Women face technology head-on in India
India’s healthcare market is estimated at $100 billion in 2015 and it will grow to $280 billion by 2020 due to digital technology. Digital healthcare is fast growing in the country as numerous startup companies are focusing on medical care, treatment plans, diagnosis, and delivery of quality services.
The Indian government introduced the ‘National Healthcare Standards Organization’ (NHSO) which provides the standards needed to measure the quality of medical services delivered and administered to patients. Moreover, this technology has paved way for the invention of advanced health systems that provide high-quality care and improve the patient experience.
Women are utilizing digital technology by using smartphones to send voice and text messages to other women living in rural areas in India informing them about maternal health.
Indian women are enrolling in Information Technological courses in the country with an aim to understand the dynamics of technological programs in improving healthcare for women and children in the country.
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10 Successful women digital health entrepreneurs in India
She started a healthcare company called Biocon. It is a biotech enterprise that uses biotechnology to create and produce pharmaceutical drugs and medication. Her company mainly operates in Bengaluru, India and serves the Indian population. Due to her entrepreneurial success over the years, she was ranked as the world’s 25th most impact professional in Bio-pharma.
2. Meena Ganesh
She is the founder of Portea Medical, a healthcare company that provides postoperative medical attention,in-home services to patients and chronic treatment. Portea Medical is based in India and provides healthcare services in over 50 cities across the world.
She is the healthcare advisor and entrepreneur at Godrej Interio. She has provided medical consultation services to several corporations and individuals throughout the world and especially in India. Through her medical intervention capabilities, she has improved the lives of millions of people in India. In 2012, she was ranked among the top 10 women leaders in healthcare in India.
She is the co-founder of DocEngage; a platform that is designed to standardize healthcare procedures for clinics and medical centers and grants users access to inventories across the country. It allows medical professions to effectively manage resources. The company utilises the comprehensive healthcare software suite to improve the patient experience. The company mainly serves the Indian people and its headquarters are based in Bangalore, India.
She is the founder of Advent; a technological firm that focuses on Artificial Intelligence and machine learning technology to create healthcare products and services. The company operates mainly in India although it offers services to clients across the world. She was awarded a PhD in Computer Science in the United States of America.
She is one of the co-founders of OyeHelp. It is a digital healthcare company that teaches users how to use the personalised M-Clinic apps for medical professionals as a way to simplify the medical care process. The company is based in Udyog Vihay, Gurgaon in India. It bridges the geographical gap between patients and doctors in India. It offers its services primarily in India.
She is the founder and CEO of Medimojo. It is a health company that uses mobile and medical technology to invent healthcare solutions that store vital patient data used to cure, treat and prevent the emergence of diseases or infections. The company is based in New Delhi, India and serves patients throughout the country. The company relies on digital technology to provide its services and products to patients in India.
She is the co-founder of Teleradiology Solutions; a healthcare outsourcing company. It provides patients with advanced diagnostic imaging services and the company relies on artificial intelligence to improve patient experience and 3D imaging services. In 2009, Dr. Sunita was ranked among top 20 women achievers in the healthcare sector. The company provides medical services throughout the world and is based in Bengaluru, India with branches in the US.
She is the founder of HealthCursor Consulting Group. It is a consulting firm that offers innovative technology to create solutions and strategies custom designed to solve the problems affecting public health institutions. She relies on digital technology to provide consultations to medical centers in India. The company is based in Hyderabad, India. It provides its services to Indians and has outsourced some of its operations to the United Arab Emirates.
She is the Founder of Mera Medicare. It is a digital portal that sensitizes people to purchase generic medications as a convenient treatment method. The company relies on online technology to educate people on the need to conduct primary research before being admitted to any hospital. The company is based in New Delhi, India and serves the Indian people.