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29 Mar 2016

Attune Technologies Wins Emerging Company Of The Year 2015 Award

Attune Technologies, a healthcare IT product company, has been awarded the “Emerging Company of the Year 2015” by leading global research firm, Frost & Sullivan.

The award was presented to Arvind Kumar, Founder and CEO and Dr Anand Gnannaraj, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at the 7th Annual India Healthcare Excellence Awards 2015 held on October in Mumbai. The award is in recognition of Attune Technology’s innovative product offerings and services in the healthcare category.

Arvind Kumar, Founder and CEO, Attune Technologies, said, “We are pleased to be recognized for our relentless work by a reputed and global research company. It not only re-affirms our technological strength but is also a testimony to our commitment toward innovation in the healthcare space. Such recognition compliments our efforts to achieving greater milestones and inspires us to create a world-class healthcare ecosystem in India.”

Attune Technologies currently offers cloud-based solutions to over 150 hospitals, laboratories, and clinics in India and worldwide and manages more than 8 million patient records on cloud. The platform provides hospitals, labs, and clinics with integrated services like management of patient data, scheduling and billing, and workflow on the cloud.

Sandeep Sinha, Vice President, Healthcare Practice, Frost & Sullivan, said, “Attune Technologies’ strategic imperative to offer high-quality customer experience across its product portfolio in healthcare is well-accepted in the market. Attune Technologies manages 9 million patient records for more than 150 clients in 13 countries. Its key differentiator is its focus on unique cloud-based solution offerings, flexible deployment models, competitive price packaging, and assured compliance to standards. Attune Technologies’ efforts with public healthcare on analytics covers the entire ecosystem of healthcare providers in a state and has helped in the phenomenal scaling of meaningful representation of healthcare analytics to remote rural regions as well.”

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23 Feb 2016

How to start-up when you are a non-tech founder

CHENNAI: When Vinit Srivastava decided to start DriversKart, an app that provides drivers on demand, it was a roller-coaster ride for him. Lacking technological background, he approached a developer in Bengaluru to build the platform — but the developer delivered a substandard code. As huge prices were demanded to make changes, Srivastava approached another developer in Pune.

“This time we thought we shall give a timeline to the vendor and define at each stage what we wanted. But he kept prolonging the project because he was being paid on an hourly basis,” recalls Srivastava. The company then figured out a technology partner, Kaay Labs, which now works with it on a Build-Operate-Transfer model.

Non-tech founders have always found that building a tech startup without knowing how to code could be tricky. From not being able to put across the exact idea to being taken for a ride by developers, they roll out a long list of problems endured during the journey.

In the case of healthcare information technology startup Attune Technologies, it was their inability to monitor developers in the initial days that landed them in trouble. “It was a small office when we started off and the tech work was outsourced,” remembers V Ramakrishnan, COO at Attune. “The developers couldn’t sit in our office. So they worked remotely and we couldn’t keep a track on them as we were busy building the company.” Three months later, Attune hired two in-house tech developers.

Several stories suggest that the work developers put in was entirely abandoned.

“We outsourced the front-end work because most people we had were back-end folk. That resulted in absolute confusion,” said Jayadev Mahalingam, founder of HR startup PiQube. “Our folks didn’t understand the front-end and the person who was developing frontend just did it for the sake of it and moved on after dumping the code on us,” he added. Later, he built an in-house team that scrapped the entire front-end and developed it internally.

Mahalingam draws from his experience the mistakes founders are likely to make. “Non-tech founders generally underestimate the time that technology takes to get into speed… We also tend to over-promise customers and investors that ‘this’ will be ready at ‘this’ point of time, because our understanding of tech is not great. Founders attempting to micromanage things could land the company in trouble.”

According to some findings, a tech cofounder is a good idea. “The vendor wouldn’t make changes at the pace you want them to. Even a CTO who does not own equity might not do it that fast because he has nothing to lose but a job. But if you have a tech cofounder who has some equity, he will do whatever it takes to make sure it excels,” suggests Antony Kattukaran, founder of SaaS enterprise startup Tagalys.

However, he adds that to hunt for one would not be the right way to do it and suggests it has to happen along the journey. Antony considers himself lucky to find a tech cofounder who was initially his vendor, but advises other tech product startups against outsourcing their work.

“The biggest problem among founders is that they never know what they really want,” said Dorai Thodla, entrepreneur and mentor. They have some broad idea and want to see something developed. When they need changes, developers allow it to some extent because they would have budgeted for it, but after that it becomes difficult for them and they start asking for more money.”

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22 Feb 2016

Medical networking app Curofy and Attune’s healthcare software platforms empowers India’s healthcare sector

Delhi based medical networking app Curofy is bringing together the doctors community while Chennai based Attune Technologies is offering range of cloud based solutions that drives automation and integrations across hospitals, clinics and labs

Medical science is extremely vast field and demands high precision and accuracy in all aspects. Certainly, there’s absolutely no room for any kind of errors or misjudgements when it comes to medical treatment – after all it’s about saving lives.

