In most parts of India, getting access to good healthcare still remains a difficulty. Despite the fact that technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the previous decade, the majority of hospitals, doctors, and pharmacists still choose to operate from tier 1 cities/metros. Today’s health tech entrepreneurs are looking beyond typical healthcare services such as diagnostics, medication distribution, and enterprise, among others. With the use of technology, new health tech businesses are focusing more on tackling current healthcare concerns and treating the core cause of health disorders. Also, they are ensuring quick access to up-to-date medical information, genetic condition histories, and lifestyle choices for effective and fast treatment.
Mentioning below five health tech startups that are improving the patient’s experience:
Saurabh Kochhar and Dr Naveen Nishchal founded Meddo, a Gurugram-based phygital outpatient care platform, in 2018. Its mission is to modernize outpatient care by standardizing and modernizing services across freestanding clinics, transforming them into smart full-service health centres, and providing high-quality care at a reasonable cost. Meddo collaborates with clinics to transform them into full-service health centres that provide one-stop care for all patients while also digitally enabling the entire healthcare ecosystem through in-house technology and systems. The business integrates a chosen network of well-known doctors with diet, lifestyle, and medical testing. Customers can also view their health records through the company’s mobile app.
HealthifyMe is an Indian digital health and wellness company, which provides an app with services such as calorie tracking and advice on nutrition and fitness. It is available on the Android and iOS platforms, and can be used with wearable technology such as activity trackers. It was founded in 2012 by the founder and CEO Tushar Vashisht and Mathew Cherian, initially putting together an Excel sheet of foods and their calorie values and then build a software platform around it.
Navia Life Care
Navia Life Care is one of India’s fastest-growing digital health startups, contributing to the reduction of information asymmetry and elevated access to high-quality data across the healthcare ecosystem. It was established with the goal of delivering creative platforms to healthcare providers around the world in order to improve the standard of care and patient health outcomes. Since its inception in 2016, Navia Life Care has developed a connected care platform that allows for the seamless transmission of information among various stakeholders in the healthcare industry, while also generating real-world evidence that helps these stakeholders gain a better understanding of their situation through actionable insights.
Mumbai-based PharmEasy was founded in 2015 by Dharmil Sheth, Mikhil Innani and Dhaval Shah to develop an application connecting users with pharmacies. The smartphone-based app connects users with these pharmacies to make seamless medical deliveries. Additionally, it uses a lot of data crunching and analytics solutions for the app. It has partnered with more than 80,000 pharmacies across 1200-plus cities in the country, serving more than five million customers.
Bengaluru-based healthcare analytics company Tricog was founded in 2014 by Chirat Bhograj, Zainul Charbiwala, Udayan Dasgupta and Abhinav Gujjar and its products include Insta ECG, InstaEcho. So far, Tricog has served in more than 12 countries, empowering 2,600-plus health workers, impacting more than three million patients and saving 90,000-plus lives.