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Sibi Health Local Doctors. Transparent Prices.

Sibi Health connects patients with local doctors offering transparent prices so both can focus on great care, instead of surprise bills.

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Sibi Health is a free platform that connects patients with local doctors at a price set in advance (no bills after the appointment).

Sibi helps people easily find a doctor, see transparent prices, book an appointment, and pay for care (i.e. doctor appointments, therapy, MRIs). Sibi’s online platform is convenient and has 20-80% better rates than insurance, and offers both virtual and in-person appointments. The best part is that it improves both the patient and doctor experience, so both can focus on care instead of collections.

What is the need are you focusing on?

Lack of access to health services for people who are uninsured or have high deductibles, including the millions who have recently lost their jobs or coverage due to covid-19.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Sharing an actual pivot your organization has already made

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

We pivoted to ask our doctors to provide telehealth services in addition to in-person services, as well as 'Pay What You Can" for those in need.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

130M Americans struggle to navigate the healthcare payment maze and have to pay the full cost of care out of their own pocket. Prices are skyrocketing & doctors are frustrated too, spending 14% of their topline revenue on billing-related costs. Sibi Health is a straightforward online marketplace for healthcare services connecting patients directly with doctors at a price both agree to, in advance. Sibi Health creates a win-win situation for both doctors and patients, and has the potential to drastically decrease the cost of care, push quality up, and improve access for all Americans. Timeline: Beta product in the market today, nationwide growth coming soon.

What is the name of your business or organization?

Sibi Health (SibiHealth.com)

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

https://www.sibihealth.com/

What is your profession?

Founder of Sibi Health and current Wharton MBA student in the health care management program.

Where are you located (country)?

USA

Where are you located (region)?

  • North America

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Activist/Community Leader/Organizer
  • Athletics/Fitness/Wellness
  • Business/Consulting
  • Customer Experience/Service
  • Entrepreneur/Investor
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Self Employed
  • Social Work
  • Student
  • Technology

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Funding- Loans
  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

Partnerships with physician, physician assistant, NP, mental health, and physical therapy providers. Partnerships with organizations, employers, or local governments serving or employing people with no or limited health benefits who need this resource.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

An unwillingness to change the status quo and reimagine the way healthcare benefits are delivered in the United States.

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

Providers are quite open to offering their services online in addition to in-person.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

No

Website URL

https://www.sibihealth.com/

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Welcome to the challenge Catherine Bryt . Thank you for sharing the pivot Sibi Health is making to address the current crisis. Could you share more on how the uptake of the service has been so far?
Are you envisioning the your current pivot to be long-term?

Might be interesting to check out Ira and Enabling virtual visits by addressing top administrative challenges for clinicians with infectious disease risks