However, mishaps and mistakes do happen in the medical field for various reasons like doctors’ misjudgements, wrong prescriptions and dosage, awry procedures, adulterated medicines and negligence on part of attending staff and doctors, lack of infrastructure in hospitals and clinics and other external factors.

Second opinion

Even with new advancements in the medical field, all those possibilities cannot be ruled out as there is a human factor involved. And that’s why medical science recommends and follows the common practice of “second opinion.”

The idea of “second opinion” is to consult and gather vital information from other doctors, medical experts and practitioners to derive a conclusion that would be required before carrying out any major health related procedure on critical patients and specific cases.

In fact, the US based John Hopkins Medicine (JHM) – a $7.7 billion integrated global health enterprise already has a Remote Medical Second Opinion Program that helps people remotely connect with specialized doctors and experts; and enable them in deriving more options to treatments and procedures.

While this is in the US, India is surely not behind in bringing some innovations on the healthcare front.

Connecting doctors through networking

Probably that’s where the idea of medical networking app Curofy was born. Curofy is first of a kind app dedicated to doctors ‘community and allows them to collaborate and communicate about cases, references and also can share healthcare related content in a secured way.

Curofy is an online medical directory of doctors based on pre-stored publically gathered data and information of doctors; which actually gets verified at the time when any doctor sign-up on to this app. Post verification, the user will get full access to the app and its features.

In few months, Curofy will come up with more features like Groups to enable users with group based communications for doctors.

“Our aim is to give this app for free to doctors. Going ahead we want to reach out to the industry and through our app want offer recruitment services to hospitals and clinics. May be in future, we will look into ways to offer more value based services on our app,” says Delhi based Pawan Gupta, Co-founder and CTO, Curofy.

Presently, it is available on Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS platforms. In fact, app developers are working to improve the doctor’s data verification process with a mix of physical and technical tools to authenticate credentials of individuals.

Mobile apps though are extremely popular globally, but are also prone to security risks with possibilities of data breach and hacking. However, Curofy app developers have paid more attention to security aspect with infusion of data encryption technology.

“Healthcare related data like patient’s information are very sensitive and as per laws it cannot be shared. Beside the encryption, we are working to make our app HIPAA compliant that would make our app highly secured and compliant to the overall healthcare industry,” adds Gupta.

While Gupta has no plans to make his app available to other enterprises as a ‘white-label’ app but has some big plans to take his app outside India with keen focus on South East Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa in future. So far, over 50,000 doctors have joined the app from 300 cities across India including some top hospitals like Medanta, Apollo, Max and Saket City.

According to Gupta, the app is getting good response from smaller towns and in a way it is bridging the gap between urban and rural parts of India by connecting the doctors’ community.

Connecting hospitals, clinics and labs using cloud technology

Cloud based healthcare IT solutions provider Attune Technologies though relatively new in the market has been very impactful in helping hospitals, clinics and diagnostic laboratories become efficient, agile and productive with use of technology.

Attune Technologies focuses on the operational functionalities of the healthcare industry with its three unique SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) based solutions namely – Attune HealthKernel, Attune LabKernel and Attune ClinicKernal.

Attune HealthKernel is an integrated web based secured HIS (Hospital Information System) for hospitals and healthcare enterprises, and Attune LabKernel, an advanced LIS (Laboratory Information System) software, helps to connect different laboratories and centres via a platform and fuses their functionalities seamlessly.

While, Attune ClinicKernal is also a web based secured CIS (Clinic Information System) that enables integration of clinics and along with focus on patients’ EMR (Electronic Medical Records) and its manageability with in-built intelligence and other features.

Automation in healthcare sector

“Earlier the adaptability of SaaS model was not there but in last five years with increase in internet penetrations we see high adaptability of SaaS and cloud models. And the SaaS based actually helps small and medium hospitals, clinics and labs with very low cost of investment, easy manageability and quick turnaround time,” says Ramakrishnan, Co-founder and Interim CEO, Attune Technologies.

With the use of the technology, according to Ramaskrishnan, many of manual time consuming processes are getting automated and synchronized using IT.

For instance, different location based laboratories can be easily linked and streamline their overall workflow on to a single platform, making the report publishing process easier after patients’ samples are collected and analysed as pathologists can assess data and information.

“The solution allows accurate data report publishing from any location, sending reports to patients over emails and other benefits,” says Ramakrishnan.

Benefits of Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

In terms of patients’ EMR, company has adhered to NABH (National Accreditation Board for hospitals & healthcare providers) guidelines. This helps hospitals to store and maintain patient health data and medical history in a prescribed secured electronic format, which comes handy when patients refer to different hospitals as the system would save time during the treatment procedures and reduce paper usage.

“Also we are HIPPA compliant and working to achieve other international standards in next few months,” informs Ramakrishnan.

The Chennai based company has different pricing models like pay-as-you go, monthly licensing and others depending on the size and nature of hospitals and clinics. However, customers are not required to invest in IT infrastructure and resources.

