4th November 2016, Bangalore: Telemedicine continues to play a disruptive role in changing the way remote patient monitoring services are provided. Today it’s fast becoming a field where start-ups are shaping the trend with new age technology innovations with the likes of mobile health apps, Internet of Things (IoT), wearable’s, analytics, Big Data, cloud services, artificial intelligence and decision support systems etc.
Launchpad is a platform for such enterprising start-ups to showcase their business models, strategies, and innovations. It is being organized as part of the 12th International Conference TELEMEDICON 2016, scheduled to be held on 12th November 2016, in Bangalore. Launchpad will give the start-ups a good exposure to CXOs, technocrats, policy makers and the medical fraternity at large.
The event is being supported by VC’s such as Unitus Seed Fund, a seed-stage venture investment fund based in Bangalore and Seattle that invests in startups innovating for the masses in India, Axilor Ventures, a new generation platform for supporting early stage entrepreneurs founded by S.D. Shibulal, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Srinath Batni, Professor Tarun Khanna and Ganapathy Venugopal and Founder Institute, world's premier startup launch program, providing aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs with the challenging process, mentor support, and global network needed to launch an enduring company.
Health Apps are setting new benchmarks The digital health market is poised for mercurial growth with more players getting into the industry every day.
• The number of health apps for mobile phones: 165,000
• The estimated number of downloads of health apps in 2015: 3 billion
• % of applications that are for patients with chronic diseases: 48%
• 54% of health care providers have 2-10 apps in their portfolio, 30% have developed only 1 app, with 16% having more than 11.
According to Naveen Lakkur, Startup Mentor and an Angel Investor, “Launchpad is a great opportunity for startups to gain global exposure and is the best place to showcase business plans and services. It is an ideal platform for entrepreneurs who have business ideas in digital health, businesses looking for growth and expansion, and businesses that are market ready. We look forward to some interesting and innovative plans to be shared during the session. ”
Analysing trends on the business side, Dr. Siddhi Ghatwal from Teleradiology Solutions shares “the last 50 months have seen 345 deals across segments with Service delivery and Pharmaceuticals accounting for over 60%. This period has also seen more than $6.78 billion of investment across segment with Service delivery and Pharmaceuticals accounting for over 70%.”
“These 345 deals split as 87 pre-seed and seed investments (less than $1.3Million), 137 investments at Series-A and B stages (between $1.3Million and $12Million) and 111 at Series-C and beyond (greater than $12Million). Across tech-led services and IP led products the most active investors are Eight road, IFC, NEA, Norwest, Sequoia, Accel, Qualcomm, Samara and TPG growth,” Dr. Ghatwal further adds.
The TELEMEDICON 2016 conclave is being held for the first time in collaboration with the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and will focus on four broad themes revolving around digital health—Digital Health Practice, Digital Health Technology, Policy & Legal aspects of Digital Health, and Business Models in Digital Health.
TSI is the official national society representing Telemedicine activities in India.
Telehealth is redefining the way health care and medical education is delivered. Collectively, the society should have an enormous tower of strength. As the spokesperson, the TSI facilitates and translates into reality aims, ambitions and aspirations of all of us. There is a need of more committed people to enroll as life members and continue supporting the society activities in order to achieve the goals laid down in its constitution. Organizations need to be persuaded to enroll as institutional members. It is gratifying to note that 285 number of individuals have already enrolled themselves as Life Members. 36 organizations have also enrolled as Institutional Members.1 organization have also enrolled as corporate member. The constitution and by-laws of the society are posted in the website. Application form for membership can be down loaded from the website and submitted.