Medi Assist Wins SKOCH Award 2016

We’re so excited! Medi Assist is proud to be the recipient of the prestigious SKOCH Award, the highest independent honour in India, in the following categories: -          Silver Award for Cloud, Mobility and Apps -          Order of Merit Award for Innovation This has been made possible by MediBuddy, our revolutionary technology platform that allows Medi Assist members to avail seamless and cashless access […]

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Stay healthy this winter!

Do you perceive winters as a season of illnesses and ailments? Injuries, colds, coughs, fever, itchy skin, frostbite bother us all but there is no reason for our health to suffer during the colder months. With a little effort and care, we can fill this season with fun and joy and feel just as active […]

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Stay Safe, Prevent Injuries!

Any harm or damage caused by accidents, falls, hits, and weapons is known as injury. You can get injured at work or play, indoors or outdoors, while driving a car or walking across the street. Accidents happen, but there are things you can do to prevent getting injured. Fast Facts: Falls account for more than […]

100+ Occupational Health Centres… And Going Strong

Medi Assist recently reached the milestone of running over 100 Occupational Health Centres (OHCs) across India successfully. This makes us larger than some of India’s largest chains of clinics in the country. Here is a brief illustration of what Medi Assist’s OHCs, MediClinics are all about. Why onsite medical care? You want your workforce to […]

Medi Assist Forays Into Outpatient Healthcare Delivery With MediBuddy Infiniti

In an interaction with the media persons in Bangalore, Prashant Jhaveri, Chief Business Officer and Satish Gidugu, COO, Medi Assist spoke about the new offering from the organization, MediBuddy Infiniti. This is what Satish had to share: “What differentiates MediBuddy Infiniti in the market is our curated network of hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic centres. On […]

MediBuddy Infiniti – Your Curated Cashless Network for Outpatient Services

MediBuddy Infiniti is India’s first curated cashless network for outpatient services where you can choose and book your health checks, consultations, and various other outpatient services from exhaustive listings of specialist doctors, trusted diagnostic centres and hospitals on one comprehensive platform. You can also order medicines that will be delivered right to your doorstep by […]

Make Way for Wellness This Festive Season

Diwali is a time of celebration. The festival of lights marks the beginning of a new year for many people and is celebrated with great fervor across the country. This is the time you plan every minute aspect of the festive in detail, be it painting and decorating your house, preparing sweets and savories for […]

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest? CPR can save lives!

Theme: An experience of sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness is a state of medical emergency. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the diseased heart’s electrical system malfunctions, producing an abnormal rhythm, disturbing the pumping action and stopping blood flow to the rest of your body. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a lifesaving technique consists […]

Medi Assist Receives Leadership Award

Medi Assist received the Leadership Award at the Healthcare Summit held at Jaipur on 23d September 2016. The prestigious award was presented by Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Govt.of Rajasthan and was received by Prashant Jhaveri, Head Products and Strategy, Medi Assist.

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Stay Active, Stay Fit!

We now recognize the importance of physical fitness than ever before. Being fit is important because it serves as an indication of the physical functioning of a person. Irrespective of our lifestyle, age or physical ability, we all need the right type of exercise which we can practice regularly and stay healthy. Fast facts: Physical […]

Medi Assist Gets Listed On CIO Review India

  Medi Assist Group has got listed on CIO Review India as one of the top ‘20 most promising medical technology solution providers 2016′ – an excellent validation of our technology platform, MediBuddy. The September issue of the magazine carries a detailed article on how MediBuddy platform caters to our customers as well as various […]

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Eat your way to Good Health!

Our body needs nutrients to survive and stay healthy. A proper diet is essential from the very early stages of life for proper growth, development and to remain active. Therefore, a balanced diet can help us to achieve optimal health throughout life. A little learning and planning can help you find a diet to fit […]

Blending Tech, Touch & Intelligence to Deliver on All Fronts of Healthcare

Prashant Jhaveri, Head, Products and Strategy, Medi Assist Healthcare Services recently wrote an article for the Business World magazine in which he discussed how TPAs are transforming from being just organizations that process  laims, into partners who help organizations solve for all realms of healthcare. He also discussed how organizations can choose a TPA partner […]

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Vaccines during pregnancy: An informed decision!

