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HealtheLife shares the details of our work to the visiting IT/BT officials from GoI & GoK.

Delegation of Government of India & Government of Karnataka IT-BT officials visited IIIT, Bangalore on 28th & 29th January 2019. Each session included 40+ delegates representing different states and central government and were visiting to understand the work happening in the Innovation Centre and also to interact & understand the Innovations being worked upon.

The meeting and presentation happened in MINRO Centre, Ramanujan Block. Apart from the presentations from research labs and centres of excellence at the college, HealtheLife, HyperReality & IOTRACX spoke about their work in the context of their spcial impact collaboration with the college.

HealtheLife shares the details of our work to the visiting IT/BT officials from GoI & GoK
Rupa Rao presenting on behalf of HealtheLife

Rupa rao and Dileep V S made presentations to the delegates on 28th and 29th respectively along with Divyaraj from Electronic Health Research Centre(EHRC@IIITB). The presentations focused on our research collaboration for the development of public use EHR platform and the Karnataka Mental health Management system.

Many of the delegates found the work happening in the Innovation centre of interest and were keen to know more. We are hoping to be given an opportunity to work with some of them later.

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HealtheLife & IIITB to jointly develop OpenEHR based EHR platform for public & research use

HealtheLife has signed a joint research project agreement with IIITB to develop a scalable Electronic Health Records(EHR) Platform for use in public health applications and research.

This project is part of an ongoing research project being carried out at the E-Health Research Centre(EHRC), IIITB which seeks to address existing concerns in the way ICT applications are being designed and developed in the Indian public health and nutrition sector.

This joint research involves the design and develop an Electronic Health Records & ICT application platform that can form the basis for a healthcare delivery system for the public health system. The proposed EHR Platform will have the following features

  • Management of patient demographics
  • Framework for management of patient health data across visits and locations, using an OpenEHR compliant implementation
  • Hierarchical management of health care establishments/organizations
  • Authentication and access control
  • Coding of health data using SNOMED CT

All the above features will be developed in line with the Indian EHR standards and relevant aspects of the Digital Information Security in Healthcare Act(DISHA).

The agreement is for 2 years and will use our EHR.Network platform as the base for the proposed research & development. Healthelife team will be working closely with the faculty members and researchers at IIITB on various aspects of the project under this agreement. Both the parties will hold joint IP for the developments that come out of this project.

The discussions towards this has been going on for more than 6 months and we feel that this agreement will help us enhance our capabilities and also give us a lot of visibility. We will find mention in all related PR activities of the college as well.

We thank EHRC@IIITB for endorsing our work for the past 30 months and acknowledging our domain competence.

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HealtheLife delivers keynote address in the 2nd user meet of NRCeS at AIIMS on 28th November 2018

The second user meet of the National Resource Centre for e-Health Standards(NRCeS) was held at All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), New Delhi on 28th November 2018, Wednesday. The full day event was attended by Shri. Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, MoH&FW, healthcare and technology professionals from AIIIMS, representatives of many government & public sector organizations involved in eHealth standards implementation, large healthcare organizations and healthcare IT startups. The event was characterized by informative presentations, discussions and deliberations on different aspects of EHR standards adoption across the country.

The focus of this year’s event was the adoption and incorporation of SNOMED CT in clinical IT systems.

The major highlights of the day included the following

  • Key note address on the Role of Training & Implementation Support in Standard Adoption by Dr Karanvir Singh, Chief Medical Information Officer, Apollo Hospital New Delhi
  • Presenttaion on the Experience of Adoption and Use of Clinical Terminology at AIIMS, New Delhi by Dr. Sushil Kumar Meher & Dr. Vivek Gupta
  • Key note address on Standard enabled Analytics by Dr. Suman Bhusan Bhattacharyya, Founder & CEO at Bhattacharyyas Clinical Records Research & Informatics LLP
  • Key note address on the Need based Clinical Terminology Extension in Health IT system by Mr. Dileep V S, Founder HealtheLife Venture LLP

Along the course of the day, team members from NRCeS explained about the work being done by their team to support government departments, private organizations and healthcare IT companies to adopt EHR standards.

This event was of special importance to HealtheLife as we were invited to deliver a keynote address in recognition of the breathtaking work that we are doing in EHR.Network, our standards based open EHR platform and our pioneering effort in the adoption of EHR standards to Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy through AyushEHR. The keynote address on ‘Need based Clinical Terminology Extension in Health IT system ‘ delivered by our co-founder Dileep V S was well received and generated a lot of discussions from the other participants. Many participants expressed interest in knowing more about our work in the future.

We thank Mr. Gaur Sunder, Joint Director & Chief Investigator, Ms. Manisha Mantri, Project Lead, Mr. Achyut Patil, Education and Training, Ms. Neetu Verma, NRCeS Promotion & Dissemination and other NRCeS Team members for the well organized and informative event and are looking forward to the next edition of the event.

