Practo elevates Amit Kumar Verma as Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Practo elevates Amit Kumar Verma as Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

With over 20+ years of experience Amit will be leading the tech division at Practo.
Practo, India’s leading integrated healthcare company, announced the elevation of its head of engineering, Amit Kumar Verma as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Amit Kumar Verma has been leading the technology and engineering team across Practo’s business and has been playing an integral role in building Practo’s technology prowess. With this elevation, Amit will be working closely with Abhinav Lal, Co-founder, to scale current systems further and develop newer technology products that will help improve the delivery of quality healthcare.
 
In his new role, Amit will also be responsible for expanding the overall tech team & development of the company. Amit brings more than two decades of experience in the field of product engineering and has built software systems in the enterprise(B2B) and consumer-facing(B2C) domains. He has a proven track record as an industry leader in setting-up teams for multiple businesses and driving them to build scalable software platforms. Before joining Practo, he has worked with renowned consumer technology brands such as Bigbasket, Ola, Oracle, Yahoo and Microsoft.
 
Commenting on the elevation, Abhinav Lal – Co-Founder, Practo, said “Amit’s elevation to CTO in such a short span is a testimony to Practo’s #dogreat culture – one that promotes entrepreneurship, innovation, and experimentation. Amit brings both a proven track of product engineering and years of management experience. He has not only forged a strong relationship with the core tech team but is also a visionary with bold ambitions that unite well with Practo’s ‘delivery-oriented’ journey. I am thrilled to see how this partnership shapes up and wish him all the best in his new role.”
 
Ecstatic on the elevation, Amit Kumar Verma, CTO, Practo said, “There’s never a dull moment in Practo. From the very talented medical, product, engineering, and other management teams to a stable leadership team, Practo has everything it takes to make it big in a sector that requires determination, grit, and innovation to survive and thrive. It’s journey has been awe-inspiring so far, and I’m thrilled to be at the helm of the technology division as we pave our way into healthcare delivery and help people live healthier and longer lives.”
 
With increased focus on healthcare and initiatives like UHI and ABDM, to name a few, the country is at the cusp of a digital healthcare revolution. Amit’s elevation comes timely as the company scales up its operations to support the government in this mission and make quality healthcare accessible to its billion+ population.
 
About Practo:
Practo is on a mission to make quality healthcare affordable and accessible for over a billion+ Indians. It is India’s leading integrated healthcare company that connects the entire health ecosystem – including patients, doctors, surgeons, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and diagnostics – to generate exceptional value and service for all, especially the end consumers. It integrates different parts of the patient’s healthcare journey so they can have a seamless experience.Right from primary healthcare viz. finding and booking an appointment with verified doctors, consulting doctors online with ETA as low as 60 seconds, getting medicines delivered and lab tests conducted at home, providing health plans to corporates, to secondary healthcare procedures across 20+ specialties. Practo also makes software products that help healthcare providers – ranging from small clinics to large hospitals – digitise and deliver more efficient and higher quality healthcare to millions of patients around the world.
As technology becomes an integral part of healthcare, Practo has also become an essential enabler in helping doctors understand the nuances of managing and securely storing all health data. Practo encrypts all data with 256-bit encryption, uses HIPAA-compliant data centres, and is one of the few healthcare companies to be ISO 27001 certified. Practo is present in 22 countries, helping over 30 crore patients, by connecting them with 1 lakh + verified doctor partners.

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