The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has roped in mobile healthcare solution provider Lybrate to educate over 2.5 lakh doctors under its fold on how best to incorporate technology in their practice for communicating with patients and multiply their presence for reaching out to more people.
Lybrate CEO Saurabh Arora said, "As IMA's digital partner, it will be our endeavor to help bridge the skills gap in the healthcare sector with respect to technology. Doctors will be taught how to make effective use of the digital space to manage their practice better and communicate with more patients without moving from their place of practice. They will also be encouraged to help the masses by providing second opinions and sharing their experience and knowledge aimed at creating awareness about preventive side of medicine."
Under the partnership, Lybrate will provide technical excellence to IMA and coach its members, spread across 30 states and 1,700 branches. Besides educating doctors to effectively manage their practice online, Lybrate will also help make IMA technologically advanced in its functioning, aiding effective policy making and programs' implementation.
The company will also reach out to medical students to impart training relating to digitizing practice, which they could immediately implement post their studies.