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Cardiotrack expands to Gujarat

Cardiotrack expands to
Gujarat

Bengaluru-based start-up, Cardiotrack, has expanded its presence to Gujarat. The company has partnered with Star Hospitals, a multi-speciality hospital chain based in Ahmedabad to deliver real-time diagnostic solutions in Gujarat. This expansion, makes Cardiotrack a Pan-India provider of AI-based cardiac care solutions.

The partnership with Star Hospitals is an attempt to address the growing concern with regard to heart disease, and deliver cardiac solutions that are real-time and preventive in nature.

Speaking on the partnership, Dr Bhavesh Thakkar, Interventional Cardiologist, Star Hospital said, “Cardiotrack will put Star Hospital on the path to proactive preventive cardiac care. With the high number of cardiovascular cases in the country, India strongly needs preventive methods to save lives and families. With Cardiotrack, we are working towards creating a more heart healthy population in Gujarat.”

Cardiotrack will be deployed across all Star Hospitals’ centres. Cardiotrack’s hand-held IoT device, that is driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI), will capture clinical grade ECG data using cutting-edge technology and ensure data portability through smart android-based devices.

Ashim Roy, Co-Founder and CEO, Cardiotrack said, “Heart diseases continue to be one of the main causes of death, globally and across age groups. 50 per cent of these deaths can be averted if the delay in seeking the right medical advice is reduced. The best way to achieve this is preventive care and early diagnosis. We at Cardiotrack, pride ourselves for providing accurate and timely diagnosis for all cardiac related issues. The testimony of our endeavour stems from the fact that Cardiotrack, today, is present across India with leading hospitals adopting our technology to address the challenges in cardiac care. The partnership with Star Hospitals, is a step towards making cardiac care accessible to a larger number of people and thereby, save lives.”

Headquartered in Singapore, Cardiotrack has a presence in over 15 countries including Myanmar, Mexico, Indonesia, Tanzania, Norway, Canada and Argentina among other countries. Their pocket sized device has been well received by hospitals and primary health centres in Tier II cities and rural areas.

Cardiotrack partners with Star Hospitals for AI-based solutions in cardiac care as it expands to Gujarat

Cardiotrack partners with Star Hospitals for AI-based solutions in cardiac care as it expands to Gujarat

Bangalore-based start-up, Cardiotrack, which provides best-in-class predictive diagnosis for cardiovascular diseases has expanded its presence to Gujarat. It has partnered with Star Hospitals, a multi-speciality hospital chain based in Ahmedabad to deliver real-time diagnostic solutions in Gujarat.

According to a Census India report, over 24% of deaths among men and 19% of deaths among women were due to cardiovascular diseases in Gujarat. More people die of heart diseases than respiratory diseases, tuberculosis, and cancer put together. In fact, Gujarat has a rich and developed urban culture because of the mercantile nature of its society. The people are prone to heart disease due to their affinity towards sweets and fried foods.

The partnership with Star Hospitals is an attempt to address the growing concern with regard to heart disease, and deliver cardiac solutions that are real-time and preventive in nature. Cardiotrack will be deployed across all Star Hospitals’ centres. Its hand-held IoT device, that is driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI), will capture clinical grade ECG data using cutting-edge technology and ensure data portability through smart android-based devices.

Speaking on the partnership, Dr Bhavesh Thakkar, Interventional Cardiologist, Star Hospital said,” Cardiotrack will put Star Hospital on the path to proactive preventive cardiac care. With the high number of cardiovascular cases in the country, India strongly needs preventive methods to save lives and families. With Cardiotrack, we are working towards creating a more heart healthy population in Gujarat.”

Ashim Roy, Co-Founder and CEO, Cardiotrack said, “Heart diseases continue to be one of the main causes of death, globally and across age groups. 50% of these deaths can be averted if the delay in seeking the right medical advice is reduced. The best way to achieve this is preventive care and early diagnosis.

We would provide accurate and timely diagnosis for all cardiac related issues. The testimony of our endeavour stems from the fact that Cardiotrack, today, is present across India with leading hospitals adopting our technology to address the challenges in cardiac care. The partnership with Star Hospitals, is a step towards making cardiac care accessible to a larger number of people and thereby, save lives, he added.

Headquartered in Singapore, Cardiotrack has a presence in over 15 countries including Myanmar, Mexico, Indonesia, Tanzania, Norway, Canada and Argentina among other countries. Their pocket sized device has been well received by hospitals and primary health centres in Tier 2 cities and rural areas.

