Eka Care, a healthcare technology company for managing health profiles raises $15 million in Series A led by Hummingbird Ventures with participation from 3one4Capital, Mirae Assets, Verlinvest, Aditya Birla Ventures, Binny Bansal, Rohit MA and other investors.
The company plans to use the recently raised capital for product development, hiring, educating consumers on the benefits of maintaining a health profile and helping doctors move to digital practice.
“Our vision is to build a technology backbone to create and manage a health profile for every Indian. The trust of marquee investors in our vision has elevated our confidence. We are super excited to continue reforming the way healthcare is delivered in India by building tools for healthcare providers and users,” said Vikalp Sahni, Founder & CEO, Eka Care.
Eka Care was founded by Vikalp Sahni and Deepak Tuli in December 2020. Abhishek Begerhotta joined them as an advisor later. Eka Care is helping Indians build their health profile for better health outcomes and savings in healthcare spending. For doctors, Eka Care has built an advanced digital clinic management tool. Within the first year of launch, Eka Care became the largest repository of health records and vitals in India, with over 3 crore health records, 16 lakh ABHAs, and over 5000 doctors using its advanced EMR solutions.
Users can create their health profiles by storing medical records such as prescriptions, lab & scan reports, vaccination & development milestones for children, heart rate trends, blood sugar information & much more on the Eka Care app. All the records get linked with their ABHA account.
For doctors, Eka Care offers a full stack clinic management platform which helps them to improve their online presence, create a digital diary, write digital prescriptions & communicate with their patients digitally. It allows doctors to save time and earn more from their practice. Eka Doc app is available on Android and iOS & one can download it from www.eka.care or play store or app store.
“Our clinic management tool is compliant with both NMC and NDHM guidelines, it helps reduce time in writing prescriptions, compliance, improving the online presence and overall income of the doctors. Our doctors are leading the digitization wave in the country, and I invite every doctor in the country to join this mission,” said Deepak Tuli, Co-founder & COO, Eka Care.
Eka Care is the first private platform approved by Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) to facilitate the creation of the ABHA card. It is an ABDM-approved PHR app where users can receive their digital medical records from ABDM-affiliated health service providers.
“The first act in building a Digital India was driven by the creation of a universal system for digital identity and a scalable payment layer, which is now well-known globally as UPI. The overall objective was to democratize digital and financial services for every Indian with an internet connection. The next act is to proliferate the use of digital health services in India with the government’s UHI initiative. Our deep conviction in Eka Care is driven by the growing need for a horizontal platform built on the back of UHI, the product interoperability, and the strength of the founders having previously scaled businesses across India. We are privileged to be a part of the journey, and look forward to witnessing Eka becoming the health profile for every Indian”, said Akshay Mehra, India Lead, Hummingbird Ventures.
“Eka Care’s proprietary tech stack, which has its own medical knowledge graph, will enable patients to create digital health records from any physical or online source and enable them to access an array of digital health services leveraging the Unified Health Interface under ABDM. In Vikalp and Deepak, we are backing an exceptional team that has experience and expertise of building and scaling digital platforms,” said Ashish Dave, CEO, Mirae Asset Venture Investments (India).
“I believe that India is at the cusp of a health care revolution. With its innovative and integrated platform, a great team, and forward-looking vision, Eka Care is in a strong position to create a big impact. I am thrilled to partner with Eka Care in its growth,” said Binny Bansal, Co-Founder, Flipkart