Theme: One of the greatest breakthroughs in modern medicine, vaccines are the best tool to prevent infectious diseases. If you are having a baby or planning a pregnancy, you should learn about immunization and its importance to your child and you! You should know that there are many diseases that could affect you or your […]

The Changing Face of TPAs

Prashant Jhaveri, Head, Products and Strategy, Medi Assist Healthcare Services, was recently interviewed by Healthcare Radius, a healthcare magazine for Indian healthcare professionals. Discussing the changing face of health insurance third party administrators (TPA), this is what he had to say: “TPAs are an integral part of the rapidly evolving healthcare ecosystem – they are […]

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Welcome monsoon, not the diseases!

After extreme heat during the summers, we look forward to the refreshing monsoon season. But this is also the time of the year when contagious infections are on the rise. Our body is more susceptible to health issues in the rainy season. Warm, wet, and humid climate cause infections and water accumulation become possible breeding […]

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Give yourself more reasons to smile!

Theme: Healthy primary and permanent teeth are important for health and well-being throughout life. Tooth decay and periodontal disease are the most common oral diseases, yet they are largely preventable. Proper self- and professional oral care, combined with a healthy lifestyle and avoiding risks, such as high sugar consumption and smoking, can be your ticket […]

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Keep moving with physiotherapy!

Theme: We all have occasionally experienced our body crying out in pain and refusing to do what we tell it to. Like machines, our body is also made up of moving parts and with so many different muscles and joints it is not uncommon if they go wrong once in a while. Physiotherapy helps muscles […]

Leveraging Technology to Become a Differentiator in The Healthcare Industry

Prashant Jhaveri, Head, Products and Strategy, Medi Assist Healthcare Services, was recently interviewed by Express Healthcare, an Indian Express publication. Discussing about how Medi Assist has leveraged technology in providing hassle-free access to quality healthcare, this is what Prashant had to say: “We have been one of the pioneers in realising the power of technology and leveraging it in our industry. […]

Medi Assist Touches 14+ Crore Indian Lives

Medi Assist has achieved another milestone!! As per an article which appeared on APN News, Medi Assist has touched over 14.4 crore lives in India till now and is looking forward to an exponential growth in the coming years. According to Satish Gidugu, COO, Medi Assist, 14 crore lives is roughly 11% of the Indian […]

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Promote health and safety at work with effective ergonomics!

Derived from the Greek ergon (work) and nomos (laws), ergonomics is the scientific study of human capabilities in relationship to work demands. It includes working postures, repetitive movements, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), workplace layout, safety, and health. FAST FACTS: WMSDs account for around 34 percent of all lost-workday injuries and illnesses. On average, it takes […]

44,000 Health Conscious Techies Bat for Wellness and Fun with ChampCamp

 ChampCamp from Medi Assist is in the news again. The interactive wellness program that includes health-related games, fun, and social engagement, was recently covered in detail by Business Wire India. As per the article, “ChampCamp has reached nearly 44,000 employees from more than 15 leading companies. Companies that have experienced ChampCamp are unanimous in their opinion […]

MediBuddy+ Reaches New Milestone with 4000+ Hospitals On-Board

MediBuddy+ portal for hospitals recently got featured on The Hindu and Health Technology magazines. As per the article, MediBuddy+ for hospitals from Medi Assist has reached a new milestone by on-boarding more than 4,000 hospitals pan-India onto our online cashless claims management portal. The portal helps hospitals move towards 100% online cashless claims management. According […]

eCashless: Enhancing Your Cashless Hospitalization Experience

Prashant Jhaveri, Head, Products and Strategy, Medi Assist Healthcare Services, was recently featured in an article on Healthcare Executive. He discussed how eCashless makes it possible to plan a cashless hospitalization from the comfort of your home. Here is what Prashant had to say: “Cashless hospitalization is one of the primary benefits availed by insured […]

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Stay Aware, Combat Fatigue!

