Hipokratiz was founded to address the increasing problem of missed doctors’ and dentists’ appointments. The startup’s software system helps patients show up for their appointments by alleviating fear through introductory video consultations, seamlessly integrating all the key components – from patient recruitment to video consultations to appointment reminders – to provide a complete solution for health care practitioners. The healthcare industry loses about $150 billion each year due to no-shows from patients. From not being able to take time away from work to not being able to afford treatment due to a lack of insurance, reasons abound that prevent patients from going for their checkups. Whatever the cause, the sad result remains: patients end up not getting the care they need. And one patient not making their appointment unknowingly wastes a block of time that could have been used by someone else.