Online healthcare firm starts PH operations

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Practo founder and CEO Shashank ND Practo founder and CEO Shashank ND[/caption] With the local launch of Practo, consumers in the country will be able to search its online list of 11,000 doctors across all 17 cities in the Greater Manila area ? which is about 70% of doctors in that region. Practo said its local listing of physicians is the largest such database in the country. The company said it verifies and lists doctors for free and does not charge consumers or doctors to find, book, or receive appointments. In the next three to six months, Practo said it plans to expand to Cebu, Cavite, and Batangas. The company said it also wants to cover more healthcare segments such as wellness and fitness. Practo currently has over 50 people in its local team and is looking to increase the figure to over 150 by March 2016. The tech firm said it will also continue to make investments in the Philippines to grow its presence and cover more areas. ?We are thrilled to launch in the Philippines and simplify healthcare experience for millions of consumers in the region. Over the next few months, we will expand our coverage and product lines to enable consumers to make better healthcare decisions and live healthier lives,? said Practo founder and CEO Shashank ND. The company?s flagship product, the Practo Search, enables consumers to search through a database of healthcare professionals and find the one that?s right for them. Consumers can search using doctor?s names and specialization. Once they get the results, consumers can click through the Practo Profile for each professional or establishment to read more details, including years of experience, qualifications, affiliations and specializations, as well as see clinic photos and get GPS coordinates of location from within the Practo app. Practo said its goal is to list all the healthcare professionals in the Philippines. To make sure the data is reliable, Practo?s own team combs through every street and every zone to verify and list all the doctors on Practo for free. The company said it is also launching Practo Ray ? a cloud-based practice management solution that doctors and clinics around the world to manage millions patients every year. Practo Ray helps simplify scheduling, as well as billing and inventory management for doctors. It also helps create digital health care records and prescriptions so consumers can have their healthcare history available to them right inside the app. It is available for subscription starting at P2,200 a month.]]>

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