World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Awareness Day is celebrated on 12 May since 1992 to honor the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This day is organized all over the world to spread awareness of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), CFS is a complex disorder defined by immense […]

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Sun, Summer and Safety

Soaring temperatures are taking a heavy toll this summer. But summers can be fun with a healthier lifestyle, change in diet and some precautionary measures. Fast Facts: Summers are observed from March to June in most parts of India and average temperatures are around 32 to 40°C. According to India Meteorological Department, 2015 was the […]

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A tiny prick can save your life: Say yes to immunization!

One of the greatest breakthroughs in modern medicine, vaccines are the best way to prevent infectious diseases. Around 2-3 million deaths are annually averted because of immunization. World Immunization Week is organized on April 23 to April 30 to raise awareness on the importance of immunization. The theme for 2016 is “Close the immunization gap” […]

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Stop Malaria: Wipe Out the Mosquitoes!

Introduction: Mosquitoes are responsible for causing more human suffering than any other organism. Malaria is a fatal disease caused by parasites transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. Plasmodium is the parasite which infects female Anopheles mosquitoes, called malaria vectors and causes malaria in humans. World Malaria Day is celebrated on 25th April […]

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Introduction: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive and neurodegenerative disease. It worsens normal bodily functions like balance, movement, breathing, and heart function. As it advances, PD becomes increasingly disabling, making daily activities difficult or impossible. Parkinson’s involves the malfunction and death of vital nerve cells in the brain. World Parkinson’s Day is celebrated on April […]

Medi Assist Launches Madurai Micro Office

It is a great pleasure to announce that we have successfully inaugurated  Medi Assist 3rd office in Tamil Nadu today (18th March, 2016) in the form of micro office cum customer care centre in Madurai city.  Chief Regional Manager of UIIC Madurai, Mr Sudararaman G was present during the lighting of the inaugural lamp along with UIIC […]

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Tuberculosis is preventable!

Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. It is an airborne bacterial infection that usually affects the lungs but can also attack almost any part of the body. People suffering from TB in their lungs can spread the bacteria in the air when they cough, laugh, sneeze, sing, or even talk. […]

Nurturing the TPA Industry

The Union budget for the financial year 2016-17 was presented by the Union finance minister today. In this context, Prashant Jhaveri, Head of products and strategy at Medi Assist, was recently quoted in India Infoline and Financial Chronicle. Speaking about the growth of the TPA industry, Prashant highlighted the growth trajectory of the retail segment […]

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Don’t let your kidneys fail!

THEME Kidneys perform a life-sustaining job of filtering fluid, removing waste products and excess fluid from the body. Around 10% of the population suffers from some form of kidney damage, and every year millions die prematurely of complications related to chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD is the gradual loss of kidney function. World Kidney Day […]

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Zika Virus: The New Global Health Emergency!

The Zika virus disease is advancing rapidly and has spread to more than 20 countries. Here’s the information you need to in order to prevent its spread! What is Zika virus? The disease is spread to humans by the bite of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. This is the same mosquito that also transmits dengue, chikungunya and […]

Everyone is Talking About me.MediBuddy

Me.MediBuddy, our new portal for retail policy holders, was recently covered by Financial Express. me.MediBuddy allows individual policy holders to create their own personalized login credentials to access health benefits online. To read more, click the following link. http://www.financialexpress.com/article/healthcare/happening-now/medi-assist-launches-me-medibuddy-portal-for-retail-policy-holders/212093/

Startup Gene for a Successful Organization

Satish Gidugu, COO, Medi Assist, discusses the “Startup Gene”, that secret ingredient in the DNA of dynamic organizations, including mature organizations that are not technically startups, think and behave like startups. Click here to read on! http://www.startupcity.com/startups-talk/decoding-the-startup-gene-nid-2441.html

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Pregnancy: Things you need to know!

Theme Pregnancy, a life altering journey and the most exciting phase of your life will put your body through the most incredible changes. You can ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy for you and your baby by empowering yourself with knowledge. Department of Health of various countries around the world organizes “Pregnancy awareness week” every […]

Connecting the Dots: Healthcare, Mobility and Managed Care

Dr. Vikram Jit Singh Chhatwal, Chairman of Medi Assist Insurance TPA Pvt Ltd., recently discussed about the future of the healthcare industry in India. Dr. Vikram Chhatwal discussed about how demand for better healthcare at affordable cost, technology, and mobility are changing the way people consume healthcare services. He also discussed about how Medi Assist is […]

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Cancer: Not an end of the world!

