Healthcare veteran starts AllizHealth, a centralized repository for health information in India
Chinmoy Mishra has been in the healthcare industry for over a decade. After completing his bachelor’s in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela (Class of 2001), he worked with Infosys technologies in the healthcare domain. In 2006, he left for his MBA to Babson College, Boston, post which he worked with HealthAsyst Pvt. Ltd in charge of sales and marketing. It was some time in 2012 when he decided to move out and start his own venture. “Healthcare in India is an exciting space and provides tremendous opportunities. Having been in the healthcare space all my professional life, I could see lot of areas where initiatives such as ours could make a difference,” says Chinmoy.
Chinmoy put together a team and started building AllizHealth, a centralized repository of health information with the active collaboration of users and limited dependency on healthcare providers. “As a first step to build this repository, users can come on the portal to store/access/share health records more efficiently,” says Chinmoy. The goal is to bring together all the healthcare eco-system players and promote various technology-driven transformational approaches. Users can build their medical profile — update medical history, share medical records with specialists, upload medical documents (reports, prescriptions, bills), etc. There are some solid but fragmented efforts in the area and AllizHealth wants to put it all together.
In order to involve users in this effort, at present, AllizHealth is running two programs:
School health program: AllizHealth partners with pre and K-12 schools to conduct health assessments of students. Post assessment, they digitize the information and provide parents access to the health portal. Once on the portal, they can use several value added services such as an automated vaccination tracker, automated nutritional assessment and several growth charts/trackers. In a year of operation, the company has worked with 25 schools across Bangalore and Pune, reaching 7,000 students and their families.
Employee health and lifestyle assessment program: Yet to be launched, this initiative will use the Health Risk Assessment tool to figure employees’ health risks/concerns, and build a health profile for the companies. Post that, customized and relevant health/counselling sessions can be arranged with users getting their own dashboard to keep track of their health status.
AllizHealth is based out of Pune and is a 10-member team at the moment. Relying on a B2B model, Chinmoy says, “We have managed to generate sufficient funds to cover our costs. The team is supported by a board of advisors comprising some of the leading healthcare professionals.” The basic thesis of the venture is around preventive healthcare which Chinmoy justifies by saying, “With growing burden of Non Communicable Diseases, urban childhood obesity and associated conditions, it is imperative that we move from a curative care to preventive approach. However, such a transition needs to happen outside of a hospital and with active participation of individuals.”
AllizHealth put its head down for a year and with a sturdy foundation, intends to go out aggressively now. This academic year, the company plans to take the school program to 20,000 students.
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