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AyushEHR shortlisted for Round 2 of the National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition (NBEC) 2018

The excitement at HealtheLife continues.. We are excited about AyushEHR being selected to the Round 2 of the National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition (NBEC) 2018. This 2nd edition national level competition to identify breakthrough ideas in the areas of healthcare, agriculture, diagnostics & environment is being organized by BIRAC in partnership with C-CAMP.

The Bangalore leg of the event is scheduled for 12-13 November 2018 where we will be presenting our vision, of AyushEHR evolving into a game changing software for Ayurveda practice, to an eminent panel of experts & professionals.

HealtheLife team would like to thank all those who supported and helped us in our journey so far.

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AyushEHR enters the finals of 2018 Elevate100 – Idea to POC initiative from the Government of Karnataka

Healthelife has done it once again, this time with AyushEHR. For the 2018 Elevate100, we pitched in with our flagship software solution for Wellness Tourism Service Providers and have been selected for the finals this year also.

Last year we had pitched our EHR.Network, person centric EHR platform, and ended up being one of the runner ups.

This edition started with more than 650 startups applying from across Karnataka. A panel of eminent experts screened all the applicants and selected top 500 for the multi-city pitch that happened between the 6th to the 10th of August in many cities across the state.  From the startups who pitched, top 250 have been selected for the final pitch scheduled for the 30th at Bangalore.

With the learnings from last year and the maturity that we have gained over the last 2 years, we intend to do all that it takes to get to the top 100 winners this year. With the progress that we have made so far, we feel that we are now in a position to make best use of the financial grant and mentoring support that the Elevate100 winners would be entitled to.

Health tourism in general and wellness tourism in particular are in a steep growth trajectory and is projected to continue growing above 15%. In the wellness sector, traditional healthcare practices such as Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy have an increasing role to play. AyushEHR, with it’s focus on enabling technology adoption in these practices, will have a major social impact. AyushEHR is designed to improve transparency, efficiency and professionalism in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy practices, which will provide them with a solid technology platform to take advantage of the emerging business opportunities in wellness tourism.

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Healthelife GCN wins Best Potential & Best Improvement awards in 2018 Samsung Global Startup Acceleration Program

Geriatric Care Network(GCN), the social venture from Healthelife has won two awards in the 2018 Samsung Global Startup Acceleration Program(GSAP) which concluded on Friday, 10th August 2018.

42 Samsung employees had flown in from South Korea for the 5 day program hosted by IIIT, Bangalore. These employees had volunteered to mentor selected startups and help them refine their idea in an intense 5 day workshop. The 19 startups in the camp were selected from across India and included a side spectrum of ideas and business domains.

The Healthcare group in GSAP 2018

The Samsung mentoring team included experts from business, domain, technology, marketing and design. The 5 day contact program was preceded by a 2 month remote interaction between the startups and the designated mentors, which enabled the mentors to understand the startups and their pains points. This enabled the GSAP team to invite other mentors locally to supplement their efforts. The event included presentations, discussions, booth pitching, stage presentations and team mentoring sessions to help the startups overcome some of their pain points.

For GCN, the program enabled us to refine our idea, smoothen the rough edges of our offering and make a 5 minute pitch that can be understood by everybody. From a basic idea, we emerged as a ready to implement business offering. We could get a lot of positive feedbacks and also managed to catch the attention of many of those who were part of the program.

In the end GCN ended up winning the Best Potential and Best Improvement awards and walk away as one of the best business ideas in the event. The entire GCN team is all charged up to push forward and make the idea a reality that can make a serious and noticeable social impact.

We thank the Samsung GSAP team and IIITB Innovation Centre for making such a wonderful program a reality.

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AyushEHR gets torn down and ripped apart at the 30th June 2018 TearDown event at IIM, Bangalore.

AysuhEHR had a harrowing day on 30th June at the TearDown event held by NSRCEL@IIM Bangalore. Having been selected as one of the 3 products for presentation in the June 2018 edition of the event, we had a distinguished industry panel and an audience of around 150 entrepreneurs & startup founders ripping it apart to help us refine some of the rough edges.

The distinguished panel included successful people from design & UX, product hunting product management and sales & marketing and the audience has a varied mix of young, experienced and established business founders.

Dileep made a short 10 min presentation on AyushEHR and our business plan to get the session going. The presentation ended with us listing out top 3 challenges requiring advice and support. Post the presentation, the panel members took turns to give a honest review of different aspects of the product and business and their suggestions for improving our offering. Once the floor was opened up, many in the audience also gave very valuable feedbacks and suggestions on aspects such as improving usability, pricing strategy and our go to market strategy.

Based on our experience, we feel that TearDown events (teardown.in) provide an excellent opportunity for startups to get their ideas evaluated by a varied and independent group of professionals at no cost. We thank the NRCEL team and all the volunteers for making this happen and also for having selected us for the event. We consider this as a further validation and acceptance of our idea and vision for the future of healthcare in India.

