HealthSignz shows the way to per­son­alised health­care

The Hindu Business Line - - NEWS - M SOMASEKHAR

Iden­ti­fy­ing the tell- tale signs of sus­cep­ti­bil­ity to im­pend­ing dis­eases at an early stage and open­ing the win­dow to a world of cost- ef­fec­tive in­ter­ven­tions is what a new start- up named HealthSignz in­tends to do.

“We would like to of­fer roundthe- clock per­son­alised, ef­fec­tive and in­te­grated health­care for the en­tire fam­ily”. This will help us po­si­tion as a life- long part­ner for a healthy living with in­di­vid­u­als and as a wholis­tic hu­man care com­pany, says a pro­fes­sional quar­tet, that has launched the ven­ture out of Hy­der­abad.

Ram Papa Rao, a health­care ex­pert with 35 years ex­pe­ri­ence, is the founder chair­man; Vinod P Nair, an ex- NASA sci­en­tist spe­cialises in ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence and busi­ness strat­egy; Hanu­man­tha Rao is the tech­nol­ogy driver and CEO; and Suren­dra- nath, mar­ket­ing chief, have boldly en­tered into this new space.

“We have done a few years of ground­work, used big data an­a­lyt­ics, fo­cussed re­search and con­cep­tu­alised the ini­tia­tive. The en­gine for the growth will be the pro­pri­etary mo­bile plat­form, that will in­cor­po­rate the ‘ 3 Tier HS’ health­care model built by the team us­ing SMAC ( so­cial, mo­bile, an­a­lyt­ics, cloud) and IOT ( In­ter­net of Things)”, they ex­plained to Busi­nessLine.

Ded­i­cated teams

The ini­tial in­vest­ment is $ 2.5 mil­lion. The ded­i­cated teams to­tal 60 now. In phase- 1 to be up by the first quar­ter of 2016, the phys­i­cal pres­ence will grow to two met­ros, the staff strength touch 500plus and the ex­pected in­vest­ment be around $ 45- 50 mil­lion. In­ter­est in in­vest­ing into the ven­ture has al­ready come from fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions and pri­vate eq­uity firms, said Hanu­man­tha Rao, the CEO based in Ben­galuru.

There are mul­ti­ple streams of gen­er­at­ing rev­enues, in­clud­ing phys­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties that will be cre­ated, spe­cialised ser­vices to be of­fered etc, he said. Most of the tech­nol­ogy devel­op­ment work has been done at Ben­galuru.

Mo­bile plat­form

The mo­bile plat­form will be ready for op­er­a­tion by the end of the fi­nan­cial year. Mean­time sup­port ac­tiv­ity that forms part of the well­ness and whole­some health will be ex­tended, he said.

The team wants to re­in­force the adage, ‘ Health is wealth’, which is time tested. How­ever, in real life, in­di­vid­ual spends on health­care are bal­loon­ing as pre­ven­tive care is yet to get its right­ful place in our over­all health man­age­ment. HealthSignz wants to make a dif­fer­ence by show­ing the way there.

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