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The expanding footprint of med-tech startups in India

By : CIOL Writers

Indian healthcare industry is marred by many factors such as affordability, awareness and availability, making health services accessible to very few. In such a scenario, technology is proving to be a great leveler. Medical technology innovations are making modern health-care accessible, available

What makes AI-powered Boltt an instant hit on the App Store?

By : CIOL Writers

Within a week of its launch, healthcare and fitness related app, Boltt featured as the “App of the Week” on iOS with 8th ranking on the Indian App Store. The AI-powered app from Indian fitness technology brand Boltt has only been launched on iOS

Google acquires health-monitoring startup Senosis Health

By : CIOL Writers

Google has acquired Senosis Health, a startup that uses smartphones as medical devices capable of monitoring several vital health stats, reports GeekWire. Its apps use phone’s built-in sensors to perform checkups that would normally require a dedicated sensor. For example, HemaApp checks your

CureFit signs Rs 100cr deal with Hrithik Roshan

By : CIOL Writers

Healthtech startup CureFit has signed a Rs 100 crore deal with Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan that includes brand endorsement and actor’s equity stake in the company among other things. According to an Economic Times report, it’s a five-year endorsement deal and the actor

CureFit acquires Bangalore-based yoga studio a1000yoga

By : CIOL Writers

Healthtech startup CureFit has acquired Bangalore-based yoga chain a1000yoga for an undisclosed amount, the company said. The acquisition will enable CureFit to gain a stronger foothold in the fitness segment. a1000yoga is CureFit’s third acquisition in the fitness vertical in less than a

GOQii using AI, image recognition to detect food and tell if you’re eating healthy

MUMBAI, INDIA: The preventive healthcare platform, GOQii has updated its app with new features GOQii Arena and GOQii Referee.  ‘Referee’ can automatically detect the food from the plate. All that the user has to do is take a picture of his food

Cardiotrack- Leveraging technology to make healthcare affordable and accessible

By : CIOL Writers

India is the coronary heart disease capital of the world, and a projected 31 percent of all deaths in India happen due to heart diseases. It’s a huge problem affecting millions of people, but two tech entrepreneurs in Bangalore are working on a

Mental health startup Juno Clinic raises Rs 8cr

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Juno Clinic an online and offline start-up focused on mental health counselling and treatment, has raised Rs 8 crores as a part of a Pre-Series A fundraising round. The startup will use the fund to expand into both domestic and

Healthcare startup CureFit acquires online food delivery platform Kristys Kitchen

By : CIOL Writers

Healthcare platform CureFit has acquired Bangalore-based premium online food delivery startup Kristys Kitchen in a cash and equity deal, for an undisclosed amount. Launched in September 2016 by Cristina Maiorescu, Sumit Sinha and Cedric Carvalho, Kristys Kitchen is a full-stack

Celes Care launches first virtual clinic for women in India

HYDERABAD, INDIA: Celes Care, a digital healthcare start-up today launched India’s first virtual health clinic for women. Founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Raghu Bathina and US Certified Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Rajah Koppala, the company aims to provide women of all ages

VMware partners VizExplorer to build industry-specific IoT solution

VMware has partnered with operational intelligence solutions provider, VizExplorer to develop integrated IoT solutions. The partnership intends to enable customers to maximize value from their IoT use cases, in a timely and cost effective way, while managing, monitoring and securing

Y Combinator & Watsi partnering to see how technology can improve healthcare

By : CIOL Writers

Y Combinator’s research arm YC Research is partnering healthcare nonprofit Watsi to fund a project to study the implications of technology in the healthcare space. Though the details of the funding have not been disclosed but according to Y Combinator

Practo introduces digital consent forms to improve healthcare experience

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to improve the healthcare experience for patients, digital healthcare platform, Practo has announced the integration of consent forms into the Practo Ray Tab. Consent forms are required to be signed for any surgical or cosmetic procedures to

Practo acquihires BI startup Enlightiks to boost its offerings for healthcare enterprises

BANGALORE, INDIA: Online healthcare platform, Practo has acquihired Bangalore-based Enlightiks that offers business intelligence (BI) solutions to healthcare enterprises for an undisclosed amount. Enlightiks’ primary offering is called Querent, which is a business intelligence and predictive analytics platform that provides actionable insights

SAP, Ramesh Nimmagadda Cancer Foundation working on to enhance cancer research data analysis

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Aligning with the company’s global pledge and the CEO, Bill McDermott’s vision to revolutionize healthcare industry, SAP India has adopted the cause of bettering cancer research in the country and announced its collaboration with the Ramesh Nimmagadda Cancer Foundation (RNCF), an

Healthcare, retail & banking biggest adopters of enterprise technology

By : CIOL Writers

According to a report released by Microsoft Accelerator, startups in healthcare, retail, and banking, are the most “enterprise-ready” sectors in the Indian industry. The ‘Ecosystem Report on Enterprise Ready Startups 2016‘ has ranked the startups on the basis of their

Digital disruption in healthcare is a positive outcome in India

Anil Chopra Digital disruption is happening across most industries today. While it’s threatening the very existence of some industries, the outcome in healthcare is exactly the opposite. Digital is actually a boon for the healthcare segment in India. To understand

Healthcare startup Portea launches wellness segment with Portea Activ

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Bengaluru-based home healthcare firm, Portea providing in-home medical care has expanded into the wellness segment with its new offering Portea Activ. Portea Activ, launched 15 days back, is an end-to-end health and fitness program, which is expected to become a

Technology: A game changer for healthcare in India

Venkataraman Subramanian Technology is no longer confined only to the realm of IT and BFSI sectors, but has permeated to the Healthcare domain in India as well. Healthcare organizations are looking to information technology investments, be it in Cloud, Big

Security spends see upward spike as wearable devices hit the workplace

Wearable devices such as wristbands, eyewears, earwears and footwears are seeing increased use in different industry verticals such as healthcare, BFSI, defence and retail, as they provide hands-free operations, real-time data monitoring and network communication. Rise in availability of enterprise-focused