Portea Medical, Indian home healthcare company has picked up majority stake in health-tech startup, PSTakeCare, whose platform connects key stakeholders in the healthcare delivery ecosystem. Through a combination of comprehensive information, analytics and consumer feedback, PSTakeCare places decision-making power in the hands of patients.
The investment in PSTakeCare follows Portea’s acquisition of pharmaceutical distributor, MedybizPharma in November 2015.
PSTakeCare employs 40 staff and Its technology equips healthcare consumers with relevant knowledge on doctors, hospitals and other healthcare service providers enabling consumers to take healthcare decisions based on factors such as insurance coverage provided, procedure-specific feedback and room-wise costs. In addition, the platform also presents actual photographs of medical facilities and will use advanced analytics and consumer feedback to provide comprehensive information to patients.
Pratik Chinchole, Co-Founder & CEO of PSTakeCare, said, “We would like to become the first port-of-call for patients seeking information on doctors, hospitals and labs for any medical procedure. Going forward we will continue to focus on building disruptive products in healthcare solving key patient needs through innovation.”
Elaborating the company’s plans, he added that the solution was available to patients in a few areas in Mumbai and will launch in other metros during the course of this year.