Bangalore: HealthCube, a point-of-care technology-enabled diagnostics service provider, has partnered with Samsung to enable blood tests for school students under the government’s Anaemia Mukt Bharat initiative. Samsung is the mobility technology partner for HealthCube with its palm-sized solution – Galaxy Tab A. This is in line with the government’s efforts towards powering digital India and access to e-healthcare.
According to the National Family Health Survey (NHFS) 2019/20, half of the children were found to be anaemic in 15 of the 22 states surveyed. There is thus a need to diagnose children with this condition so that treatment can be provided in a timely manner.
HealthCube works towards making diagnosis simple and hassle-free in rural areas. They needed technology that could aid them in collecting a large amount of data from the field which could be stored with acute security. With the Galaxy Tab A, HealthCube is able to collect a large amount of data from the field which can be retrieved locally. The multi-functional tab has made the process of data collection and recording instant and its big screen helps the on-field record data from the screening easily. Unique patient records can be created instantly, using the tablet’s high-res camera.
Speaking about this, Dr Ramanan Laxminarayan, Founder, HealthCube, said, “HealthCube is used to screen school children for their haemoglobin levels. We store data on HealthCube’s EzDx app installed on Galaxy Tab A. The tablet comes with a bigger display that makes filling and signing e-registration forms easier. The operator in the field can take a photograph and upload it online, in the blink of an eye. Even the battery on it is accountable and can pull off an entire day without the need for a recharge which makes working in remote areas quite amicable. It is fast, reliable and secure.”
Adding further, Akash Saxenaa, Senior Director, Enterprise Sales, Samsung India, said, “Samsung collaborated with HealthCube to provide time-saving and cost-effective real-time diagnosis to rural patients. Enabled by Galaxy Tab A, healthcare workers with access to HealthCube’s EzDx app could manage patient data in a quick, easy and secure manner. Samsung is proud to have been the technological partner for HealthCube’s noble initiative.”
Aided by Samsung’s technology, HealthCube is able to store and upload the unique records of the patient on the cloud which can then be immediately shared with/by the healthcare workers. The GPS feature on the Tab helps in tracking the location of operators and beneficiaries in real time ensuring their safety.
India provides a huge market potential for point-of-care diagnostics to progress and fulfil the healthcare demand of the large population. By providing rapid and accurate results HealthCube is enabling positive patient-centric interventions to protect health, save time, and reduce the cost of healthcare.
HealthCube, a point-of-care technology-enabled diagnostics service provider. It is a startup that was founded by Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan in 2015 with the vision to transform healthcare delivery and make diagnosis simple and hassle-free as, despite advancements in medicine and diagnostic technology, there is a lack of quality tools to aid diagnosis in many clinical settings. It is an ISO 13485 certified company that has received certification from Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO). Its primary product is a medically balanced, technologically sophisticated, handy, portable diagnosis system, similar to a set- top box, that can be used easily anywhere by anyone with minimal training. It provides accurate results for reliable patient screening. HealthCube provides results in 1 to 15 minutes for 30+ tests across various parameters like vitals, biochemistry, infectious diseases, and cardiac markers, etc. The device can be used in the absence of electricity or internet, so is ideally suited to remote, far-flung locations which lack access to doctors and diagnostic labs.