MyHealthcare Partners with Ashoka University for Evidence Based Clinical Research
New Delhi : MyHealthcare has partnered with Ashoka University to build evidence based, clinical research across hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. With the growing need for chronic care management in India, the partnership aims to research and build clinical models that will help deliver better care outcomes.
MyHealthcare focuses on bridging the healthcare delivery gap, by creating an integrated healthcare ecosystem. The ecosystem uses effective data driven care protocols to help clinicians and doctors deliver effective treatment to their patients. Building on this foundation, MyHealthcare will work with Ashoka University to improve clinical data collection, curation, and analytics and help develop evidence based clinical decision support system across key chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes.
Speaking on the partnership, Professor L S Shashidhara, Dean of Research and Professor of Biology, Ashoka University said, “At Ashoka we are committed to education, training and research on growing lifestyle diseases and use evidence based models to create effective preventive care medicine. The outcome of our partnership with MyHealthcare will help in deepening our research and help catalyse the growth and awareness of preventive medicine.”
On signing the MoU, Shyatto Raha, Founder & CEO, MyHealthcare said, “The partnership with Ashoka University will be a defining milestone for us at MyHealthcare. We continue to believe that that future of quality healthcare delivery will be through technology enabled health. Through this partnership, we get to work with the finest scientists, clinicians, best minds in biosciences and life sciences, in building an effective framework for clinical research and health data infrastructure. The alliance will allow us to bring in our partner hospitals to generate greater access to real world studies and clinical research, to deliver evidence based care models.”
As a part of this engagement, Ashoka University will provide its expertise in data analysis, biomedical research and public health expertise in data collection and will further ensure access to scientists, academicians, data analysts, public health experts etc. for accelerating this joint research initiative. According to Dr. Anurag Agrawal, Dean of Biosciences & Health Research, Ashoka University, “This joint programme opens up the opportunity to generate real world evidence regarding medical care and conduct world class research. Such work is essential for creating more effective personalized care protocols in a diverse nation like India.”
Dr. Poorva Nandedkar, Head of Clinical Transformation at MyHealthcare added, “Our goal through this partnership will be to expand our research on patterns of certain diseases, use the evidence based treatment models and care protocols leading to ground-breaking clinical discoveries along with improving overall clinical outcomes.”
Talking about the importance of collaboration between industry, technology and academia, Prof. Subhashis Banerjee, Head of Department, Computer Science, Ashoka University said, “Such partnerships are instrumental in advancing research, creating a skilled workforce, and most importantly enabling policies for utilisation of AI for India’s development.”
The current clinical research industry lacks an organised framework and representation of reliable data sets, which leads to diagnosis errors or increases the timeline for accurate diagnosis. “MyHealthcare will assist Ashoka University by providing structured real-world data, ready for interdisciplinary clinical research studies that are relevant for the Indian population,” added Arohi Kumari, Head of Strategy at MyHealthcare.
With 78 million diabetes patients, India ranks second in the world for this growing lifestyle disease. It’s estimated that there will be 134 million people living with diabetes in India by 2045. Furthermore, World Health Organisation estimates that 70% of deaths in India will be due to chronic diseases over the next 8 years.
Studies and development of effective care models from clinical research institutions will be key in delivering a preventive treatment framework to help contain, manage and work towards slowing down the growth of chronic diseases.