Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve
E HealthPoint is a sustainable social business enterprise that has the goal of catalytically transforming rural & peri-urban healthcare in ways that support the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by employing a service delivery model that uniquely leverages technology in Healthcare, ICT and Water Sectors , thereby demonstrating demonstrating a sustainable service model to both public health authorities and capital markets . E HealthPoint intends to reach 100 Million beneficiaries by the year 2020
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Our approach to both preventive and treatment services is enabling our customers to avoid expensive trips to cities, avoiding days lost at school or work, and preventing or ameliorating illness that could otherwise lead to suffering, hospitalization, lower productivity, and needless deaths. Through our extensive behavior-change social marketing, and presence of our modern facility, we are also gradually changing expectations and behaviors, which is key to permanent improvements in public health. Moreover, by building and equipping an E Health Point in a village, we are creating a missing permanent healthcare delivery infrastructure—and one that is sustainable and therefore scalable. Specifically some of the positive impact areas & benefits that would accrue are - Savings to clients , Employment opportunities in the Local Area , Enhanced productivity of clients , early stage diagnosis of potentially life-threatening diseases/ailments , reduction of load on government health services
What is your projected impact over the next five years?
1)E HealthPoint plans to establish more than 300 Clusters thereby expanding access to qulaity healthcare facilities to 5 Million people,of which serving 100,000 patients per month and expanding access to clean drinking water to more than 10 Million people. 2)It is expected that E HealthPoint model would get mainstreamed into the Public sector health-care delivery mechanism 3)Significant reduction in the number of Quacks operating in areas where E HealthPoint is present 4)Significant reduction in WaterBorne diseases
5) Significant financial savings for the communities - currently estimated in excess of $30 Million per annum by virtue of E HealthPoint facilities being available locally.
6) Generating direct & downstream employment for 10,000 personnel locally
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Some of the barriers seen are: Policy changes by government towards providing free healthcare to all, Price-undercutting by Quacks , Attrition of talented middle level & field staff , Relatively Low attractiveness of this model for the conventional Venture Capitalists , Deep-rooted Consumer preference for reaching-out to Urban facilities . E HealthPoint considers that Healthcare becoming Free for All might not be sustainable , it provides high quality , differentiated services than quacks and also has devised engagement strategy for quacks;E HealthPoint recruits local/qualified personnel to reduce staff attrition and also provides incentive schemes; is operationally break-even now hence attractive for newer investors;consumer satisfaction resulting in preferred choice over urban visits
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Expanding range of services, Expanding Partnerships , Enhancing operational efficiency, 2nd Phase Communication Campaign
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Faster Operational Breakeven for E HealthPoints, Increased adoption rate in users , expanding to 2 more countries outside India