LAHORE, PAKISTAN, December 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Healthwire, a health technology start-up and operator of one of the largest horizontally integrated ecosystems of health service providers in Pakistan, has closed funding of $ 3.3 million. The round attracted participation from 47 Ventures, Habib Bank Limited, Dilsons Private Limited and angel investors from Silicon Valley.
Healthwire was founded by Hamza Iqbal, a graduate of LUMS, with a vision to make access to quality health care accessible and affordable for every citizen of Pakistan. Since its inception, Healthwire has focused particularly on digitizing the operations of physicians, clinics, hospitals, laboratories and pharmacies and now has the largest and most integrated platform of thousands of healthcare providers. health in more than 60 cities of Pakistan.
In a statement, Healthwire Co-Founder and CTO Muhammad Nabeel said, “The patient-physician interaction is the focal point of the entire healthcare ecosystem. By having this interaction on our health technology platform, we can ensure that quality health care is accessible to patients in the most remote areas of the country. The economies of scale of the technology platform allow us to ensure that this access is affordable and inclusive.
Khurram Zafar, Managing Director of 47 Ventures, and initial investor in Healthwire said: “We are delighted to double as one of the stars in our portfolio. testifies to the strength and resilience of the team. It is destined to become the leader in healthcare technology in Pakistan. ”
Sagheer Mufti, COO at HBL, commenting on the occasion said: “HBL is delighted to invest in Healthwire as it is an integrated digital platform for healthcare. This will ease the customer journey and improve the quality of healthcare, especially for multiple healthcare providers. By providing integrated banking services, providers such as hospitals, clinics, laboratories, health insurance funds and pharmacies will be able to serve patients more efficiently. The partnership between HBL and Healthwire aims to expand access to convenient and quality healthcare in Pakistan. With the Healthwire investment. and collaboration, digital financial inclusion will be broadened, reaffirming HBL’s commitment to be a technology company with a banking license.
Healthwire, building on its strong presence in the ecosystem of health service providers, has now deployed a web and mobile application allowing patients to connect with these service providers. The platform already connects more than 10,000 patients with doctors every day. The startup intends to use the funding to further fuel its growth and become Pakistan’s healthcare super app.
Hassan Sheikh, Director of Dilsons Private Limited, commented on his investment in Healthwire: “Dilsons’ strategy of investing in digital healthcare matches well with integrated solutions provider Healthwire. This gives us the opportunity to be part of the digital health ecosystem that will shape the future of health technology. This partnership will enable us to be part of Pakistan’s leading digital healthcare platform for disease management with strong capabilities and ultimately leading to better health outcomes for patients. “
Healthwire’s mission is to use technology to improve healthcare outcomes by bringing together all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem on one platform.
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