The expanding footprint of med-tech startups in India

The expanding footprint of med-tech startups in India

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 and affordable to all by lowering the cost of the product and delivery. Though the market for medical technology in India is still quite small, many startups are leading by example. Here’s look at some of these med-tech startups that have changed the face of Indian healthcare industry and witnessing rapid growth expanding their footprint.

Cardiotrack

Bangalore-based Cardiotrack provides predictive diagnosis for cardiovascular diseases. Using Cardiotrack’s technology and AI platform, doctors can detect heart health problems accurately, consult specialists, refer and track patients, maintain medical history and start the intervention process.

The Cardiotrack device was launched in September 2015 and their devices have been deployed across India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Mexico and U.S.A. Major reason for getting traction in the market has been affordability, ease of use and mobility that the product renders to its users.

The startup has been expanding rapidly to address the growing concern with regard to heart disease, and deliver cardiac solutions that are real-time and preventive in nature. It recently partnered with Star Hospitals, a multi-speciality hospital chain based in Ahmedabad to deliver real-time diagnostic solutions in Gujarat. This expansion, makes Cardiotrack a Pan-India provider of AI-based cardiac care solutions.

Medlife

Another med-tech startup that has created a customer base of one million customers in a short span of just over two years is e-pharmacy Medlife.

The largest online pharmacy in India is on an aggressive expansion strategy to scale up its business to over 100 cities by 2018. In line with this, Medlife also plans to invest $30 Mn over next 12 months to expand its presence in India.

“We plan to create a simple ecosystem for patients, which can solve most – if not all – their pain points that exist today. Our target is to grow by at least 10 times within the next three years. With certain exciting launches that we will be announcing soon, Medlife is poised to revolutionise India’s healthcare & pharmaceutical industry in the near future,” said Tushar Kumar, CEO, Medlife.

In 2014, Medlife started out with its e-pharmacy business and gradually diversified into 24X7 e-consultation and laboratory services. Today, it offers an array of app-based healthcare-related services across India. For customers who are not digitally savvy, the company also has the option of call-to- order services.

Forus Health

Founded in 2010 by a group of engineers with the goal to eradicate avoidable blindness, Forus Health has built an imaging platform called 3nethra, a portable device for screening common eye problems.

With the help of IoT, the startup conducts remote diagnosis. The images are screened in remote locations and doctors in towns and cities grade them and the patient gets the report back in their respective locations — all this happens over the Cloud.

Frost & Sullivan’s “2017 India Best Practices Awards Banquet” lauds Indian enterprises demonstrating pathbreaking innovation and break-through projects across sectors

Frost & Sullivan’s “2017 India Best Practices Awards Banquet” lauds Indian enterprises demonstrating pathbreaking innovation and break-through projects across sectors

Award recipients at Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 India Best Practices Awards Banquet

Frost & Sullivan concluded its 4th Annual 2017 India Best Practices Awards Banquet on October 5th at ITC Maratha, Mumbai. The Awards Banquet was preceded by Frost & Sullivan’s annual flagship event – Growth Innovation & Leadership (GIL) India 2017 Summit, where thought leaders and CXOs explored the roadmap to visionary innovation to build a digitally empowered nation.

This year 57 Awards were presented at the Banquet across industry sectors such as Electronics & Appliances, Energy & Environment, Digital Media, Industrial Automation & Process Control, Metals & Minerals, Mobility, Tech Vision, and Transformational Health.

The Awards Banquet hosted some of the top-notch names from across industries that showcased Best Practices and exemplary achievements of enterprises in their respective sector. This year’s awards highlighted potential leaders and disruptors, who have shown significant growth, have identified emerging trends and whose vision served as the catalyst in generating world-class performance within their industries.

Sharing his views on the 2017 Awards Program, Amol Kotwal, Director, Frost & Sullivan said, “It gives me great pleasure to recognize and host best-in-class achievers in India. Despite the economy facing headwinds, companies across industry sectors have grown through innovation and are transforming their business models to achieve industry-leading positions. Frost & Sullivan is proud to recognize their efforts for achieving excellence in their respective industries, and encourages them in their future endeavors.”

