India’s HealthPlix raises $22M to accelerate growth and enhance healthcare delivery

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HealthPlix, an Indian startup providing its in-house platform for medical doctors to assist file affected person knowledge digitally, has raised $22 million in contemporary funding to broaden its attain in the country and permit more medical doctors to make the most of its software program to supply improved care to their sufferers.

In India, roughly 300,000 medical doctors apply medication recurrently. However, this figure seems minuscule in comparison with the country’s quickly increasing inhabitants. This has resulted in medical doctors not discovering sufficient time to adequately assess every affected person. HealthPlix needs to resolve this downside by its platform, which is accessible in a freemium mannequin.

The Bengaluru-based startup lets medical doctors create a 360-degree medical profile of their sufferers that may be useful throughout consultations and for treating persistent illnesses. The platform also provides a collective intelligence to medical doctors that helps them perceive traits akin to what illnesses are cropping up in what areas and what remedy regimens are being utilized by totally different sufferers and medical doctors.

“We help doctors diagnose diseases earlier than otherwise they would by being their true assistant,” said Sandeep Gudibanda, co-founder and chief executive of HealthPlix, in an interview with TechCrunch.

Founded in 2017, the startup has already empowered more than 10,000 medical doctors who deal with 2.5% of the country’s complete inhabitants utilizing the proprietary software program. It aims to serve over 25,000 medical doctors by 2024 and attain 50,000 by 2025 to deal with practically 15% of the Indian inhabitants. Of the whole variety of medical doctors on board, 70% are outdoors metro cities, HealthPlix said.

Gudibanda said HealthPlix handles a quantity of 110,000 sufferers per day and has facilitated over 70 million consultations up to now. The platform reaches about 334 cities in 28 states throughout the country.

Although the market of digital medical file (EMR) platforms in India has plenty of gamers that every one declare to assist medical doctors deal with their sufferers effectively, HealthPlix believes that its doctor-first method provides it an edge over the competitors.

“Every time you make a decision, whether it’s a small feature, a revenue opportunity, whether you build a tech stack or any decision you’re making, are you putting doctors first?” requested Chaitanya Raju, executive director at HealthPlix.

The startup targets medical doctors who own clinics and search for new-age options to boost effectivity. This helps them get a wider attain because the country’s healthcare primarily is undertaken in small clinics and nursing properties as an alternative of at large-scale hospitals, the place Indian sufferers sometimes go to when their signs and sickness have gotten worse.

Alongside giving a digital answer for retaining affected person historical past and consultations, HealthPlix makes use of AI to make it simpler for medical doctors to write down prescriptions and seek for acceptable medicines and diagnoses. The AI deployment also quickens figuring out sufferers based mostly on their medical knowledge and helps outline essential components that could be related for the affected person or assist the physician through the remedy.

HealthPlix lets medical doctors write a long prescription of, say, 100 characters with simply eight clicks as an alternative of writing these characters manually, said Raju. Additionally, the platform provides translation of prescriptions to let sufferers simply perceive what their medical doctors have prescribed them.

Approximately 60% of the prescriptions processed by HealthPlix are initially written in English by medical doctors. However, as soon as printed, the prescriptions are routinely translated into the affected person’s native language, Gudibanda said.

All the info out there on the software program is absolutely encrypted, and the startup’s modeling is only on anonymized knowledge, Raju said.

The Series C spherical, led by Avataar Venture Partners and SIG Venture Capital, is split into $20 million elevate against fairness and $2 million in debt. It also noticed participation from current buyers together with Lightspeed Venture Partners, JSW Ventures, Kalaari Capital and Chiratae Ventures.

“We have seen many business models that have failed to scale in the health-tech ecosystem, and we believe that Sandeep has built a great team to deliver on HealthPlix promise,” said Mohan Kumar, funding advisor to Avataar Venture Partners, in a ready assertion.

HealthPlix appears to be like to make the most of 80% of its contemporary funding to develop the physician base and make investments more in gross sales, product and engineering groups. Currently, the startup has a headcount of 392 people. It will also make investments in medical choice assist to assist medical doctors deal with the sufferers higher. Moreover, it plans to discover a few fashions to discover the way it can disrupt the insurance coverage and the payer side, Gudibanda said.

“We invested in HealthPlix to help further the team’s vision of being the active catalyst for technology adoption in healthcare by allowing doctors to be more productive, thereby driving better outcomes for patients,” said Bhavani Rana, funding advisor, SIG Venture Capital.

Gudibanda said the startup’s revenues grew 3.5x over the last year and are anticipated to rise 2.5x to 3x subsequent year. So far, HealthPlix has raised about $36 million. The valuation after the most recent funding was not disclosed.

India’s HealthPlix raises $22M to speed up development and improve healthcare supply by Jagmeet Singh initially revealed on TechCrunch