TECHNOLOGY A GREAT ENABLER IN MEDICAL SCIENCE: CLINIVANTAGEJuly 5, 2019
Today, a patient suffering from chronic kidney disease who requires regular dialysis does not need to undergo a physical examination by a doctor more than a couple of times. Usually, treatment can be provided by other caregivers without the doctor. The doctor needs to simply monitor and direct the patient based on her diagnostic records, which can be accessed from anywhere through the use of advanced technology.
“The use of technology will emerge stronger in medical sciences. Today we are dependent primarily on doctors for medical care. But now, with the use of technology, instances of patients and doctors meeting will reduce. They will have to visit only if it is necessary. Else, the doctor can guide and provide treatment with the use of appropriate technology as he or she will have all the necessary medical data, history and diagnostic records,” Nilesh Jain, managing director and co-founder, Clinivantage, told Future Medicine.
Clinivantage, launched by Jain along with healthcare expert Dinesh Samudra and consultant surgeon Dr Abhay Chopada two years ago, has been providing end-to-end solutions to millions of customers not only in India, but also in Indonesia, Malaysia, Kenya, UK, US, South Africa and Oman. It acts as a common link between all the stakeholders—doctors, nurses, caregivers, diagnostic laboratories and most importantly, patients.
“Today, we are chasing doctors, nurses and others, but with the help of technology, things will change in the next few years, and the focus will be on the patients. Clinivantage maintains an elaborate database of medical history and records of the patients—the data can be accessed by doctors even in the absence of the patients. Simply put, patients sitting in a remote area can get the required treatment without having to travel to consult a doctor. The company also provides mobility of data to provide the best medical solutions to the patients.”
Clinivantage has already tied up with 1,200 doctors for the purpose. It is also working with 65 super specialty hospitals, apart from 300 small scale hospitals across the country, for providing comprehensive medical care to patients.