Snehal Patel, CEO and co-founder of MyDoc joined us in a conversation to discuss the story of his healthcare company and the state of digital healthcare companies in Asia. We discussed the vision and mission of his company MyDoc, and how it has shifted from its initial model to the current state. Last but not least, we discussed the state of digital healthcare companies and how they are navigating the boundaries from regulatory bodies across Asia.

Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion (with time-stamps included):

  • Snehal Patel (LinkedIn), Co-founder and CEO of MyDoc [0:38]
    • How do you start your career? [1:14]
    • How did you end up starting MyDoc? [1:39]
    • In your career journey so far, what are the interesting lessons learnt? [7:10]
  • MyDoc and Digital Health in Asia [8:23]
    • What is the current mission and vision of MyDoc and what does it do as a company? [8:37]
    • How do you assemble the team to deliver the products and services of MyDoc today? [10:16]
    • What are the products and services for the customers of MyDoc? [14:21]
    • Who are the customers of MyDoc? (or How does my-doc provide cost efficient and quality healthcare with MyDoc?) [18:41]
    • Is the business model subscription based for MyDoc? [20:05]
    • What are the geographical coverage of MyDoc beyond Singapore? [21:51]
    • Who are the investors of MyDoc? [22:29]
    • The digital health industry in the US are in the early stages with ZocDoc, Oscar and many others forming. How do you define the digital health industry and how do you see this industry in the Asian market? [23:38]
    • Do you see digital healthcare in Asia works closely with the insurance market? [25:18]
    • What are the major trends of digital health industry in Asia Pacific? [30:14]
    • Does digital health companies faces major challenges from healthcare regulatory bodies? [31:11]
  • Closing [32:57]
    • Can you recommend a book or movie or podcast or anything which recently made an impact to your work and personal life? [33:08]
      • Snehal’s recommendation: Ben Horowitz’s “The Hard Thing about Hard Things”.
    • How do my audience find you? [35:16]

Podcast Information:

The show is hosted by Bernard Leong (@bernardleong & weibo) and are sponsored by Ideal Workspace (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) with their new Altizen Desk on Indiegogo (Twitter, Facebook, Medium). Also check out Ideal Workspace’s new standing desk, Altizen and sign up for their mailing list. Sound credits for the intro music: Taro Iwashiro, “The Beginning” from Red Cliff Soundtrack.