NanoHealth, GVK Bio to take healthcare to slum dwellers

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on September 22, 2014 Published on September 22, 2014

NanoHealth, a social venture founded by a group of ISB alumni has launched health care services for slum dwellers by creating local health networks and using technology to take affordable healthcare to their doorstep.

Nano Health has partnered with GVK BIO’s proprietary HEART(Health Emphasized Analytical and Reporting Tool) platform - a cloud based healthcare analytics tool. It will deploy the mobile enabled and multilingual disease management application on the platform to register, enroll, record and manage patients across multiple countries starting with Hyderabad in Telangana.

It will have multiple applications which are independent while being interconnected with numerous sources of data offering quick medical decision support, Manish Ranjan, CEO of NanoHealth and ISB alumnus said in a press release.

NanoHealth is started by 5 alumni of Indian School of Business, Ashis Bondia, Manish Ranjan, Ramanathan Lakshmanan, Aditi Vaish and Pranav Kumar Maranganty.

The application acts as an enabler, through information processing. Its mission is to improve general health and reduce/reverse progression of chronic diseases by building patient centric, high quality healthcare and clinical systems", Shiva Subramaniam – Senior Vice President and Head of Informatics at GVK Biosciences said.

NanoHealth is creating a network of community Health-workers known as "Saathis" and equipping them with a diagnostic device called "Doc-in-a-Box". The doctor’s reach is extended by these Saathis who are, empowered women in the community forming a strong network of caregivers. The team conducted their pilot in Anjaiah Nagar slum in Hyderabad and they plan to scale up in Hyderabad first before moving to other large cities.

The team has been invited by former US President Bill Clinton and the HULT Prize foundation to make a pitch to a panel of judges at the HULT Prize finals in New York later this month. HULT Prize is the largest student competition in the world and NanoHealth is one of the top 6 finalists chosen from 11,000 applications this year, the release claimed.

Published on September 22, 2014

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