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We’re eyeing futuristic tech like machine learning: Shashank, Practo

Madhav Mohan | June 29, 2016
We plan to acquire or invest in more futuristic technologies like machine learning, genome technology, wellness and fitness, says Shashank ND, the founder and CEO of Practo.

If you consider the user journey for someone who is sick and wants to get well again, it begins with finding a doctor and then finding a lab to get the recommended tests done. Our software products enable healthcare institutions like clinics and hospitals to provide an efficient digital healthcare experience to consumers, whether it is instant appointment booking, wait-time reduction, digital healthcare records, medicine delivery or online consultation.

With extensive VC funds being pumped in, what will Practo focus more on this year?

This year, the biggest part of the investment will be towards building products that will transform healthcare for consumers around the world.

We plan to add more features and several more categories, including hospitals, diagnostic centers, spas, salons and wellness and fitness centers. We will also continue to expand our team of over 2,300 employees.

We also want to geographically expand from the current list of 50 cities and 15 countries to over 100 Indian cities and more countries across South East Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Eastern Europe.

We even plan to acquire or invest in more futuristic technologies like machine learning, genome technology, wellness and fitness.

Finally, we are looking for good ideas and products and scouting for deals outside India. We have been active on the acquisition front and believe that it is a good way to add world class like-minded talent to our team. It gives us a fast way to scale and accelerate our roadmap.

Source: Computerworld India 

 

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