Interview with Yosi Health CEO Hari Prasad
After dislocating his shoulder, Yosi Health CEO, Hari Prasad, had the painful experience of trying to fill out his patient paperwork at the emergency room. He had to find his insurance card, remember all the medications he was on, and sign a bunch of consent forms, all while in serious discomfort sitting in a waiting room. Having worked for hospitals and insurers, and with an academic background in health informatics, finance, and data analytics, he knew there had to be a better way. And that’s how Yosi Health began its journey.
Hari recognized the relationship between people and their cell phones. He pursued the idea that if Yosi Health could get everything administrative completed on their phone prior to the patient arriving, effectively getting rid of the waiting room, one of the biggest problems in healthcare would be solved. So that is what he set out to do.
With no apparent solution on the market, Hari reached out to respected doctors and assembled a team to develop a platform to meet the urgent need for an improved patient experience and increased waiting room productivity. He interviewed hundreds of patients, doctors, and front office staff members and discovered they all want the same things – less paperwork, more efficiency, and shared secure information so they can focus on improving health outcomes. In just a few short years, Yosi Health became a leader in pre-arrival solutions and patient engagement.