Upgrading Cybersecurity for Indian Medical Industry

PeopleActive formed an alliance with Emerge Smart Health Private Limited on 26th February 2024. PeopleActive’s Founder and Director, Mr. Kartik Donga, joined forces with Emerge Smart Health’s CEO, Mr. Dheeraj Khatore to create this strategic alliance. 

As a partner, PeopleActive provides cybersecurity consulting services for various industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, logistics, fintech, manufacturing, etc. With a wealth of experience, they help businesses safeguard every aspect of cybersecurity, from architecture and implementation to governance, risk, and compliance. Apart from cybersecurity consulting, the company also consults in AI, Data and Cloud. 

In its role as a partner, Emerge Smart Health brings extensive expertise in hospitals and healthcare management. The owner has extensive experience in the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, making him well versed in the nuances of the healthcare industry. Healthcare IT – project consulting, laboratory management, revenue cycle management – robotic automation, telehealth solutions, and more are some of the solutions the company offers.

Mr. Kartik Donga, Founder, PeoplActive believes that cybersecurity solutions for the Indian healthcare segment have a huge potential and adds, “The Indian Cybersecurity Market is projected to reach more than USD 10 billion by 2029, growing at a compound annual growth rate of more than 18% showcasing the need to protect sensitive data as the industry grows.” Further, citing the recent incidents in healthcare he states, “Despite the need, the Indian healthcare industry has not been able to avoid cyber-attacks, with names like AIIMS, Sun Pharma and ICMR potentially suffered the largest data breach in Indian history, exposing the personally identifiable information (PII) of 81 crore Indians, while AIIMS, suffered a loss of 1.3TB data containing 40 million records back in November 2022.” 

Mr. Dheeraj Khatore, CEO, Emerge Smart Health, on the digitizing front explains that “Digitizing healthcare isn’t just about efficiency; it’s about securing the future of medical data. Our approach integrates cutting-edge technology solutions, empowering healthcare providers with the confidence to embrace digital transformation while safeguarding patient privacy and confidentiality.” 

All these data highlight the need for cybersecurity solutions in the Indian healthcare context. This partnership aims to increase the rate of adoption of such practices in the industry. 

As part of the partnership, Emerge Smart Health & PeoplActive will bring top-notch cybersecurity capabilities to clients across the healthcare domain. With a strong presence in MENA and India which are emerging as major healthcare hubs, this alliance will actively offer cybersecurity training, advisory and consulting capabilities to hospitals across the MENA & INDIA region and help them improve their cybersecurity postures for their business.