Origo Health, a digital healthcare provider based in Ghana has launched a premium health care service to transform how patients and health care providers connect to deliver the best healthcare outcomes.
According to the leadership ranks among healthcare providers, Origo Health solves the most critical health issues and care delivery problems through mobile phones at an affordable cost across all population segments. Origo Health brings affordable and accessible healthcare to Ghanaians through collaborative messaging and virtual access to health care providers.
According to Origo Health, “There is a plan for everyone. We leverage advanced technology to deliver relevant health information in real-time to remove the time and costs for travelling to health centres and locations. Our network of providers can be seen or spoken with on demand and when necessary, subscribers can be seen in person at participating healthcare facilities. Our solution delivers superior health care outcomes and experiences for subscribers at reduced costs compared to insurance or cash payments for services. Origo’s customers do not have to pay for doctor’s visits when they subscribe to the paid plans. The Opportunity and the ability to connect people through mobile devices to healthcare providers in real-time for instant information, consultation, solutions and care presents a rare opportunity to deliver real results through monthly subscription plans at the price of a meal”.
He added that due to the lack of easy access to healthcare facilities and a crippling provider/patient ratio of over 1/10,000, there is a significant coverage gap to be met. The Origo Health solution is a cloud-based exchange that brings patients, providers and healthcare services together through a mobile app, text messaging, video chat and in-person experiences that deliver education, information, consultation and other valuable services.
“We leverage expertise, curated information, a secure information vault and AI/ML to keep costs low while delivering care rapidly, securely and efficiently through the platform. Patients are matched with providers automatically and answers to questions are provided 24×7. We deliver our service through paid subscriptions (monthly, annual), and provide healthcare delivery in 3 service tiers: Annual, Monthly or Pay as you Go. We collect payments through mobile money and credit cards. We pay the healthcare provider for consultations, so our subscribers don’t have to worry about healthcare bills. Here are a few examples of how Origo Health saves time, money and prevents the spread of COVID-19.
A store owner has a lot of pain but cannot leave the store to go to the doctor or pharmacy because of lack of time and money. They call Origo Health and within 30 minutes, they get connected to see a doctor on their phone and receive a prescription at the store. No payment is required because they are on the monthly plan. We streamline the delivery of healthcare by harnessing, managing, and connecting patients, information, and doctors to improve health and well-being, reduce delivery costs, and positively impact the lives of our customers.”
Sharing an experience, he shares, “A post-surgery patient was in lots of pain because the surgery was not done well and needed to be fixed. The patient tried several herbal remedies, but the pain kept getting worse. They called Origo Health, and our nurses recommended ice treatment and setup up an appointment with a Doctor who recommended a follow-up surgery. The patient is no longer in pain, no payment was required, and the patient saves lots of travel time back and forth and appointment costs”.
The Origo Health app is available on android and IOS. You can use the app to book online appointments and visits for situations that do not require in-person visits. Patients are encouraged to sign up for an Origo Health plan to save money and to keep in person clinic visits and traffic down.