Doctor directory and clinic management system Lybrate has raised $10.2 million in a series A round of funding from Tiger Global Management, Ratan Tata and existing investor Nexus Venture Partners. The company will use the funds for product development, hiring and to scale its operations to other cities. The company had previously raised $1.23 million in funding from Nexus Venture Partners in August last year. Lybrate was founded in 2013 by Saurabh Arora and Rahul Narang. The service is free for patients, who can identify doctors based on specialty and location. Search results provided to patients are sorted by the most recommended doctors. Each result displays the doctor’s specialty, address, experience, consultation fee, recommendations by verified users and a small clickable chart displaying the date and timings available for an appointment. Other than this, users can also ask a question on the platform (publicly), which is answered by the doctors. Lybrate also provides doctors with a clinic management system. The system features a calendar specifically designed for doctors, a treatment ‘diary’ to capture prescription, billing, payment and scheduling information, reminder for appointment creation, modification, cancellation, daily appointments summary and payment reminders and a dashboard with clinic performance data. The clinic management system lets doctors accept or reject appointments in real time, generate prescriptions to print them, add follow ups for patients and sends SMS/e-mail alerts when appointments are made on the website among other things. Sign up is free for all doctors which includes website listing and a ‘starter’ pack of its…
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