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Chennai-based start-up to scan employee health

Swathi Moorthy Chennai | Updated on January 09, 2018

India Home Health Care to team up with firms to monitor health of employees



Chennai-based home healthcare start-up, India Home Health Care, will partner with corporates to monitor the health of employees by April 2018.

The application, which is under development, will monitor corporate employees for diseases such as diabetes and congestive heart failure.

V Thiyagarajan, founder of the start-up, said that in recent times enterprises such as IT companies have been focussing on the well-being of employees since it is directly linked to their productivity. It is this opportunity the company wants to tap into.

“We have kept the price as low as ₹200 per employee,” he said, and added that the start-up is in talks with a few companies for the same. Employees will be given a device that monitors their sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels and the data will be captured through a mobile application.

“We are working on the platform right now and will be doing a pilot in February-March before the launch in April 2018,” he added.

Another area the company is working on is vital diagnostics with focus on the elderly. The platform, unlike chronic diseases, will incorporate artificial intelligence and use past data to analyse the patient’s disease pattern.

Predictive analytics

“We have a huge amount of medical data available that can be used for predictive analytics,” he added.

Along with the platform that checks vitals, Thiyagarajan said a qualified nurse, physiotherapist and nutritionist will visit the home of the elderly every month. The service can be subscribed at the cost of ₹1,000 per month. “We will be launching the service by July,” he added.

Training nurses is another focus area for the start-up. The company recently started a training centre in Bengaluru at an investment of ₹1.2 crore. “There are not many educational institutions that train nurses in critical care,” he said.

Being a home care start-up, Thiyagarajan feels that ensuring the quality of the nurses is the need of the hour.

The institution is equipped with labs, which will simulate critical care situation for training, designed in consultation with doctors for post-operative care, transplants and cardiac rehabilitation.

Published on December 06, 2017

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