In my industry, collective bargaining agreements set wage and benefit levels. Our health care costs tripled in the last decade and it was unsustainable. I’d heard about Rushika [Fernandopulle, CEO, Iora Health] and his history of working with unions, and was interested.
Iora is thinking about health care in a way few others are. They listen to and understand patients, and know what happens outside of their primary care. Being married to a physician, I know that involvement like this leads to better results.
I love having a medical practice that’s specifically geared toward the carpenters I work with every day. Members tell me they feel respected and understood, and many say it’s the best care they’ve ever had.
We work with all types of sponsors — from employers and insurers to health systems and unions. They want to transform health care through better primary care and to improve the health of their members. Each practice shares our patient-centric model and collaborative care technology platform, and is also shaped by the specific needs of the community it’s serving.