Health Tech growing in India

By Author   |   Published: 17th May 2017   9:00 pm Updated: 17th May 2017   11:43 pm
Health Tech
Shreya Bhatt, Director Special Projects, Asia, Medic Mobile.

Hyderabad: Technology is becoming all-pervasive and the biggest beneficiary of this has been the healthcare space. India is home to a number of startups and companies that have been working in this space either by providing specific solution to a specific problem or by being enablers of the solution. This has made the country the go-to market for not only national but also international organisations to set up base here.

One such organisation is Medic Mobile, a seven-year-old San Francisco-based non-profit technology company that helps create connected and coordinated health systems in last mile settings globally. They started operations in India about 4 years ago and see the market to be very different yet important.

Speaking to Telangana Today, Shreya Bhatt, Director Special Projects, Asia, Medic Mobile said, “India is a different market for us as firstly there are a lot of interesting tools that are coming up to address different needs. And this has made us develop specific tools and processes for specific problems. Like we have deployed tools for the immunisation programme and are also working on cervical cancer screening, mental health screening.” The organisation is also looking at anti-natal care in the country.

Elaborating on the conditions that have worked for Medic Mobile in India, Bhatt said that the huge population and growing set of problems on the one side and implementation of new and emerging technologies on the other side. “Technologies like virtual reality can be used for last-mile approach and can also impact the lives of people in far off places of the country,” she added.

Established as a nonprofit in 2011, MedicMobile has raised about $10 million in philanthropic funding to-date, according to media reports.