Protean has launched its healthcare solution Protean Clinic with the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP). This system will be offered to IAP’s 35,000 member pediatricians and subsequently to all other OPD clinics. It will enable early diagnosis, specialized treatment, and superior patient engagement capabilities to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage diseases better, both in-clinic and at-home.
OPD clinics using the system will be certified and promoted in their locations as Protean-certified SMART clinics. The clinics will offer specialized services with the highest privacy and security standards. Protean intends to connect the network to the National Digital Health Mission of the Government of India, solving the country’s lack of accurate and real-time epidemiology data, thus empowering healthcare policy and standards nationwide.
Suresh Sethi, Managing Director and CEO, Protean, says India faces the task of rapidly upgrading its OPD clinic capabilities to diagnose early and treat locally under specialist advice and with specialized technology-enabled services. “Our latest venture aims to provide better primary healthcare facilities to all Indians on the back of strong technology infrastructure. We are delighted to partner with the Indian Academy of Pediatrics and extend our state-of-the-art platform to all its doctors for better child healthcare.”
Dr Piyush Gupta, Dr Remesh Kumar and Dr Bakul Parekh, the current, incoming and immediate past presidents of IAP, believe there is a great need to expand specialist capability nationwide to enable general pediatric clinics with specialized services, diagnostic support and high-tech diagnostic devices to improve health outcomes for over 100 million children. “We are glad to partner with Protean eGov in this programme for the children of India.”
Crores of Indians suffer from late or incorrect diagnosis and treatment due to India’s severe shortage of specialists and the lack of specialized services at OPD clinics. OPD clinics also cannot extend their reach to patients’ homes. There is a pressing need to make specialist capabilities available at OPD clinics for early diagnosis, local treatment, and timely referrals under specialist advice. Specialized services are also needed to prevent or manage lifestyle diseases and many chronic conditions. In addition, OPD clinics need patient outreach and high-tech medical devices to ensure timely detection and intervention even before the patient comes to the Clinic.
Protean Clinic enables doctors to engage with their patient community to maintain timely checks, detect red flags, intervene and diagnose early, and treat special conditions under specialist advice. The Clinics will also offer specialized assessment, preventive, and management services for chronic diseases.
Protean aims to equip tens of thousands of local health workers with high-tech devices using its captive network of over 44,000 locations. This will enable OPD clinics nationwide to offer at-home services for assisted tele-medicine (remote physical examinations), wellness visits, rapid diagnostics, measurement, and monitoring. Essentially, the platform will extend the Clinic’s services, beating boundaries and allowing the doctors to care beyond clinics.