Practo, Asia’s largest healthcare platform, announced its entry into the Philippine market to bring its award-winning products– Practo Search and Practo Ray–to the country, as well as provide additional cutting-edge services through its recent acquisitions.
“We are thrilled to expand our services in the Philippines and simplify healthcare experience for millions of consumers in the region. We will also continue to make multi-million dollar investments here to cover more areas and ensure that consumers have the best healthcare experience on the planet,” said Shashank ND, Founder and CEO, Practo.
Practo believes that everyone can live healthier and longer lives if they can make better healthcare decisions. To achieve this, Practo has simplified healthcare for consumers and medical practitioners with its one-stop healthcare platform that empowers patients to search, find, and choose the right doctor for them. Consumers in the Philippines will be able to search through over 11,000 doctors across all 17 cities in the Greater Manila area, which is over 70% of all doctors in the area and makes Practo the largest healthcare database in the country.
Practo’s goal is to list all the healthcare professionals in the Philippines. To make sure the data is reliable, Practo’s own team combs through every street and every zone to verify and list all the doctors on Practo for free.
Two award-winning apps
Practo Search enables consumers to search through this verified database of healthcare professionals and find the one that’s right for them. Consumers can search using doctor’s names, specialization, and symptoms. Once they get results, consumers can click through the Practo Profile for each professional or establishment to read more details including years of experience, qualifications, affiliations and specializations as well as see clinic photos and get GPS co-ordinates of location for easy turn-by-turn navigation right from within the Practo App.
Practo also launched Practo Ray – the cloud-based practice management solution of choice for thousands of doctors and clinics. It simplifies and automates practice management so doctors can focus on what they do best– treating and caring for their patients. Practo Ray helps simplify scheduling, billing and inventory management for doctors. It also helps create digital health care records and prescriptions so consumers always have their healthcare history available to them right inside the app. Practo Ray is available as an annual subscription starting at Php2,200 a month.
Practo is in a unique position of having a globally respected strong B2B software product (Practo Ray) that is tightly integrated with its much loved consumer offering (Practo Search), creating the world’s first and only healthcare hyperloop that is connecting the entire healthcare ecosystem and is helping millions of consumers make better healthcare decisions every month.
Expansion of services and coverage
Practo will expand to completely cover Cebu, Cavite and Batangas regions as well as expand product lines to cover more healthcare segments across wellness, fitness, medicine, preventive and curative healthcare. This will ensure that consumers have a single app they need for all their healthcare requirements. To deliver better services to the consumers, it acquired FitHo, Genii, Insta Health Solutions, and Qikwell.
The acquisition of FitHo lets Practo expands its offering into the preventive healthcare space. FitHo helps people manage weight & lifestyle diseases by improving the nutrition and physical activity of the consumers and by building intelligent technology based products that can provide personalized advice to millions of consumers through the website and Android mobile app.
Practo also acquired Genii, a product outsourcing firm with deep domain experience building be-spoke e-commerce portals, SaaS platforms which helps Practo to accelerate growth and create products focused around hospitals, diagnostic center and others.
InstaHealth, a leading provider of cutting edge end-to-end cloud based hospital information management solution (HIMS), provides an option to hospitals to integrate with Practo’s platform and thus enable patients to search and easily find information about doctor availability across hospital and departments, make instant bookings, as well as experience no wait times or queues once they reach the hospital for their appointment. The acquisition will help accelerate Practo’s Partner Program that is designed to enable HIMS providers around the world to integrate with Practo’s platform to provide consumers a seamless healthcare experience no matter which hospital they visit.
Qikwell, on the other hand, is a leader in appointment scheduling at hospitals. With this, Practo gets a fantastic product that delivers a great consumer experience in hospitals and clinics by providing smooth appointment booking, significantly reduced waiting time as well as contactless payment at the hospital.