A start-up health care venture was launched. The startup venture orthopodonline.com, initiated by orthopedic surgeons focuses on orthopedic healthcare
The digital platform promises to offer affordable and innovative orthopedic care. Consultation would cost INR 99/- (US$ 1.40).
Orthopodonline is a Virtual Orthopaedic Group Practice that offers credible and accountable healthcare in general, and all aspects of orthopaedics and trauma in particular, to patients. It uses a digital practice framework and a forward-looking patient engagement system that is driven by the latest modern communication technologies.
The Indian startup is unique in its approach and cost-effectiveness. The platform has got twenty doctors on their panel as of now. And the number of empaneled expert doctors is growing day by day and would reach three hundred or more by this year.
Orthopod Online covers entire spectrum of orthopedic care including General orthopedics, Hip & Knee, Spine, Children’s orthopedics, Sports medicine, Physiotherapy, Pain management and Holistic care. Its a virtual clinic of a group of reputed doctors, with decades of experience and credibility, who have come together to provide high-quality healthcare for patients through in-person & online consultations (through Tele-Health), second opinions, follow-up consultations etc. They also provide a wealth of information on bone and joint issues and diseases through online and physical consultations.
According to WHO, there is serious scarcity of doctors in general and orthopedic specialists.
With this digital platform, patients from anywhere in the world can video chat with a doctor. Orthopod Online has partnered with Doctorscabin Health Technologies, a company with strong expertise in digital health technologies and platforms since 2011.
Dr Vijay Shetty, a mentor and full-time consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai says “a steady rise in ageing population and lifestyle shifts has resulted in deteriorating bone and joint conditions that does not have access to good orthopedic specialists. Orthopod online aims to provide a platform for patients to access top-quality orthopedic care under one roof. Telehealth, as promoted by the Indian Government, can be very useful for those patients who are unable to visit doctors, especially post-surgery”
Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Saurabh Talekar says, Orthopod Online platform offers a modern way to engage with patients anywhere they are. It offers a complete clinic management platform and information and resources. As a young surgeon, I feel that this will be particularly helpful in the future. “Vikram Nair, CEO of DoctorsCabin says, “this is a unique offering as it is a doctor led initiative and platform. The technology serves the patients and doctors first and foremost.”
Orthopod Online is available on mobile apps for Android, iOS for telehealth features and on the web at www.orthopodonline.com