Exclusive:Practo's Shashank ND says technology startups can solve the country’s biggest healthcare challenges
The key discussions at Loop revolved around ‘creating a successful tele-health network’, ‘bridging the gap between payers and providers’, and medical regulations.
Shashank highlighted some of the conversations,’ We got together India’s Top hospitals,
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He also elaborated on the discussions, ’Dr. Velumani, CEO, Thyrocare shared some insights on innovations pertaining to standardization of cost structures. Mr. Ramachandran , Deputy CEO,
Shashank lamented that many regulatory frameworks need to be thought out internally for the internet companies in this space. ‘We need to self-regularize so that we can help the government understand how we work. Loop was an attempt in that direction’
Shashank agrees that healthcare is a hot sector for start-ups, ’Medical devices start-ups in India are creating good quality, low-cost devices for the masses. We are excited to integrate with a lot of Patent-pending technology start-ups.’
Our biggest challenge is to allay the fears related to technology platforms. Adoption of tech is a problem, still, a lot of hospitals are not open to changing their processes to accommodate technology.
Practo has been at it for 8 years; trying to use technology to solve the biggest problems in terms of mobility and reach in the healthcare sector, but there’s a long way to go to reach a billion lives.
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