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IHO Signs up with atom for payment collections People across India can now access
health plans on their phones
June 29th, 2009 | Share
Atom technologies, has partnered with Indian Health Organisation (IHO) to enable
payments collection for IHO’s plan thru its m-payments platform. IHO offer’s Health
Plan benefits to customers on pre-hospitalisation medical expenses which allow them to
enjoy concessional benefits on medical treatments incurred through its network of
empanelled medical practitioners. IHO Health cards are issued to customer who wishes to
opt for these services.
With the introduction of this payment facility through IVR, IHO’s customers will have an
option to buy health plan in a hassle free and time saving manner over the phone with the
help of their credit cards. All a customer needs to do is to call up IHO Helpline number
1800-103-44-66, where they will be informed on various packages offered. Once
customer has decided on a package, they will be connected to atom IVR to buy the plans
of their choice.
The IVR will guide the customers to enter the card details on phone key pad to complete
the transaction in a secure and automated environment. Customers can make their
payments using any of Visa / Master credit cards. Customers can opt for Individual,
Couple or Family memberships, renewable annually. After payments process is
completed over the phone, the health cards are sent to the customer by courier.
“Our partnership with atom technologies will help create a sustainable partnership and
smoothen the payment system for the customers of IHO. With atom, we will be able to
provide our customers uninterrupted service even while on the move. Customers can now
use their credit cards, under a highly secured system, over the phone to transact with us
and get the convenience of instant policy activation over the phone.
This will help us in engaging prospects in a faster and more convenient manner,” said
Sunando Sen, Business Leader, Indian Health Organisation.
“We are really excited to partner with IHO. Healthcare is an emerging sector and a vast
necessity in India. I am sure thereby providing an ability to collect payments for IHO’s
health plans using atom IVR. IHO will able to offer better and more customized products
to their customers, thereby benefiting the entire healthcare industry.” said Dewang
Neralla, Director, atom technologies
Currently IHO facilities are available to customers in ten cities, namely Delhi NCR,
Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune, Cochin & Jaipur
with close to 1,000 medical practitioners (all doctor/dentist specialties &
pathology/radiology labs) already empanelled on its network. The response to IHO
Health Plans has been overwhelming from customers, corporate partners and the medical
fraternity, and IHO plans to expand operations to cover 22 cities by the end of this year.
About atom technologies
atom technologies is a digital, retail initiative of the Financial Technologies Group, a
group that has pioneered creation of digital marketplaces and technology solutions for the
financial markets. atom was formed in 2006 to focus on harnessing the digital transaction
ecosystem for payments with a special focus on the ever-increasing mobile ecosystem.
As a mobile payments service provider, atom, through innovative use of technology in
the mobile transactions ecosystem, has created multiple “patent pending” products &
services for mobile payments, mobile banking for the un-banked, IVR based payments &
mobile based service distribution framework. Today, its services have seen more 100 Cr+
of transactions going through its environment with client list spanning the best of the
associates in the industry.
About Indian Health Organisation
“Indian Health Organisation’s (IHO) mission is to create better health awareness in India
by fulfilling the need to make quality healthcare services more accessible and affordable
for the end customer. This will be achieved by working closely with select Healthcare
(Medical & Dental) professionals & corporate institutions who believe in contributing to
the cause of the society”.
The IHO Health Plans bring together a consortium of individually practicing medical
practitioners under one umbrella, & members of the Health Plans enjoy concessional
benefits on medical treatments incurred through this network of empanelled medical
practitioners. Unlike insurance, which mostly covers only post-hospitalisation expenses,
IHO Health Plans offer benefits on all pre-hospitalisation medical expenses. The IHO
network in each city has a large number of dentists, pathology/ radiology labs & doctors,
including specialists, so that all medical needs of a member are taken care of. IHO is also
affiliated to the Indian Dental Association & is fully endorsed by them.