Theme Prasad was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer at age 59. He didn’t lose hope. He didn’t sit around all day waiting for the next test. He tried everything he could to live as healthy a life as possible. When the right time came, he underwent surgery and radiation treatment. Now, he sticks to a […]

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Leprosy: A treatable infection!

Theme Leprosy (Hansen’s disease), one of the oldest diseases known to mankind, is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It is communicable and is generally spread through close and repeated contact with nose and mouth droplets from a person suffering from it. Leprosy affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, mucosa of the upper […]

Road Safety

Maintaining safety while driving on or crossing the road is of paramount importance. A slight mistake can cause mishaps and wreak havoc on our lives and the lives of our dear ones. Here are a few tips for maintaining road safety.  

Dr. Vikram Chhatwal, Chairman – Medi Assist India, was a panellist and speaker at the 8th Annual FICCI Health Insurance Conference.

FICCI’s 8th Annual Health Insurance Conference aimed to understand the Customer – Insurer – Provider paradigm shift in the emerging digital ecosystem as it has the potential to disrupt the current practices of the Health Insurance sector. Further, the digital consumer with his changed expectations with reference to convenience and coverage wants more from health […]

Floods: Dealing with the Aftermath

Floods are devastating in more ways than one. And the receding waters leave behind more misery in their wake. Water-borne and vector-borne disease outbreaks are common public health consequences of flooding. Water-borne diseases: Due to contaminated flood water infecting water sources, flooding may lead to water borne diseases such as the following: Diarrhoea Cholera Typhoid […]

Medi Assist participates in “Redefining Healthcare – Value Based Delivery” Healthcare Management Series

Medi Assist was invited to attend a two-day conference for the 3rd edition of Healthcare Management Series recently organized by PD Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mumbai.   Prashant Jhaveri, President, Strategy at Medi Assist was one of the panelists in the CEO Forum consisting of 52 industry stalwarts highlighting different aspects of healthcare […]

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AIDS: Early detection, best prevention!

Theme One fine day, Tilak started facing severe flu-like symptoms. Five months later, he was diagnosed with a Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. He started taking medicines, one pill daily. And within two months his viral load became undetectable. Tilak is very open about his diagnosis, eats well, exercises often and is in good health […]

Don’t ignore flu- get vaccinated!

Do you have cold and mild fever at least once, if not few times a year and you lose sick days at work? Chances are that you catch the ‘flu’ once or few times a year! Influenza or commonly referred to as ‘flu’ is a seasonal illness that impacts our health and productivity at work. […]

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Manage diabetes by eating healthy!

Theme Nishant weighed 125 kgs when he was led to believe that bariatric surgery was a solution for his type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Most of his life, he had consumed nutrition-sparse diet, high in sugars and refined carbohydrates. But after his feet started to go numb, a sign of nerve […]

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A pinch of salt can eliminate brain damage!

Iodine deficiency produces adverse effects which is widespread in a population. Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day, observed on 21st October, is a global awareness campaign that focuses on reducing the spread of iodine deficiency disorder and to educate the public about the disease. Inadequate supply of iodine can cause a health condition called iodine […]

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Love your bones: Make them break-free!

  Did you know that osteoporosis; a bone disease has caused more disabilities than many cancers and chronic conditions? A decrease in bone density and reduction in bone quality can increase your risk of fractures. Fracture rates have gone up three fold (over the last 30 years) in Asia and India tops this chart! World […]

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Show some Love. Care for your Body. Fight Obesity.

Theme Tarun, ace batsmen of his university team and a voracious eater, recounts how he could win any food competition hands down. Over the years, work took precedence and Tarun couldn’t make any time for physical exercise. The voracious appetite continued unchecked, though. Work pressure and constant travel made life more stressful and worsened his […]

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Secure your Sight!

Theme As much as eating healthy and staying physically fit is important, taking good care of your eyes is also very essential.World Sight Day (WSD) is held on the second Thursday of October to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. This is an annual event organised by WHO (World Health Organization) every year […]

Keep your heart healthy!

