Published Date : Dec 09, 2015
The U.S.-based healthcare IT company eClinicalWorks has decided to invest US$30 mn in India as it looks explore the vast growth opportunities in the Indian healthcare industry.
Aakash Shah, the Sales Director of eClinicalWorks, said in a statement that the company has decided to start hiring aggressively in India and is expecting to spend nearly US$30 million within the next two financial quarters for building a new data center and enhance technology capacities in the country. He said that eClinicalWorks will hire at least 300 employees within the next three months.
eClinicalWorks already has 1,000 employees in India as compared to the 4,000 in its headquarters in the U.S. eClinicalWorks plans to use its operations in India as its secondary data center for offering cloud-based healthcare services across the globe.
eClinicalWorks was established by Mahesh Kumar Navani, Dr. Raj Dharampuriya, Girish Kumar Navani, Sam Bhat, and Satya Chundru, all of Indian origin, in 1998. The completely self-funded company has established the largest cloud-based healthcare services in the U.S., and delivers healthcare IT solutions for electronic medical records, patient engagement tools, and population health.
As a part of the company’s entry in the country, eClinicalWorks is designing a mobile healthcare app for patients that will allow them to avail services such as looking for doctors available in the vicinity, tracking health records, and booking appointment with doctors with the help of the app.
For the services, eClinicalWorks has already signed up 20 independent physicians and 40 large hospitals on the platform in the country.
The app will be launched in January and will begin with full thrust in Bangalore and Mumbai. The company is also connecting all major test labs in India so that test results could also be accessed through the app and the same will be accessed by the physician or the doctor monitoring a patient.