The Awards Assessment besides incorporating inputs from Frost & Sullivan’s expert analysts also involved a jury evaluation process with a panel of thought leaders, which included some of the most prominent names from the industry. The esteemed jury panel for the 2017 India Best Practices Awards Banquet included:
Amit Varma, President – Corporate Strategy, JK Organization
Asif Mulla, Head – Instrumentation, Mumbai Operating Center, TechnipFMC
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Balasubramanian Srinivasan, Executive Director – Mobility (Automotive & Transportation) Practice, Frost & Sullivan
Chandrashekhar Limaye, Director, Supertech Instrumentation Services (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Sandeep Garg, Chief General Manager, PEC Limited
Dr. Seshu Bhagavathula, Chief Technology Officer, Ashok Leyland Group
Dr. Sujit Chatterjee, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital
Dr. Tarang Gianchandani, Chief Executive Officer, Jaslok Hospital
GB Singh, Publisher & Editor, Security Today & Security Update
Harpreet Singh Tibb, Founder, Tibbs Consulting
Kirti Kumar Shah, Senior Manager, Engineering Management, Brownfield Projects, Aker Solutions
Mukund Muley, Managing Director, Cotmac Electronics Pvt. Ltd.
Nakul Subramanyam, Head of Corporate Real Estate Management, Morgan Stanley, India
Navratan Katariya, Solar Energy & Startup Consultant, Sy-energy Consultants
Prof. C Balasubramanya, Professor & Consultant, Smart Grids & Smart Meters
Rinka Banerjee, Founder & Director, Thinking Forks Consulting
Sandeep Puri, Sr. Vice President & Global Project Head, ACG Associated Capsules Pvt. Ltd.
Sanjeev Keskar, Managing Director, Arrow Electronics
Shamsher Sindhu, Executive Vice President & Head – Infrastructure Projects, Kotak Mahindra Bank
Sirish Batchu, Head – Advanced Electronics & Digitalization, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
Vikas Rawat, Vice President – Operation, Nirlon Ltd.
Vinod Sharma, Managing Director, Deki Electronics
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Recipients of Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 India Best Practices Award
Tech Vision India Flexible Packaging Technology Innovation Leadership Award UFLEX Limited – ASEPTO Spark
India Intelligent Analytics Enabling Technology Leadership Award Tiger Analytics
India School Automation New Product Innovation Leadership Award Inspace Technologies Private Limited
India IoT Energy Monitoring New Product Innovation Leadership Award ALTIZON SYSTEMS PVT. LTD.
India Drug Repurposing Technology Innovation Leadership Award NovaLead Pharma Pvt. Ltd.
India Lightweight Panels New Product Innovation Leadership Award UNIVERSAL METALTEK
India Companies to Action Award for IoT Smart Cities Technology Market Gaia Smart Cities
India Companies to Action Award for Connected Car Platform Market CarIQ
India Companies to Action Award for Remote Cardiac Monitoring Market Agatsa Software Pvt. Ltd.
Digital Media India OTT Video Services Market Company of the Year Award Hotstar (Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.)
India Pay TV Content Protection Company of the Year Award Irdeto
India Companies to Action Award OTT Video Services Market YuppTV India Private Limited
Energy & Environment India UPS Small Range Solutions [Less than 10kVA] Company of the Year Award Schneider Electric IT Business India Pvt. Ltd.
India Emerging Energy Management Solutions Provider of the Year Award Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd.
India UPS High Range Solutions [More than 10kVA] Company of the Year Award Vertiv Energy Private Limited
India Building Management Systems (System Integration) Growth Excellence Leadership Award Secutech Automation (India) Pvt.Ltd.
India Integrated Solid Waste Management Company of the Year Award Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited
India Security Services Manned Guarding Growth Excellence Leadership Award G4S
Electronics & Appliances India LED Lighting Visionary Innovation Leadership Award Wipro Lighting
India Consumer Electronics Company of the Year Award Panasonic India Pvt. Ltd.
India Electronics Security Company of the Year Award CP PLUS India
India Electronics Security Visionary Innovation Leadership Award Matrix Comsec
India Electronics Security Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award Prama Hikvision India Pvt. Ltd.
India Small and Kitchen Appliances Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award Hafele India Pvt. Ltd.
India Consumer Electronics Services Visionary Innovation Leadership Award GreenDust
India Consumer Electronics Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award Canon India Pvt. Ltd.
India LED Lighting Company of the Year Award Havells India Ltd.
India LED Lighting Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award Anchor Electricals Pvt. Ltd.
Mobility India Car Care Solutions Aftermarket Leadership Award 3M India Limited
India Freight Aggregation Competitive Strategy and Innovation Award SmartShift by Mahindra
India Electric Mobility Technology Innovation Award Ampere Vehicles Private Limited
India Private Bus Fleet Operator of the Year Award Parveen Travels Pvt. Ltd.
India Shared Mobility Customer Value Leadership Award Ola (ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)
India Online Car Service Aggregation Customer Service Leadership Award GoBumpr
India Automotive Supply Chain Excellence Award Subros Limited
India Telematics Aftermarket Services Enabling Technology Leadership Award Arya Omnitalk Wireless Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
India Passenger Car Tyres Aftermarket Price Performance Value Leadership Award MRF
Transformational Health India Emerging Insure-Tech Company of the Year Award Micro Insurance Services Private Limited
India Integrated CMO & CDMO Company of the Year (Emerging Markets Category) Medreich Limited (a Meiji Group Company)
India Emerging Digital Healthcare Service Provider of the Year Award Neurosynaptic Communications Pvt. Ltd.
India Ayurveda Cardiac Service Provider Company of the Year Award Madhavbaug Cardiac Care Clinics & Hospitals
India Emerging Primary Healthcare Service Provider of the Year Award Healthspring (Wellspring Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.)
India Medical Technology Innovation Leadership Award SIRONIX (A Division of Healthium Medtech Private Ltd.)
India Comprehensive Emergency Care Service Provider of the Year Award Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
India Diabetes Management Service Provider of the Year Award Diabetacare
India Clinical Research Company of the Year Veeda Clinical Research Pvt. Ltd.
Indian Cardiac Diagnostic Solutions New Product Innovation Award Uber Diagnostics (Cardiotrack)
Metals & Minerals India Ferrous Company of the Year Award Dynamatic Technologies Limited
Industrial Automation &
Process Control
India IIOT Platform Enabling Technology Leadership Award Entrib Analytics Technology Pvt. Ltd.
India Comprehensive IIOT solutions Enabling Technology Leadership Award CASCADEMIC Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
India 3D Printers Technology Innovation Award Altem Technologies (P) Ltd.
India High and premium efficiency electric motors Enabling Technology Leadership Award Siemens Ltd.
India Electric Motors Company of the Year Award Siemens Ltd.
Industrial IoT – Big Data Industry Growth Excellence Leadership Award ECOAXIS
India Positive Displacement Pumps Company of the Year Award SPX Flow Technology India Pvt. Ltd.
India Building and HVAC Segment – LV Drives Enabling Technology Leadership Award Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd.
India Electric Drives Competitive Strategy Innovation & Leadership Award YASKAWA India Private Limited

