During the undergrad program at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Hamza Iqbal suffered from a back injury while playing football which exposed him to the healthcare sector of Pakistan. The troubles in finding a doctor, the difficulties patients face in waiting times before appointments, and the back-end forth movement between healthcare providers because of manual workflows triggered Hamza to start Healthwire.
Healthwire was started with a clear vision to use technology to improve healthcare outcomes. Healthwire focused on solving fundamental problems by giving software to doctors, hospitals, labs, and pharmacies on a subscription. A localized product that too on a subscription helped drive adoption and within a couple of years from launch, it became the largest healthcare software, provider. Healthwire has to date deployed its software in 200+ clinics, 150+ hospitals, 150+ labs, and 500+ pharmacies across 60 cities of Pakistan.
With this strong penetration in healthcare setups, Healthwire for a year has started giving access to patients for the health records created on its software. Patients can access all of their health data digitally and book follow-up appointments with doctors as well. Healthwire using its strong penetration of healthcare ecosystem intends to become a healthcare super app and connect patients with doctors, pharmacies and laboratories through a single app.
Healthwire has cumulatively raised $4 million. Its most recent raise was a $3.3 million round announced on 31st December 2021 with participation from local powerhouses like Habib Bank Limited, Dilsons Private Limited, Pakistan-focused venture capital firm 47 Ventures Investments, and notable angel investors from Silicon Valley.