AcneDr HealthTech - A Comprehensive mHealth Platform for Acne Management

CIO Vendor Access to quality healthcare is a major concern in India today, particularly in tier II, tier III cities and rural areas, which are compounded by insufficient resources and challenges concerning patient monitoring and tracking, government’s healthcare spending, unaffordability of healthcare systems and the absence of screening centers for terminal disease and detection. However, some of these concerns have been alleviated by the use of mobile devices in healthcare practices which have brought in the capabilities to lower the failure-to-respond rates, increase information access and communication and enhance the overall productivity. Among these innovations, mHealth technology, with its ability to provide access to instant consultations with top certified medical practitioners and make quality healthcare more affordable, has proved to be a game changer for the Indian healthcare system. Leveraging the power of this technology, Mumbai headquartered AcneDr. Healthtech Pvt. Ltd. brings it's very own mHealth platform that has been designed exclusively for acne management. Ashish Maurya, Shailesh Javkar & Mohit Kochar are the co-founders of AcneDr.

“Created with the sole objective of erasing acne, AcneDr. has been serving as a digital platform that is focused extensively on acne management and making dermatologists accessible to youth across the country”, says Ashish. In a quest to make acne management easier, accessible and more affordable, AcneDr. is currently the first and only dermatologist consultation app in India that equips its users with a team of dermatologists with in-depth expertise in managing acne with customized treatment. “Embarrassment, stigma, and misconceptions associated with acne are seen to be the likely causes that prevent people from seeking medical help. Striving to eliminate these concerns, AcneDr. has been designed to create awareness on the impact of acne on day-to-day life and educate people to seek professional guidance,” reveals Shailesh.
As a one-stop solution platform for acne management, AcneDr. transcends geographical barriers to facilitate patients in remote parts of the country with access to experienced dermatologists in a timely manner. With a convenient model where consultation is provided through chat by assessing shared patient images, AcneDr. serves as a secure platform where chats and images are protected and patients are ensured with the utmost privacy and confidentiality. These images are then closely examined by the dermatologist, following which, a customized treatment is prescribed to the patient. In addition to acne management, the dermatologists at AcneDr. also counsel their patients on lifestyle management as a major part of their treatment. Moreover, the patients are also provided with the opportunity to consult and converse with dermatologists through the app for 48 hours, to have their various queries resolved. “The main objective of mHealth technology is to make healthcare more widely accessible and convenient for all. AcneDr. makes this possible, where smooth consultation can be availed from anywhere and at anytime,” adds Mohit.

Created with the sole objective of erasing acne, AcneDr. has been serving as a digital platform that is focused extensively on acne management and making dermatologists accessible to youth across the country

Being the first of its kind in the country, AcneDr. has already carved a niche for itself in the mHealth segment. Leveraging this position, the company is committed to bring about an awareness and difference for people afflicted with acne, thus helping people regain their confidence and smile again. On the technology front, AcneDr. aims to optimize the mHealth space with innovative offerings and equip its users with the best possible user experience, in the years to come.