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Portable ECG device helps save lives in rural areas, reduces cost for patients

Portable ECG device helps save lives in rural areas, reduces cost for patients

BENGALURU: In a 60-km radius of his clinic, Dr. Mahesh Gadiginmath, a physician at Budigere in Kundgol taluk of Dharwad district, does not have a single cardiologist to whom he can refer a patient. When 65-year-old farmer Hazarasab came to Dr. Mahesh with complaints of chest pain, an ECG indicated an inferior wall myocardial infarction. The quick diagnosis helped them rush him to KIMS hospital in Hubbali.

The ECG was done with Cardiotrack, a phone-sized device. Dr. Mahesh said, “There are no ECG machines here. Renting a vehicle to go to Hubbali with the patient costs `1,500. Now, I charge `250 per ECG. If I visit homes with the machine, I charge `300. It’s of great help in emergency situations.”
An ECG in a traditional hospital setup costs `500 for slum dwellers in Hubbali district’s Ganeshpet. This includes their transportation cost, outpatient treatment cost and medical consultation in the region’s only government tertiary care centre — KIMS. At a nominal cost of `250, and in a few minutes, doctors are now able to tell whether patients coming in with chest pain are suffering from acidity or heart ailments that requires urgent admission.

Created with inputs from researchers at St John’s Research Institute, Bengaluru, ECG data is captured on Cardiotrack using 12 leads and the results are displayed on the device screen along with the option to take printouts through Bluetooth connection. Cloud storage of the data makes it accessible for the user with the option of data being available for sharing with family members and specialists located elsewhere.

This data is also available for research-based analytics and can be deployed for targeted medical interventions.

Dr Chandrashekhar Patil, a physician in Hubballi, said, “I have been using the machine for the past 10 months in my clinic and have diagnosed 130-150 patients. Previously, we would refer them to facilities 8-10 km away. They would spend at least `100 on conveyance and also would lose time waiting for appointments or getting the reports. KIMS is the only government hospital with cardiologists here.” Cardiotrack is available on a subscription model and Patil spends `2,500 per month on renting the device.
Ashim Roy, CEO, Uber Diagnostics, which developed Cardiotrack, is based out of Diamond District in Domlur here.

“Our engagement in rural India forms 30 per cent of our sales. We’ve sold 30-32 units in rural areas of Hubbali, over 60 units to an NGO called Gramin Health in Delhi and to Medi360 that has deployed 20-25 units in rural Bihar and Rajasthan. We wanted to create a solution that will increase access to specialised diagnostic services in rural areas,” he said.