On this particular episode of My Life in Tech, we communicate with Dr. Simpa Dania whose startup, Healthstack, helps healthcare suppliers throughout Africa digitise healthcare operations to be able to enhance operations and save extra lives.
What are the challenges of operating a healthtech in Nigeria?
Endurance! Well being is usually a gradual adopter of latest methods, so that you require plenty of persistence to thrive. You possibly can look over the fence and see what is occurring with fintech, and surprise what the issue is with well being. Why am I not raking in as a lot cash, and many others? Healthcare and healthtech, specifically, require persistence in every thing—product growth, elevating cash, constructing a group, and many others.
What are some issues you realize now about operating a healthtech that you simply want you knew earlier than you began Healthstack Options?
Construct for the market not what you assume the market wants. Perceive the issue of every stakeholder and clear up for the issue, not the characteristic you’re dreaming about. Simply be customer-focused.
Founders discuss how laborious it’s to get expertise. Has this been a problem for you?
No, it has not been laborious.
What ought to we count on from Healthstack Options within the subsequent 5 years?
Essentially the most extensively used digital healthcare platform on the continent. Your supplier and payer might be managing your well being utilizing Healthstack and maybe the healthcare regulator as effectively, and wherever you’re, the state ministry of well being could be monitoring population-level healthcare indices in real-time with Healthstack. You simply may be paying on your healthcare wants and companies through Healthstack. Healthstack might be serving to international locations struggle rising epidemics and pandemics and limiting the impression they could have on the inhabitants.
Merely put, Healthstack might be saving lives!
How far do you assume e-health and telemedicine can go to unravel Nigeria’s well being issues?
It should go an extended option to clear up Nigeria’s healthcare challenges if designed, developed, deployed, distributed and delivered the fitting means with the shopper on the centre. However greater than the instruments, I maintain that knowledge from digital well being expertise would be the saviour of our healthcare. The following technology of medical breakthroughs might be constructed by synthetic intelligence utilizing knowledge. In essence that’s what Healthstack is searching for to catalyse.
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