With this partnership, GE Healthcare will be able to tap the flourishing healthtech start-up ecosystem in India to co-develop solutions for real-world challenges
Industry body NASSCOM, through its Center of Excellence-Internet of Things (CoE-IoT) has entered into a strategic partnership with GE Healthcare to encourage start-ups in digital healthcare.
The association is intended at promoting the start-up ecosystem in India and working with the start-ups to bring digital healthcare solutions to the market.
NASSCON CoE-IoT is the largest deep-tech innovation hub in India for start-ups that offers a platform for cooperative innovation.
With this partnership, GE Healthcare will be able to tap the flourishing healthtech start-up ecosystem in India to co-develop solutions for real-world challenges in healthcare in the fields of digital applications for early detection, productivity solutions, and connected and remote care, among others, according to a press statement.
The strategic partnership will help the two organisations to work with policymakers in the administration/government in shaping the policies around digital health.
Technology can transform healthcare
Commenting on the development, Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM, said, “The future of healthcare is shaping up in front of our eyes mainly through digital technologies, such as the Internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), VR/AR, 3D-printing, robotics or nanotechnology.”
“In medicine and healthcare, digital technology can help transform unsustainable healthcare systems into sustainable ones, equalise the relationship between medical professionals and patients, provide cheaper, faster and more effective solutions for diseases,” she added.
Dileep Mangsuli, Chief Technology Officer, GE Healthcare South Asia, said, “Digital solutions help drive access to better quality healthcare, significantly reduce cost of treatment and improve quality of health outcomes. We are committed to drive digital adoption in India, but we know that we can’t do it alone. We need an ecosystem of partners with whom we can work to supplement the work already underway at our research centers. This partnership with NASSCOM CoE-IoT will help us bring to market solutions that improve people’s lives.”