India’s leading digital healthcare platform, Practo, has signed an MOU with Academy of Family Physicians India (AFPI), to work collaboratively towards greater understanding and adoption of digital healthcare technology.
The collaboration will focus on conducting CMEs and training courses to help family physicians of India spread awareness and update association members on latest trends in technology that can help them provide better care to patients.
The Academy of Family Physicians India (AFPI) is an independent academic discipline and a national association of family physicians.
Practo will serve as AFPI’s digital healthcare partner and together the two will work on the areas of continuous learning and development in digital healthcare for all physicians associated with AFPI, stated a press statement released on Wednesday (June12).
As part of the collaboration, AFPI members will also understand the nuances of managing and securely storing all health data. Practo, which is one of the few healthcare companies that encrypts all data with 256-bit encryption and utilises Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant data centres.
“Practice management in India today is becoming increasingly dependent on technology. Without the tools and services enabled by technology, it is very difficult for both patients and doctors to access quality care and manage relationships. As the domain leader in healthcare, Practo can help sharpen our technological capabilities to reach and serve patients much more efficiently.”stated Dr Raman Kumar, President, Academy of Family Physicians India (AFPI), in the release.
Practo provides an exemplary platform for healthcare needs by enabling searching and booking an appointment with a doctor , diagnostics and medicine delivery, in addition to its clinic and hospital management software like Ray and Insta. It allows doctors to access a host of technology-enabled tools and services at their disposal for managing their services more efficiently.
Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Alexander Kuruvilla, Chief Healthcare Strategy Officer, Practo, said, “With doctor-patient ratios barely meeting the minimum, India has a severe shortage of skilled doctors. Our only hope of improving healthcare lies in increasing efficiency of the current force of doctors through digital tools.We look forward to working with Dr Raman and the AFPI team to empower our doctor community with the right tools and information to deliver digital healthcare in India.”