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Last Updated : Sep 29, 2016 06:06 PM IST | Source: PTI

Singapore healthcare company seeks partners in India

Napier Healthcare, which markets globally specialised healthcare IT solutions engineered from its centres in Chennai and Hyderabad, is looking for partners to reach out to more hospitals in India and its rural areas, Napier chief executive officer Tirupathi Karthik said.


A Singapore-based healthcare IT services provider is planning to reach out to hospitals in India to help them modernise and electronically manage patients' health records, a senior official said.


Napier Healthcare, which markets globally specialised healthcare IT solutions engineered from its centres in Chennai and Hyderabad, is looking for partners to reach out to more hospitals in India and its rural areas, Napier chief executive officer Tirupathi Karthik said.


"India is a key market for us," said Karthik, pointing out that "India is the brain and nerve centre for producing software and technologies" that the company has put on global markets for more than a decade.

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Founded in 1995, the company built its Singapore brand 'Napier Hospital Information System' for managing hospitals.


Touching on his firm's increasing focus on the Indian market in the coming years, he said: "There are fundamentally transformative forces currently underway that will change the face of healthcare in India, and also potentially healthcare in the rest of the world.


"Napier sees itself playing a central role in carrying this reverse flow of innovation into the developed markets." The company already has specific target areas in mind for transformation through innovation, he said.


"Almost every state government is investing a lot in technology to manage electronically healthcare administration and the health records of patients," he said.


"We are now participating in tenders called by healthcare sectors at state levels," Karthik said, adding that Napier is aiming to play an integral part in the development work in the ongoing "modernisation and automation" of hospitals across the country.


At present, Napier predominantly services private hospitals in India but the potential of the Indian market is huge, added Karthik.

He stressed that Napier is also looking to improve the healthcare of the elderly, tap on the ever-expanding mobile/cell phones network to reach out to the masses, and build databases of essential health information, as well as bring together physicians/doctors and the patients. 

First Published on Sep 29, 2016 05:46 pm
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