Tuesday June 18, 2019

Practo joins hands with Uber to bring more relief to patients

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Hyderabad: Practo, Asia’s largest healthcare booking platform, and Uber, the world’s leading ride-hailing technology platform, have announced today a global partnership that will make it easier and quicker for consumers to reach doctors.

Starting Monday, Practo users across India, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore who book an appointment on Practo’s app will be able to see the closest Uber available when they get a reminder alert for their appointments, said a statement.

Users can then click the reminder notification and complete the booking process.

New users who book their first appointment on the Practo app can avail two free rides, up to Rs.200 per ride, with Uber. This offer is valid till December 31.

The partnership also comes with an inaugural offer specific to India, where any existing or new user booking an appointment on Practo till November 30 gets a free ride to and from the doctor’s clinic.

We realised that transportation issues often bring additional stress to a doctor’s visit — having to drive through traffic, then hunt for parking — all while you or your loved one is sitting in the car feeling ill is a terrible experience.

 

“There are also many patients who may not be able to drive themselves to a doctor at all. Our goal with this partnership is to completely remove this anxiety by integrating with Uber’s incredible experience and bringing that to our consumers,” said Practo founder and CEO N.D. Shashank.

Uber India president Amit Jain said: “The technology integration through this partnership reflects our common commitment to create seamless experience for all our user.”

(Inputs from 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)