Take a look inside the doctor's office of the future, created by a $2 billion startup that's shaking up healthcare
Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser points to that as a good sign of what's to come for the $2 billion health insurance startup's first foray into physical health care spaces.Oscar aims to be a more consumer-friendly insurance company that keeps all your health information in one easy to use and easily accessible place. The company opened the Oscar Center two weeks ago as part of a partnership with Mount Sinai that combines Oscar health insurance with Mount Sinai physicians.
The partnership came about when Schlosser saw Mount Sinai's ad in The New York Times that read, "If our inpatient beds are full, we failed." That began a series of conversations with Oscar and the hospital system that spanned over the course of two years - and in the health care industry, two years is fast.Now, the Oscar Center has opened its doors to Oscar members who are looking for both a simplified and a futuristic doctor visit. Gone are the clipboards asking your medical history and receptionists behind a desk; gone is the dimly lit waiting room. Instead, it's been replaced with a futuristic health care center that will serve as both a doctor's office and a community wellness center.
Take a look inside.
The Oscar Center has been open for about three weeks and is located in Brooklyn Heights, right next door to the Jay Street-Metrotech subway stop.
The center is capable of handling anything from a regular check-up to pregnancy tests.Advertisement
The first thing you'll notice about the Oscar Center is how modern and bright it is. When you step off the elevator, you're can see inside the community space to the left and the lobby area straight ahead.
This room is what Harry Ritter, vice president of care at Oscar, calls the "insurance room." He's working on a better name for it, but the intention of the room is pretty cool, and quite different from a standard doctor's office.Advertisement
Here's a look inside the space Oscar reserved for classes. Members can take classes for expectant mothers, yoga classes, or attend meetups about different community-minded topics. Classes are free for Oscar members.
The Oscar Center has five exam rooms, three consultation rooms for "non-naked" doctor conversations, plus a lab that can do EKGs, vaccines, blood tests, and drug tests.Advertisement
Here's a look inside one of the exam rooms.
"We can imagine that this is a future form of care delivery," Oscar CEO Schlosser said. "I think it’s been amazing to get this up and running so quickly. If we can have an impact on quality of care and the cost of care as well, this could be a winning model we could take to other places in the city."Advertisement
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