s incredible about the platform is that it claims its carers respond 30x faster to health deteriorations than traditional care companies, reducing the need for unnecessary hospitalisations and enabling quicker treatment. The platform has also helped reduce hospitalisations by up to 51%, proving a key figure in trying to protect the NHS from being overwhelmed during the pandemic. Given this, it’s no surprise Cera has grown 100x over the past two years, and its jump from 24th position in last year’s Startups 100 to runner-up this year is well deserved.This industry disruptive, life changing technology has been so important during the pandemic, and there’s no doubt Cera has saved lives – delivering in-home healthcare services to the equivalent of 40 NHS hospitals or 1,000 care homes every day. The platform has also helped reduce hospitalisations by up to 51%, playing a key role in preventing the NHS from being overwhelmed during the pandemic.Cera will only continue to grow, and after securing 140+ NHS and government contracts and creating 10,000 jobs in the past year, this brilliant startup is on its way to becoming one of the largest healthtech companies in Europe. What Does Your Business Need Help With? Project Planning Creating a Website Business Loan Business Bank Account Get Started Startups.co.uk can help your business succeed At Startups.co.uk, we're here to help small UK businesses to get started, grow and succeed. As well as rounding up some of the biggest success stories in our annual Startups 100 list, we have resources to help new businesses get off the ground. Share this post facebook twitter linkedin Tags startups100 Ross Darragh Writer Ross has been writing for Startups since 2021, specialising in telephone systems, digital marketing, payroll, and sustainable business. He also runs the successful entrepreneur section of the website.Having graduated with a Masters in Journalism, Ross went on to write for Conde Nast Traveller and the NME, before moving in to the world of business journalism. Ross has been involved in startups from a young age, and has a keen eye for exciting, innovative new businesses. Follow him on his Twitter - @startupsross for helpful business tips.