Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) can help streamline the management of healthcare services by making it simpler to store and share patient information across healthcare providers, according to Deepak Tuli, co-founder and COO of Ekacare. This is because digital technologies make it possible to create and manage electronic health records (EHRs). He continues by saying that digitalization also enables data-driven decision-making, increasing healthcare outcomes by enabling healthcare providers to track patient health in real-time, precisely spot potential problems, and offer individualised therapies.
“On this World Health Day, we must recognise that obtaining the ABHA, or splendour of excellent health, is a goal that is not out of reach. We are better positioned to guarantee that everyone has access to high-quality healthcare services thanks to the development of digitalization and the adoption of ABHA, India’s own health ID system. India frequently struggles with a low doctor-patient ratio, which places a significant burden on the healthcare system due to limited resources and an uneven distribution of healthcare services, according to Deepak Tuli.
A digitally empowered healthcare ecosystem between patients and clinicians is what Ekacare, a linked healthcare platform, aims to create for better health outcomes. With the option to share these records with healthcare professionals, the Ekacare platform enables the construction of multiple patient profiles and the preservation of health records like immunisation schedules, medications, and lab results.
Eka’s Symptoms Checker is a special function that aids in better understanding one’s health. Many of Indians have also benefited from the platform’s Health Locker in keeping track of their own and their family members’ medical histories. Ekacare has also created a Heart Rate Monitor, which offers precise readings so that one can monitor their heart health on a regular basis. Vikalp Sahni, Deepak Tuli, and Abhishek Begerhotta created Ekacare in December 2020 with the goal of creating a connected healthcare ecosystem for India. The travel agency Goibibo was successfully founded in the past by Vikalp and Deepak. Vikalp worked as a volunteer architect at Aarogya Setu prior to joining Ekacare, while Deepak was employed by MakeMyTrip.