Emerging Digital Startups are the green-shoots of the inclusive, open-source Digital Transformation that will lead to the National Digital Health Ecosystem in India. Digital Solutions are to essential ensure equitable, accessible, portable, proactive and eventually predictive Healthcare to 1.3 Billion Indians, which is also sustainable.
The National Health Policy of 2017 promised Universal Healthcare to the citizens of India. COVID-19 has also underlined the need for timely and rapid healthcare interventions.The Key challenges to Healthcare and its adoption of Technology have been Total Costs of Ownership, Adoption and maintenance through the lifecycle of old style IT systems, a Lack of Business continuity and the lack of true interoperability that the old systems created.
Digital Technologies have made possible Open-Source environments which allow Infrastructure, Platforms and Software Solutions to be offered as a service. This is particularly relevant to India where 95% of care is provided by a fragmented and small provider industry of clinics and nursing homes who until now, found it challenging to invest in information systems.
The ‘Activate’ Program from Amazon Web Services is a free program that provides eligible startups with a host of benefits, including AWS credits, and AWS Support credits to help startups quickly get started on AWS and grow their business. Thus, helping them cut costs and find their feet quickly.
The Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program from Access Health Digital is a, Eco-system that nurtures promising Digital Health Startups. AHD’s Innovative Designs and Specifications of Building Blocks and Minimum Viable Product were released open source thus cutting basic design costs for these startups by 80% and also their risk of failure significantly as a result.
The Activate Program from AWS is a wonderful synergy that offers these startups in the SEA, over 40 in number currently, access to benefits, cutting edge technology and infrastructure support and many other benefits. They cover various areas and functions of healthcare. This is set to add speed and scale to India’s drive to Universal Healthcare. It also unlocks a massive opportunity for India’s innovative entrepreneurs in a Trillion Dollar market which is healthcare.