High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare Video Interview Series: Dr. Akash Rajpal and Ekohealth
Last week we spoke with Dan Munro about value in healthcare. Today brings us to Mumbai, India, to speak with Dr Akash Rajpal of Ekohealth. I have been concentrating on the US healthcare system for this series, but in looking into what Ekohealth was doing, I was intrigued. Ekohealth is an network organization that charges a yearly membership fee and accepts anyone as a member, regardless of age or health condition. Ekohealth is not an insurance company, but rather acts as an advocate for its members, offering them visible pricing for procedures and medications and negotiating on their behalf if need be. Dr Akash maintains that his mission is to let his members know exactly how much they will pay for medical procedures in his network. He will negotiate for the best value for his members and all pricing is visible.
And now, watch the video:
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Joan Justice is currently the Senior Curator for HealthWorksCollective. She holds both a nursing and a graduate business degree, and has worked in domestic and international marketing management for several major healthcare corporations. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.