The hardest working organ in our body is our heart! It pumps over 5 litres of blood throughout the body every minute. It is a part of our cardiovascular system (CVS) which also consists of blood vessels and blood. World Heart Day is celebrated on September 29th every year with the aim to create awareness […]

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Take the road to a healthy heart!

Theme Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) describe all the diseases of the heart and circulation and include coronary heart disease (heart attacks), high blood pressure (hypertension), cerebrovascular disease (stroke), peripheral artery disease, rheumatic, congenital heart disease and heart failure. World Heart Day is celebrated on September 29th every year and the theme for this year is creating heart-healthy […]

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Understanding Alzheimer’s

Theme Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, a disease that affects the brain. Problems with memory, thinking and behaviour are the common symptoms of AD. Most people who develop AD do so after the age of 65, but people under this age can also become a victim. Physical activity, proper diet, […]

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Prevent hepatitis…Act now!

26-year old Neeta was experiencing nausea, fatigue and abdominal pain. She had a young baby to take care of and worked for two-three shifts twice a week. She, therefore, assumed that the tiredness maybe because of her lifestyle. With time she was not able to tolerate most of the food items and went to see […]

Medi Assist Launches The Redefinition Conclave

Medi Assist, India’s largest health benefits administrator and leading provider of healthcare services, launched “The Redefinition Conclave”, an industry connect conclave that aims to directly collaborate with all key stakeholders of the healthcare ecosystem. The first edition of this unique conclave was held on 08 July 2015 at Kolkata. This edition of the conclave, attended […]

The Redefinition Conclave

The Indian healthcare industry is at the cusp of transformation. Consumers are beginning to take a more holistic approach to healthcare, providers are more inclined to use technology to serve and retain customers, and there is increasing emphasis on keeping healthcare costs down. At Medi Assist, we are committed to the cause of making healthcare […]

International Self Care Day

Theme: The phrase “prevention is better than cure” highlights the importance of self-care. The World Self-Medication Industry, an NGO, in association with World Health Organization celebrates 24th of July as International Self-Care day. The objective of this endeavour is to raise the profile of healthy lifestyle self-care programmes around the world. Fast Facts: Around 80% […]

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STOP DRUG ABUSE!

Drug abuse is a consistent and patterned use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs, where the users end up harming themselves or others. It would be a mistake to view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem. Drug abuse should be recognised as a disease that impacts the brain. Thus, just […]

ANYONE CAN HAVE A HEAT STROKE!

  This summer is perhaps the hottest that India has seen in quite a while. Heat stroke are a frightening reality that we must all guard against; the very young and the old are especially susceptible. Spot the Symptoms: Heat stroke is a medical emergency; therefore, be on a lookout for these symptoms: Loss of […]

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Health Benefits of Blood Donation!

Theme: Blood donation is a gift you give yourself as much as others. It is a simple, safe and healthy contribution for a reliable blood supply to support your community. World Blood Donor day is organized by World Health Organization (WHO) on 14th June every year to raise awareness on blood donation. It is also […]

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Quit Smoking!

Theme Tobacco has killed more than 100 million people in the 20th century and is one of the biggest health challenges in the world today. Cigarette smoking is a major element in tobacco-related illnesses and causes one-third of all cancers, including 90 percent of lung cancer cases. The World No Tobacco day (WNTD) is organized […]

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Manage an Asthma Attack!

A chronic inflammatory lung disease, asthma is identified by periodic attacks of breathlessness and wheezing. Though the exact cause is not known, allergens, tobacco smoke and chemical irritants are known asthma triggers. Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) which works worldwide to reduce asthma prevalence is observing World Asthma Day on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  The […]

Medi Assist launches MediBuddy

India’s largest TPA aims to make healthcare more accessible and actionable for its customers Medi Assist, India’s largest TPA and a leading healthcare management provider launched MediBuddy, a mobile app that enables users to manage all their healthcare needs using their smart phones. Honeywell India, a Fortune 100 technology leader, is one of their first […]

Medi Assist wins the Red Herring top 100 Asia award

2014 Red Herring Asia: Top 100 Winners Medi Assist Healthcare Services Private has been chosen as a 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Asia company. Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia is a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the Asian business region. The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative […]