Akhil Systems is known to be among the oldest healthcare IT companies in India. When and how did you start, and what was your experience in the initial days?
After studying the critical requirement of integrated software in healthcare industry, we started developing a HIS software with a small team and implemented in few hospitals of south India. These hospitals gave us live experience of actual requirements and process flows followed in the healthcare industry. Following this, in the year 1994 officially we launched Akhil Systems Pvt. Ltd. with the first version of HIS being tested and implemented in many hospitals across the country.
In the initial days, people were not having complete exposure to use the fully online software and they were using different software for computerisation of different departments. Duplication of data and simultaneous maintenance of manual records were strenuous for the staff working in the hospital. No instant MIS was produced for the top management for decision making. Our software provided a solution to this industry, as to how a fully online, integrated software can be used in healthcare industry to automate operations.
No doubt we faced lot of problems to convince the hospitals for computerising their functions and implement HIS. This was primarily because of untrained staff who didn