Basically, they need a broadband internet connection and small application configuration with the existing applications like billing and payment.

Today, company has many customers spanning across India that includes single doctor clinics, mid-size clinic chains with 400 centres, multi-locations based laboratory chains with 25 centres, small and mid hospitals and large health enterprises with 400-500 centres. Also have some clients in South East Asia and Middle East.

14 Feb 2016

Attune Technologies expands its senior leadership team

These two powerful apps will change the way medical professionals collaborate in the healthcare continuum and are poised to dramatically increase productivity resulting in improved patient outcomes.

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India – Business Wire India
Attune Technologies, a Singapore based healthcare technology company that delivers a pioneering integrated Cloud-based platform for healthcare delivery organizations, announced today (Date) the launch of two new powerful apps – ‘DoCom’ and ‘PathWorks’- which are poised to change the way doctors and hospital staff interact and collaborate, potentially help save lives.

A doctor’s day is busy, packed with consultations, in-patient visits during rounds, diagnostic, interventional and surgical procedures and handling numerous calls each day. However, several times, there are instances of miscommunications, incomplete information and delays in the delivery of critical information in a timely manner. Attune Technologies has revealed that the launch of these new apps is part of their continuing efforts to address this serious existing gap in communication and collaboration in the healthcare space.

Speaking on the occasion, Arvind Kumar, Founder and CEO of Attune Technologies said, “DoCoM and PathWorks are tools designed by doctors for doctors to offer seamless communication and notification that is created based around the doctor’s schedule”. He further added, “With the DoCoM app, it is now possible for hospitals to share images like X-ray, ECG, Clinical pictures (like a skin rash) and videos (like an angiogram) with a closed group of doctors. The app is designed to cater to most of the routine yet time consuming communications such as discharge, lab report, minor clinical problems and case sheet requirements to help hospital staff move faster. In case of PathWorks, it empowers the doctors to view lab report results, see previous reports and authorize on the go from their handheld device.”

Dr. Anand Gnanaraj, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer at Attune further added, “While the existing messaging platforms make collaborations easier, they are neither secure, nor designed for medical applications – which means, the doctor has to spend time typing out all the instructions clearly and later track them to see if they were followed through. This is compounded by the inability of the doctor to keep track of everyone’s phone number. The intuitive user interface ofDoCom and PathWorks apps help doctors take quick decisions and stay in touch with hospital staff 24×7 breaking geographic barriers. The other challenge with discussing patient data in a platform is maintaining the sanctity of patient confidentiality which is addressed by these apps from Attune.”

This one of a kind secure collaboration platform is expected to be adapted by hospitals, labs, and doctors across the world paving the way for a new era in communication between professionals in healthcare ecosystem resulting in better patient outcomes.

Attune Technologies has customers in over 14 countries across the globe for their HIS, LIS, Business Intelligence and Medical device integration products and solutions in the healthcare space.

About Attune:

Attune Technologies is a next-generation healthcare IT company that has pioneered Cloud based products designed to help the entire Healthcare ecosystem offer enhanced patient care. Attune’s solutions seamlessly integrate Labs, Hospitals, Pharmacies, Blood Banks, Radiology, Medical Devices (IoT), Insurance Companies, and Accounting resulting in increased revenues and operational efficiency. Attune’s solutions can be deployed across the spectrum of organizations – starting from single physician clinics to a network of healthcare providers making it the largest Cloud based healthcare IT service provider in the region.

Funded by Norwest Venture Partners and Qualcomm Ventures, Attune is head quartered in Singapore and supports over 10 million patient health record serving 200+ clients spread across 14 countries in the Indian Subcontinent, South East Asia, Middle East and Africa. The company’s platform interfaces with over 1100 devices such as lab analyzers and ICU machines to absorb labs into the health network. In interfacing with them, Attune is bringing to life the concept of ‘Internet of Things’ or a connected universe for the entire healthcare sector.

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Rajlakshmi Raghavan,
Sr. VP – Marketing,
Attune Technologies,

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12 Feb 2016

Attune reports the highest number of CPRE-FL certified professionals in India

Attune had recently announced the launch of two mobile apps, the DoCoM and PathWorks designed by doctors

Attune Technologies, a cloud-based healthcare technology company, headquartered in Singapore, has the highest number of specialists who have cleared the prestigious Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering – Foundation Level (CPRE-FL) accreditation in India.

The CPRE, a globally recognised certification provided by the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB), educates individuals in complete Requirements Management including elicitation, documentation, verification and validation throughout the product lifecycle. It empowers professionals with knowledge, tools and best practices in the Requirements Engineering domain. There are currently only 150 certified members reported since the introduction of the certification in India of which eight are from Attune, making it the organisation with the largest number of CPRE qualified specialists in the country.

Attune had recently announced the launch of two mobile apps, the DoCoM and PathWorks designed by doctors, for doctors and healthcare professionals, at Arab Health 2016 in Dubai, the largest healthcare congress in the Middle East. The apps serve as collaboration tools between doctors, pathologists and other clinical professionals.

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