Practo makes second acquisition in a month with Qikwell – hospital appointment scheduling firm. This will make Practo deliver better consumer experience in hospitals and clinics by providing smooth appointment booking, significantly reduced waiting time as well as contactless payment at the hospital. The key proprietary technologies and algorithms help synchronise patients, doctors and front office staff at the hospital to reduce the average wait time by over 3X resulting in a much better consumer experience as well as better optimisation of the hospital operations.
“This is our fourth acquisition in the last five months. We continue our mission to help simplify and digitise healthcare globally and make Practo your health app. I am very pleased to welcome Krishna, Ragavendra and the Qikwell team to Practo. With this acquisition Practo now becomes the world’s leading appointment management platform. Over the coming months, we will continue our aggressive expansion and as build the world’s leading healthcare technology platform,” Shashank ND, Founder & CEO, Practo.
Qikwell started in 2011, by Krishna Prasad Chitrapura and Raghavendra Prasad TS, today has more than 100 employees and over the last four years has grown to become one of the leaders in hospital appointment scheduling with presence across 250 Hospitals in 19 cities. It powers the patient experience across some of the marquee hospitals including Manipal, Fortis, Cloudnine, Narayana Hrudalaya and many more. It also has over 6000 top doctors across India including the top Pediatricians, Gynecologists, Neurologists and more. Qikwell will continue to be led by Krishna Prasad, Co-Founder & CEO, Qikwell and Raghavendra Prasad, Co-Founder & CPO, Qikwell.
“Qikwell is thrilled to join Practo in our quest to enable digital healthcare worldwide. We share the same passion, vision and commitment to customers in offering great products. We chose Practo over some other options because together we can offer superior, comprehensive and integrated solutions for all participants in the healthcare ecosystem across patients, doctors and healthcare providers. I look forward to working with Shashank and the Practo team in realising our shared vision of transforming healthcare globally,” said Krishna Prasad, Co-Founder & CEO, Qikwell.