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How to prevent fraud and abuse in healthcare insurance

Prashanth Sarpamale Fraud and abuse in healthcare insurance costs the industry crores every year. Often under-reported and discounted, it increases the total cost of insurance. For consumers it results in higher premiums, out-of-pocket expenses, reduced benefits and negatively impacts the

Microsoft and Apollo Hospitals team up to use AI in treating cardiac diseases

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In today’s times, technology plays an important part in determining the future of any individual. Technology in the field of healthcare services can give a new lease of life to any patient. To make use of technology to its full

Hyderabad based Click2Clinic Healthcare plans to expand into 12 cities

HYDERABAD, INDIA: With the launch of its new app service, ‘Home Heal’, Hyderabad based healthcare service aggregation startup Click2Clinic Healthcare is now planning to cover 12 new cities by the end of current fiscal. Home Heal offers comprehensive home health

IoT has the potential to transform India’s ailing healthcare system

Sunil Raheja The Indian healthcare system is lagging behind in numerous health indicators. Currently the world’s second most populous country accounts for 20 percent of the global disease burden with a high infant mortality rate of 40 deaths per 1000

Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire team up for a new healthcare company

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase have announced a partnership to create an independent healthcare company for their employees in the United States. Challenging the deteriorating state of the nation’s health care system, the goal of the new company would solely be

The transforming paradigm of digital healthcare in India

Vinod Kumar Reddy Despite being the second most populous country in the world, access to healthcare continues to be a major roadblock in India. 75 percent of the dispensaries and 80 percent of the doctors in India are accumulated in urban cities,

Portea Medical raises $26M in Series C funding round

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Bangalore based healthcare startup Portea Medical has raised $26 million in Series C funding round led by new investors Sabre Partners and MEMG CDC. Existing investors Accel Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and International Finance Corporation(IFC) also participated in the round. ”The ultimate

The expanding footprint of med-tech startups in India

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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