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New subscription model for accessing doctors online

Health & Science
 Dr Josef Murad, CEO and co-founder of BYON8. [File, Standard]

Kelley Boss had a chat with Dr Josef Murad, CEO and co-founder of BYON8, an AI-powered digital health service that enables patients to go beyond the limits of traditional healthcare and access care in more convenient and affordable ways.

What problem are you addressing?

There is a global shortage of seven million health professionals with over four billion people lacking access to basic healthcare, with 40 per cent living in emerging markets such as Kenya. This shortage is partly due to an increase in demand for primary care services due to an increasingly aging population with an increase in chronic conditions that exert pressure on the healthcare system.

What solution are you providing?

Free healthcare powered by BYON8's AI Symptom Checker, Digital Health services (Digital and Physical care), and BYON8 Medical Packages which include subscriptions for individuals and corporations to allow patients to access outpatient services.

What key achievements have you had so far? (if still in the ideation phase, can mention progression).

Partnership with Safaricom and top insurers in the market such as Jubilee Health Insurance and Britam.

BYON8 is licensed by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.

Hundreds of thousands of downloads with thousands of Kenyans across the country connected to doctors via text or video in need of quality care.

We have been able to ensure compliance with medication and health interventions that have improved outcomes in patients living with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and hypertension.

We have been able to ensure access to mental health services for users looking for private safe solutions like BYON8 which enable access to psychologists and psychiatrists free from stigma and fear.

Do you have a specific goal, be it for partners, investors, or the public?

Partners (doctors and facilities) do join the BYON8 Care Network with an aim to pool patients under the caring umbrella of the All-In-One BYON8 medical packages.

For the public, online care is here to stay. Your privacy and safety are our number one priority as you entrust us with your health.

Website: https://www.byon8.com/

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