Those were the early days at Lifetrenz. We were all very excited with our experiences and learnings in the US market. The excitement of building an Inpatient Electronic Health Records (EHR) product compliant to standards, seeing the product go through Meaningful Use (MU) certification and going live at Hospitals. It was no mean achievement for a Healthcare IT Startup based in Bangalore.
We then decided that we had to build an EHR solution that can address the needs of Healthcare providers in India. This country did not have a single standards compliant product then (not sure if there are true EHR standards compliant products available in market even today). However, we weren’t sure where to start with the Indian products. There were no official EHR standards for India then, unlike the US market. We had a number of discussions and debates, led by our CEO, Joe and Chief Medical officer Dr Pramod. After a number of brain storming sessions and pitchers of beer, we decided that the best bet is to adopt the leading standards for each of the major components of the EHR products that we were planning to build.