Medi Assist launches MediBuddy Infiniti for cashless outpatient services
Mumbai : The Medi Assist Group, a managed healthcare organization, has launched MediBuddy Infiniti, an integrated online platform for discovery, scheduling and management of curated outpatient services. Infiniti brings together the might of 10,000+ hospitals, diagnostics centres, medical clinics and authorized pharmacy partners in the Medi Assist Network to provide a one-stop online platform for personalised outpatient services.
Addressing media persons in Bangalore, Prashant Jhaveri, Chief Business Officer, Medi Assist said, “Seamless access to quality healthcare through the illness to wellness continuum at affordable prices is the need of the hour. We aim to leverage technology, partnerships and the magic of the human touch to deliver informed healthcare decisions to our members.”
Outpatient care is a recurring, and expensive, need for every family. A recent report by FICCI released in December 2015 suggests that primary healthcare accounts for over 70% of all medical spend and pegs the market at around INR 135,000 crores. The per capita spend of urban households on outpatient care is approximately INR 4,250 per person a typical urban family of four adults, therefore, spends an average of INR 17,000/- per month on doctor consults, medicines and diagnostic labs.
Speaking about the latest offering, Satish Gidugu, COO, Medi Assist, said, “What differentiates MediBuddy Infiniti in the market is our curated network of hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic centres. On Infiniti, you will find services offered by partner providers and specialist doctors that Medi Assist members have historically preferred and trusted for their medical needs. Our focus is on showcasing trusted providers rather than merely maximizing the number of listings.”
Satish further added that, “Having worked relentlessly with our partners to simplify access and delivery of inpatient care in a cashless format, it is now time to move outpatient benefits into the cashless realm in a much bigger way. While the discounts offered by our partner providers reduce cost of care, these services can become completely cashless if the OPD expenses are covered under a health insurance policy or a sponsored corporate wellness program administered by Medi Assist.”