Updated on 16 January 2013
Mr Jayadeep Reddy, founder and CEO, eHealth Access
India-based start-up, eHealth Access (formely known as DialurDoctor) was established in the city of Hyderabad in 2010. Since its inception, the firm has revolutionized the healthcare space by giving a whole new meaning to the term 'doctor-on-call'.
Mr Jayadeep Reddy, founder and CEO, eHealth Access, feels that, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." The 28-year-old businessman strongly believes in this famous quote of Ms Eleanor Roosevelt. After graduating in Bachelor of Pharmacy from Osmania university, Hyderabad, Mr Reddy's first job was that of a field sales officer at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, where he was paid a monthly salary of about $145 (Rs8,000).
After working here for over one-and-a-half years, he moved to Aditya Multi-Specialty Hospital, where he was the marketing manager. However, he always had an entrepreneurial bent of mind since childhood and was inclined towards business management since his graduation. Sensing a huge gap between patient-doctor communication, the then 26-year-old Mr Reddy launched Dialurdoctor.com. The company focused on developing new healthcare eco-system through advanced tele-medicine technology in order to create a bridge between patient and healthcare practitioners. Patients could connect to a specialty doctor by calling 1800-1030-365 at anytime of the day or night.
What started with just a tele-doctor concept, has now diversified into video, chat and touch screen enabled kiosks. Mr Reddy, while talking about the idea of starting the company, says, "We started with voice solution where people could connect via phone. We thought that there should be other modes of communication and patients were also asking if they could communicate with the doctors face-to-face. We then diversified and raised funding and formed the new entity called eHealth Access. Once we raised funding, we started working under the banner of eHealth Access for all our solutions."
The company now has tie-ups with 211 health specialists and 250 doctors. Mr Reddy recalls, "We were a three-person company when we started and within a year, we recruited 18 more people. We grew to become a 40-member team."