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On a mission to help mankind live healthier, for longer

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  • Health
  • Mobile

Searching for a new, suitable doctor is always a trying experience. One app – Practo, by a start-up by the same name – is seeking to streamline this process in India, Singapore, Manila and soon in other global cities. On top of offering doctors’ details such as qualifications, feedback from other patients and their fees, Practo allows patients to book either online consultations or appointments with the doctor – and will even call an Uber to get you to the clinic.

Practo’s work in the healthcare space also extends to holding details, and knowledge-sharing. The app maintains your family’s health data securely – solving a particular problem that the founders faced in India of getting medical histories quickly and securely to a new doctor or hospital system. App users benefit from open access to a Practo-led public Q&A forum, as well as professional medical advice through a service called Practo Consult.

From university project beginnings, Practo has grown commercially since 2009. Subscriptions to the service are doubling every six months, and the numbers are impressive: 200,000 doctors, 8,000 hospitals and 5,000 diagnostic centres in India alone are on the platform. In Singapore and Manila, 80% of doctors are visible on Practo’s search service.

Practo is free for both patients and doctors, making money behind the scenes as a SaaS product for managing doctors’ practices, schedules and payments. Users of the app number in the millions, with Practo available on the Google Play app store.

Practo is on a mission to help mankind live healthier, for longer. Follow their Twitter for updates, and download their app if you’re in one of their global markets.

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Last updated: 02nd of September, 2015

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