MediAngels.com, the world’s first e-hospital was awarded the title – ‘Online Medical Opinion Provider of the Year – 2015’, by Frost & Sullivan, last evening. This award was presented as part of the 7th Annual India Healthcare Excellence Awards 2015 by Frost & Sullivan, keeping with its commitment to recognize innovative growth strategies and solutions adopted by the best companies in the healthcare industry in India.
The coveted Frost & Sullivan India Healthcare Excellence Awards are presented annually, to companies that demonstrate best practices in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry. The award is a boost for organizations not only because of the immense recognition it brings, but also for its high industry standing and laborious selection methodology it acclaims.
“It is indeed a very proud moment for our entire team to receive this prestigious award. This is the second award we have received for excellence in online healthcare delivery in the last two weeks, and it is overwhelming,” shares Dr. Debraj Shome, Co-founder and CEO – MediAngels.com. Dr. Debraj Shome is himself amongst the most renowned facial plastic surgeons in the world and a pioneer in designing technology related healthcare systems. MediAngels has recently, also been awarded the title ‘Emerging Online Healthcare Delivery Company of 2015’, at the 6th Annual India Leadership Conclave, in September 2015.
MediAngels.com, reputed for its work in healthcare delivery on the digital platform, connects patients or their families to a network of over 400 of the best super-specialist doctors globally, from over 93 specialties and from over 17 countries, at the click of a button. Making quality care available and accessible, MediAngels.com goes a long way in bridging the gap between qualified medical professionals and the rising demand for expert opinion across the country. Secondly, it reduces the expenditure and time lost in travel and missed appointments, making the healthcare system more effective and convenient. MediAngels provides access to all healthcare services including consultation with doctors, blood tests performed at home, and even treatment related and second opinion related services for complex diseases.
“MediAngels.com has a very unique proposition. We are a technology-enabled and patient-driven company, and strive to meet the demand for expert medical opinion, no matter where the patient and the doctor reside. With the click of a button, the patient is empowered to reach out to a panel of highly qualified and experienced doctors, not just in India, but across the world and seek their advice,” elaborates Dr. Shome.
Across industries, India seeks cost-effective solutions that can effectively be scaled to maximize reach. That is the pain-point MediAngels.com addresses. “This is a huge inflection point in India. Just like Indians jumped to the mobile, because of a lack of enough landlines, the online hospital like MediAngels.Com will revolutionize the healthcare delivery sector and make India jump from physical hospitals to online hospitals. This is the only way for all of India and the world to get affordable access to top quality healthcare – delivered through the phone, via the internet,” said Dr. Shome.
The online hospital model has been conceptualized to resolve the challenge of healthcare service in India, which is highly constrained by limitations including availability of experts in smaller towns, high costs of treatments in the cities. Evidence-based approach help reduce the risks of misdiagnosis or mistreatment saving unnecessary surgeries and procedures; in several cases saving lives. Advocating the rights of a patient to seek a second opinion from a trusted physician, MediAngels.com brings on board qualified and committed experts.
The awards program follows a rigorous methodology to recognize superior planning and execution of product launches, strategic alliances, distribution strategies, technology innovations, customer service and healthcare delivery. A host of other crucial factors such as leadership, strategy, growth, service, innovation, integration, marketing, financial performance, and development are also considered as part of the award methodology.
Award categories span across various healthcare segments such as Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Medical Technologies, Healthcare Delivery Services and other Special Awards.
MediAngels.com is the world’s first online hospital. With a network of over 350 medical experts handpicked from across the world, MediAngels.com delivers quality healthcare and second opinion at the click of a button. The platform offers patients access to qualified, trustworthy super-specialists for any ailment, anytime of the day in the comfort of home, securely. MediAngels.com constantly enriches patient’s experience as a healthcare consumer by adopting new and innovative technologies.
Photo Caption: MediAngels team led by our CEO & top Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Debraj Shome, receiving the award from Frost & Sullivan.