Wednesday June 19, 2019

New Practo app to provide specialist healthcare

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New Delhi: Asia’s leading healthcare platform Practo on Thursday announced the launch of Practo Ray.A customised app that will provide specialty-specific modules for physicians, paediatricians and dentists to begin with.

“With the launch of Practo Ray for specialties, we will be able to provide better tools to doctors and significantly improve patient care for some of the biggest healthcare issues plaguing our country, including controlling lifestyle diseases and ensuring immunisations for infants and children,” said Shashank ND, founder and CEO of Practo, in a statement.

The Practo Ray-Physicians feature will enable doctors to digitally prescribe lab tests and generate digital lab reports.

It also includes nearly 100,000 commonly prescribed medicines and brands, making it easier for a doctor to quickly find and prescribe the right medicine.

The regular reminder notification feature ensures that the patient does not miss their medicine dosage and also follow up on the treatment advice on time.

Practo Ray-Paediatricians feature will help immunise children on time. It uses five automated WHO standard growth charts.

“It helps the parents to document their child’s growth pattern including height-for-age, weight-for-age weight-for-height and body mass index-for-age,” the Practo added in the statement.

These records will be stored on the child’s Practo account and can be accessed, updated and shared with other doctors as and when required.

The module would also enable parents to receive automated vaccination reminders by simply filling in the child’s date of birth. The software would generate a vaccination schedule for 10 years automatically.

Practo Ray-Dentists allows dentists to stay in control of high-value procedures such as crowns, bridges and dentures, monitor and update the status of lab orders conveniently on a single dashboard and easily schedule appointments with patients.

This would reduce patients’ waiting time and eliminate unwanted visits.

Over the next few months, Practo Ray will cover more specialties including ophthalmology and gynaecology.

The new specialties are available in India, Singapore and Philippines.

(IANS)

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Academy of Family Physicians of India Signs MoU with Practo

This memorandum of understanding (MoU) provides for continuing medical educations (CME)

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Under the partnership, Practo will serve as AFPI's digital healthcare partner. Pixabay

Digital healthcare platform Practo on Wednesday announced a partnership with Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI) to collaborate towards greater understanding and adoption of digital healthcare technology in India.

Under the partnership, Practo will serve as AFPI’s digital healthcare partner and the two institutions will work on the areas of learning and development in digital healthcare for all physicians associated with AFPI.

This memorandum of understanding (MoU) provides for continuing medical educations (CME) and training courses to help family physicians of India to understand the potential of digital healthcare, latest trends and technologies in this area and ways to keep data safe and secure in the digital age, a statement by Practo said.

“With doctor-patient ratios barely meeting the minimum, India has a severe shortage of skilled doctors. Our only hope of improving healthcare lies in increasing efficiency of the current force of doctors through digital tools. We are excited to partner with AFPI in their quest to grow adoption of digital tools amongst doctors,” Practo’s Chief Healthcare Strategy Officer Alexander Kuruvilla said.

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Digital healthcare platform Practo on Wednesday announced a partnership with Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI). Pixabay

“Practice management in India today is becoming increasingly dependent on technology. Without the tools and services enabled by technology, it is very difficult for both patients and doctors to access quality care and manage relationships. As the domain leader in healthcare, Practo can help sharpen our technological capabilities to reach and serve patients much more efficiently,” President of AFPI Raman Kumar said.

The MoU is a part of Practo’s strategy to strengthen collaborative relationships with such bodies and associations and contribute towards the seamless adoption of digital healthcare in the country, the statement said, adding that it is the first step of many such collaborations Practo plans to undertake this year.

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The AFPI currently has a membership base across India and a chapter in almost every state. The members including family medicine specialists, practising family physicians, general practitioners, medical officers who provide generalist medical care across all age groups, genders and organ system. (IANS)