Naina KhedekarJul 05, 2016 08:14:13 IST
Healthcare sector has been evolving and there are many startups focusing to make doctor-patient interaction seamless. One such is Bengaluru-based HealthPlix that focuses on helping diabetes patients improve treatment outcomes. A team of nine members headed by its sole founder Raghuraj Sunder Raju, the platform already has 1200 patients registered for on-going treatment.
“No two diabetes cases are identical. Which means even for the similar blood sugar levels the treatment is different for different patients (it depends on patient's degree of insulin deficiency and insulin resistance). So the only way is to personalise treatment for each patient. We use technology to make the doctor-patient interaction for on-going chronic care seamless, quick and more efficient - which helps in identifying the personalised treatment option for the patient,” CEO and founder Raghuraj Sunder Raju tells us.
HealthPlix focuses on both doctors who treat diabetes and their patients, by creating a closed loop for monitoring and management both. “ I dont think there are many who are taking this approach in India. Also, the speed at which the treatment can be personalised for a patient is unparalleled as compared to any of the currently available approaches. Both tech enabled or otherwise,” Raghuraj said.
HealthPlix is formed out of Raghuraj's personal journey of frustrations of not finding the best care for chronic problem. He realised a huge gap exists for chronic care in India. “I decided to do something about it, and quit my job at Huawei within months of this realisation and started HealthPlix. As an entrepreneur, I am passionate about shaping the healthcare of tomorrow in India. I strongly believe that Indian healthcare sector is a laggard when it comes to technology adoption for improving care. He is the sole founder, and has a BE degree for Computer Science from RVCE, Bangalore and also completed his MBA from the National University of Singapore.
HealthPlix charges doctors a fee for using the tech platform when their patients subscribe to a care plan with them. The platform has roughly 33 doctors onboard who recommend the app to patients. The startup aims to get around 450 doctors onboard this year and also expand to cities like Hyderabad, Pune and Delhi. It has received angel funding of Rs 1.6 crore in October 2015.
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