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AstraZeneca India partners with health tech startup Docon

30 June 2021 | News

The partnership aims to digitise 1000 healthcare clinics across India

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AstraZeneca India has signed and memorandum of understanding with health tech startup Docon Technologies in Bengaluru, for digitising 1,000 clinics across India. Under the partnership, Docon will equip the identified clinics with customised Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems enabling clinicians to access complete patient history.


This will go a long way in helping the clinical community better treat chronic patients and manage long-term complications of non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.


Towards reaching the 1,000 clinics goal in 2021, on-ground identification and support have been placed in 30 cities. Till now, as a part of the pilot phase, around 200 clinics have been upgraded with many of them being in Tier I and II towns. In addition to providing the clinicians with a three-day in-clinic training for learning and adoption, a dedicated helpline is also being established for the users to understand and resolve technical queries. 


Gagandeep Singh, MD, AstraZeneca India said, “The need for a centralised repository on patient information has been discussed at length but the implementation of this has not been a smooth journey. We are committed to collaborating with relevant players in the ecosystem in advancing the best science and technology can offer in better patient outcomes.”


Akash Valia, Business & Growth Head, Docon Technologies, said, "At Docon our vision is to be a platform for all healthcare industry stakeholders to connect easily with each other. We are happy AstraZeneca is taking key steps to improving patient outcome via digitalisation."


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