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19 Oct 2015
Attune Founder

A connected ecosystem is the need of the hour

Attune Technologies which has developed a cloud-based healthcare platform that interfaces with over 800 medical devices is now raising its second round of funds to the tune of US$15 million for global expansion. The first round funding of US$6 million was mainly used to strengthen the technology platform and building the brand. In an interaction, Arvind kumar Alagarswamy, founding member & CEO, Attune Technology with Ekta Srivastava,, elaborates more on cloud based healthcare platform.

1, In your opinion, what role do emerging technologies like Big data play in the current technology adoption for healthcare vertical?

Health care IT enables generation of lots of electronic data; all data combined gives a very insightful real time information on what type and where healthcare need is arising and also helps in preventing epidemics by timely information. The data can also be used for clinical decision support system and preventive healthcare.

2, The public sector is still lagging in terms of technology adoption in India, more so for an essential sector like healthcare and LIS. What do you think should be done to encourage the use of technology in providing better services to low cost healthcare needs?

Around the world, every health care system is struggling with rising costs and uneven quality despite the hard work of well-intentioned, well-trained clinicians. Health care leaders and policy makers have tried countless incremental fixes—attacking fraud, reducing errors, enforcing practice guidelines, making patients better “consumers,” implementing electronic medical records but none have had much impact. In order to provide better services, we as a company aim to provide mutli-tenant architecture, no hardware installation, monthly rental package, training provided and easy to use technology.

3, While Big data is on the forefront of enterprise, do you think that healthcare and LIS can also benefit from it? What is public policy doing to leverage this technology?

We are engaged in project for a major yet rural district in India, managing its entire government healthcare setup. All the PHC’s and CHC’s are connected using Attune’s cloud based HIS. The data generated forms the backbone of effective analysis of the health condition of the entire district and can pinpoint exactly where help needs to be provided. It has been useful in reducing the wide spread of epidemic. The ease of use and simplicity make it easy to adopt and the functionalities and analytical abilities available at a click really offloads the work load of district healthcare professionals. It helps them identify out break of disease/ epidemic using the data that is generated(Almost real time possible)also identify village / areas that need medical support and area specific disease causes are identified.

4, It is one thing to have objectives on a manifesto, another to actually convert them into goals and work towards it. Do you think the government is doing enough to provide better healthcare services to the average Indian?

Govt taking steps in the right direction . the Jan insurance scheme will certainly help in this. Govt is also now actively looking to accept and implement cloud based solution such as ours.This will prove to be beneficial for the entire country especially the remote and rural areas. You will the change and effectiveness of such adoption in the upcoming smart cities pretty soon.

5, Make In India is the new rage. How can healthcare and LIS sector benefit from it?

Medical device manufacturing in india will help in India specific innovations to be adopted. It will also help Indian healthcare software makers to get involved in the design and development phases of such machines to make the integration process much smoother and hopefully on the lines of a plug and play model.

6, How can a PPP be a better alternative to fully owned governmental healthcare schemes? Do you see the PPP initiatives as more efficient at delivery of services?

Definitely an all indian initiative is needed and is not possible without the help and partnership of the govt. They need to incentivise the sector by friendly policies, ease of doing business, and modernizing the infrastructure across the country. A connected ecosystem is the need of the hour which is not possible without the govt’s support. Smart cities concept is entirely based on this (PPP) model and you can see the enthusiasm in India as well as abroad for this initiative. Govt needs to take the industry into confidence and formulate policies and models with a common vision for better and affordable healthcare for every Indian citizen.

7, Telemedicine and wearable devices are the way forward, globally. How do you think India fares there, and what do you think should be done to meet global standards of adaptation?

Telemedicine & wearable device industry is at a nascent stage but staged to grow rapidly in terms of adoption in India. Rural population & doctor to patient ratio will be the main drivers. Better policies and skilled healthcare workers and nurses is the need of the hour. Effective rural healthcare depends on skilled healthcare professionals who can operate and work with such technologies.

26 Jun 2015

Attune Technologies expands its presence to African market

Signs agreement with NSK Hospitals, Tanzania to provide a cloud-based healthcare IT product

Attune Technologies has expanded its footprint to African market. The company has entered into an agreement with NSK Hospitals, part of NSK OIL & GAS in Tanzania to provide a next generation healthcare IT product.

Attune’s cloud based product will help NSKHL to expand the healthcare operation across the African market in a cost effective manner. With presence over 13 countries, Attune, with this client acquisition in Tanzania expects to expand its footprint in the larger African market.

Over the past few years, Attune Technologies has developed a software that can talk with disparate medical equipment in diagnostic laboratories and hospitals across geographies. With plans to seed its software into primary healthcare centers and hospitals across tier-2 and tier-3 cities, Attune plans to establish the most comprehensive health network in India and take its innovation overseas.

Speaking on this, Arvind Kumar, Founder & CEO, Attune Technologies said, “We are delighted to have been chosen as a strategic partner by Tanzania’s upcoming healthcare provider, NSKHL in their transformational journey. Attune will leverage its strong understanding of the technology-led-healthcare business to enable NSKHL deliver seamless and effective healthcare programmes to its patients. This is also a testimony to our commitment to developing innovative solutions and technologies that will make healthcare more efficient and affordable around the world.”

Navin Aggarwal, Director, NSK Hospitals, said, We are extremely pleased to have partnered with Attune in our endeavour to revolutionise healthcare and provide high quality treatment and care to our patients. Attune, with its vast expertise and experience in building global healthcare technology will provide NSKHL with products that will help develop a more cohesive and comprehensive healthcare network for patients in Tanzania.”

