Mr. Gaurav Dubey, the CEO of LivLong, embarked on this journey to empower the economy class of India for their preventive healthcare needs. Technology has always been the backbone of development. India’s healthcare infrastructure is experiencing dynamic growth, however, it’s still hard to access quality diagnoses and treatments in many parts of the country. Gaurav is an alumnus of Marine Engineering and Research Institute, and comes with the experience of more than a decade and a half, has been leading, evangelizing & representing the insurance sector across multiple podiums. With a vision of building a new age health-tech platform to improvise, especially the peripherals of OPD along with the frugal and transcendent healthcare services for millions of Indians, especially the bourgeois of the society, he stepped into the entrepreneur’s shoes with the launch of LivLong.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone came to know how important and useful health technology can be. Even those who never thought technology could be so useful agreed with the fact. Digital information and communication technology gave remote access to medical services. You can speak with a mental health counsellor or another healthcare expert through phone or video chat to treat different ailments. Through these sessions, you can get care from a provider when an in-person visit is not required or is not feasible.
By the end of 2020, medical health and wellness had received the most funding than in the previous five years. The industry raised Rs 830 crores in funding, a 70 per cent increase from the previous year. By 2025, the market for health technology is anticipated to reach a value of Rs 130000 Crores, with no signs of slowing down.
How does the technology help?
- Facilitates access to healthcare for people who live in remote or rural areas.
- If you have an infectious disease like COVID-19, it can help you get the proper care while ensuring the rules of quarantine are maintained while getting treated.
- Provide primary care and access to medical specialists for a range of health conditions.
- For those with limited time, mobility, or access to transportation, make services easier to use.
Improve the quality of healthcare
The quality of healthcare is now better with advances in technology. Additionally, technology has simplified the process of receiving medical attention. Healthcare coordination, effectiveness, and accessibility are enhanced through health technology. You can avoid standing in huge lines or waiting for treatments outside your provider’s clinic.
Access from anywhere
In the situation that you are ill or find it difficult to travel, using health technology can help you stay at home. As we are aware, hospitals and other healthcare providers experienced significant pressure during the first and second waves of Covid-19. People couldn’t physically access high-quality medical care. Virtual remote diagnosis and treatment contributed greatly to the reduction of the burden. Due to technology, many covid-affected patients were able to continue living independently and getting good care at home through easily available online health consultations.
Round-the-clock medical assistance
The team may email you information or forms to complete online before your medical consultation. They might also make sure that you have the required technology. Additionally, they’ll check to see if you need to update your software or install any new programmes. During your virtual consultation, they can provide you with more instructions on how to log in and join the video chat. The medical professionals can also guide how to use the text chat, microphone, and camera.
The best thing about health technology is that it only requires a smartphone, tablet, or computer with internet access to take part in the virtual visit. Only a peaceful area to sit during your visit for the person who needs medical attention is required. Health technology is therefore, here to stay and to keep growing.