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Geriatric Care Network(GCN) – The Social Enterprise from HealtheLife selected for the 2018 Samsung Global Startup Acceleration Program(GSAP)

The pioneer in cloud-based standards compliant Electronic Health Records(EHR) platform in India, HealtheLife has added another feather to its hat. We are happy to share that our social enterprise venture Geriatric Care Network(GCN) has been officially selected as one of the 20 startups to participate in the 2018 Samsung Global Accelerator Program.

The program is aimed at helping early stage startups and fresh business ideas successfully navigate the initial years for growth and expansion. It is based on the realization that several startups fail within the first five years of establishment due to lack of sustainable business models or availability of technology. With an intention to foster an ecosystem for growth for such potential startups, the accelerator program involves mentoring the startups on crucial aspects of business, setup bootcamp for up-skilling, offer a platform for the startups to pitch their ideas and business, fetch global incubation support and attend conferences.

An initiative from the Corporate Social Responsibility Program from Samsung Electronics, this program is simultaneously conducted across many countries including Indonesia, India, Nepal, South Africa and Malaysia. GCN from HealtheLife is one of the business ideas that will be part of the Indian leg of this prestigious program this year(2018).

The idea that bagged this deserving recognition

At HealtheLife, we realize that, our fundamental belief in creating a sustainable social impact and value through our work & ideas has been key to our selection for the program.

With the advances in modern health care, the percentage of Elderly in societies across the world including India, are growing, and ensuring proper care for them is emerging as an area that needs immediate attention and focus. The current health care systems for the elderly are primarily focused on the critical and chronic care paradigm, with very little serious attempt at long term wellness & preventive solutions. GCN focuses on bridging this gap using Ayurveda made available through a localized and distributed network of professionals.

By combining the powers of Ayurveda and the potential of modern-day technology, GCN provides better preventive and wellness focused health care solutions economically at distributed locations. With this, we would make health care more accessible, available and affordable for the elderly.

We foresee exciting days in the program, where we hope to be mentored by experienced professionals from across the globe and gain the exposure needed to achieve our envisioned goals. Stay with us as we keep giving you constant updates on our experience at the accelerator program.

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South Korean delegation from KISED visits HealtheLife office

HealtheLife office was visited by delegates from KISED(Korean Institute of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development) as part of their visits to selected organisations across India. The objective of the team was to understand the dynamic startup ecosystem of India and explore opportunities for collaboration and co-operation. The visiting team spent time with the management team of HealtheLife to understand more about the nature of our work. They appreciated what we were doing and expressed interest to know more.

KISED is an independent professional organisation, fully funded by the South Korean government, working for the development of the startup ecosystem in South Korea. They manage incubators, provide seed funding & training and help startups reach global markets. The team included Mr. Chris Kyung Lee and Mr. Roh Yeo Myoung and had been hosted by IIIT Innovation centre in Bangalore.

We thank the visitors for spending time with us and look forward to further interaction in the future.

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The first National Resource Centre for EHR Standards(NRCeS) users’ meet showcases the increasing pace of EHR standards adoption in India

The NRCeS and CDAC organized the first Users’ meet for all the stakeholders and professionals working in the area of EHR standards adoption from across the country. The initiative was to bring together all the stakeholders to share their experiences with EHR standards adoption and create a platform to collaborate in the future.

The meet had a mix of representatives from the different sides of the adoption spectrum that included the government officials, doctors, hospitals, technology companies and professionals. The forum was an informal discussion where representatives from each of the areas presented details of their work, level and success in standards adoption and the problems that they are facing.

HealtheLife was represented by Dileep. The meeting was a very heartening experience as we realized that our understanding of the standards and the extent of adoption that we have been able to achieve puts us among the leaders. Among the large number of participants, HealtheLife was the only company working on standards adoption for healthcare practices other than Allopathy, which again makes us a pioneer innovating new use cases for EHR standards adoption.

The intent of the meet was for the CDAC and NRCeS representatives to collate the discussions and observations made by the participants and present to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MOHFW) for their suitable action.

The meet had a very good attendance with participants travelling from all over India to be in Pune for the day and showed the commitment of the community in ensuring that EHR standards are adopted as per the vision of the Government of India. The meeting highlighted the high levels of enthusiasm and encouraging success so far and the long journey ahead for the community. We could learn some best practices that others have adopted and hope to use it to further improve the usability of our solutions.

Another takeaway from the meet was the initiatives that are happening under AYUSH ministry to create an Ayurveda extension to SNOMED CT and their commitment to bringing EHR standards adoption in the AYUSH Sector. This again validates the direction that HealtheLife has taken with AyushEHR.

As part of our commitment to this great community, we plan to publish a series of articles analysing the standards and explaining the key concepts in a simplified language that can be understood by a wider audience. Please come back once in a while to explore our blog.