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25 Feb 2015

This software helps medical devices talk to each other

Over the past few years, Attune Technologies has developed a software that can talk with disparate medical equipment in diagnostic laboratories, something that no other startup in India’s healthcare sector has done so far.

With plans to seed its software into primary healthcare centres and hospitals across tier-2 and tier-3 cities, the Chennai-based company plans to establish the most comprehensive health network in the country .

“We have built a virtual diagnostic network of labs to put pieces together,“ said Arvindkumar Alagarswamy, the 36-year-old CEO who founded the company seven years ago.

The company’s platform interfaces with over 800 devices such as lab analysers and ICU machines to absorb labs into the health network. Although all devices are wired and powered by electricity , it was a challenge to make these disparate devices talk to one another. In interfacing with them, Attune is bringing to life the concept of Internet of Things or a connected universe for the entire healthcare sector.

About 60% of India’s organised labs industry -which is controlled by Metropolis, Medall and Thyrocare — uses Attune’s platform. The company has 100 hospitals among its clients and it has amassed data of nine million patient records. With plans to connect 10,000 different devices in the next 18 months, Attune plans to harness the firsthand clinical data it gathers to predict the onset of epidemics and allergic tendencies to a particular drug in a specific location, among others.

For instance, the company found that diabetic patients younger than the age of 20 have a higher incidence of kidney and liver issues than those over 20, which is “a worrying trend”, said Alagarswamy. Globally, Attune’s area of work overlaps with at least two US-based publicly listed companies, Athenahealth and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, which automate hospital workflow to manage billing and bottom lines better.

28 Nov 2014

Attune Technologies, a cloud based healthcare IT company, bags the deal of Vasan Eye Care, Dubai

Enhancing its footprint in the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Attune Technologies Pte Ltd won a deal of Vasan Eye Care , Dubai to provide its software product for integrating its eye care network in this region w.e.f November 1st 2014. Attune Technologies provides next generation software for healthcare IT requirements of hospitals, and clinics in India and overseas.

Attune’s cloud based hospital information system will aid Vasan Eye Care network in the middle east with improved workflow automation; easier insurance claim processing, user friendly access to MIS, thereby enabling them to expand quickly by monitoring the geographically dispersed centres and standardizing the operations of each centre with ease and to have a consolidated picture by rolling up all the centres.

“Attune has demonstrated core expertise in bringing about significant transformations in the healthcare clients with its next generation technology and with its association, we aim to be a hallmark of operational excellence“. Mr. Vinodh Rajendran, Vice President International Projects, Vasan Eye Care commented.

Speaking of this association, Arvind Kumar, CEO of Attune Technologies said, “We are pleased to join hands with Vasan Eye Care in making this deal a showcase of implementation in the middle east market“.

About Vasan Eye Care

Vasan Eye Care is the first corporate chain of eye hospitals in India and one of the largest eye care service providers in the world. The hospital features the most modern technologies for eye care, maintaining international standards of quality with a philosophy of personalised care at affordable cost. For more information visit

About Attune Technologies

Attune Technologies is a pioneering healthcare IT product company that delivers a truly integrated cloud based system for healthcare delivery organizations. Its technology platform can serve a single GP clinic up to a national HIS/EMR network. Attune is constantly innovating new solutions for the entire healthcare value chain. For further information visit

20 Nov 2014

Attune Technologies to participate in the HIM conference in Mumbai

Attune Technologies will be participating in the three-day Hospital and Infrastructure Management (HIM) Exhibition and Conference due to take place between 12-14th December, 2014. The mega event is expected to be an answer to India’s growing expenditure on hospital expenditure, which is half of the total healthcare spending in 2014, according to the latest report. Pharmaceuticals (25%), Insurance & Medical equipment (15%) and other (10%) expenditures form the rest of the components of the total spending on healthcare.

This year, the exhibition is set to be bigger than ever before with more than 100 exhibitors and an estimated 4,000 trade visitors. The HIM Conference is seen as a huge opportunity for businesses connected with healthcare infrastructure such as healthcare IT, furniture and interiors, security systems, landscape and building materials, radiology and equipment, patient technologies, entertainment, safety and sterilization, and waste management. This is because it gives them unprecedented access to a broad spectrum of high profile and influential C-level executives involved in the future development of regional healthcare systems and infrastructure, including ministry and senior government officials, key decision makers and influencers.

According to a report, it is estimated that an additional 450,000 hospital beds will be required in the coming years to meet demands – an investment estimated at $27.5 billion for which the government is expected to contribute 15-20% leaving enormous opportunities for private players to fill the gap.

The exhibition and conference will happen with the motive to create business opportunities to cater to such a rising demand. It will also serve as a platform to discuss current and future trends within the healthcare infrastructure sector.

Attune Technologies is a healthcare IT firm dedicated to improve and simplify hospital workflows and reduce Turn Around Times by providing cost-effective technology solutions for hospitals, clinics and laboratories. With over five years of experience with more than 70 clients in about 10 countries, the organization has become a symbol of innovative technological infrastructure in the healthcare industry. Such a large client base is attributable to its dedicated and progressive employee base. The team from Attune Technologies will be exhibiting its flagship products- Attune HealthKernel, ClinicKernel and LabKernel at stall C8 in the HIM Conference and Exhibition at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai from 12-14th December, 2014.

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