Practo Acquires Insta Health for $12 Million

Bengaluru-based healthcare platform Practo announced on Monday that it has acquired Insta Health Solutions, a provider of cloud-based hospital information management solutions that powers over 500 hospitals across 15 countries, including India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Practo acquired Insta Health for $12 million, or approximately Rs. 80 crores.

According to Practo’s announcement, Insta Health will continue to operate as a separate division, run by Ramesh Emani, the founder and CEO of the company. Practo has so far been divided into two parts: the Practo app, which functions like a Zomato for doctors; and Practo Ray, a practice management software tool that is sold to doctors, who can use it to manage appointment bookings, billing, and more. Ray is targeted towards individual doctors, and with the Insta Health acquisition, the company will now also have a strong presence in clinics and hospitals.

Insta Health is used by clinics, hospitals, and diagnostic labs for automating their clinical, operational, and financial processes such as scheduling, registration, out-patient and in- patient management; billing, electronic medical records (EMR), ward and bed management; diagnostics, advanced insurance, and lab equipment integration; operation theatre, pharmacy and inventory management; as well as speciality modules like dental, dialysis, IVF, Paediatrics, and other specialities.

“This is the third of several acquisitions we’ve been evaluating as we continue our mission to help simplify and digitise healthcare around the world and make Practo your health app,” says Shashank ND, Founder and CEO, Practo.

In June, Practo acquired outsourcing firm Genii, and in April, it acquired digital fitness solutions firm Fitho. Practo had not revealed the size or structure of either of these deals, but in August, it had raised $90 million (approximately Rs. 574 crores) in a series C funding round led by Tencent .

Practo had raised $30 million (roughly Rs. 191 crores) in its Series B funding round led by Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners earlier this year bringing Practo’s total funds raised to $125 million (roughly Rs. 797 crores). The firm plans covers 35 cities in India and plans to expand to 10 countries across Southeast Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Practo said that it has a database of 200,000 healthcare practitioners, and logs over 10 million searches every month, and a growth rate of 6x in the last six months.

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