Bengaluru-based healthcare provider, Even, has set up a medical board consisting of healthcare professionals to oversee its clinical protocols in a bid to make primary care as good and efficient as in high-income countries.
Even has inducted Dr Martin Gilbert, senior advisor to the global healthcare practice at The Boston Consulting Group in California, Dr Abha Agarwal, chief medical officer at Humboldt Park Health in Chicago, Dr Archit C Bhatt, managing director (MD) at Providence Stroke Centre in Portland, Col Binu Sharma, senior director at Max Healthcare Institute Ltd in Delhi, Dr. Balu Gadhe, MD - Internal Medicine, University of Southern California and Dr Umesh M. Sharma, MD at the Mayo Clinic in New York to its diverse medical board.
The board will take stock of the clinical practices around the world and help Even doctors design care guidelines for members that result in marked positive patient outcomes.
With this, Even aims to design a blueprint for evidence-based care in India.
This board will oversee these practices alongside Even doctors and evolve its care programmes to the highest standards.
Collectively, the qualified team of medical professionals has extensive expertise in healthcare, including neurology, physiology, internal medicine, nursing, healthcare management, consulting and health information technology.
“Healthcare costs and mortality rates rise when primary care is inadequate or ignored. Our board helps us in building a trustworthy healthcare delivery model in India without putting a disproportionate financial burden on people,” said Mayank Banerjee, chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder, Even.
Founded in 2020 by Mayank Banerjee, Matilde Giglio, and Alessandro Davide Ialongo, Even Healthcare offers subscription-based plans that include free consultations, free tests, and cashless hospitalisation across India. Its clinical team designs personalised managed care programmes to keep members healthy and out of hospitals.
In November 2022, it secured additional funding of $15 million led by Alpha Wave and Lightrock. With total funding of $20 million, the company plans to expand its operations across India.