2019-12-31

Praava Health is a network of family health centers raising the bar for healthcare in Bangladesh with international quality doctors, diagnostics, and technology. We are building a better patient experience enabled by technology. We offer consultations with family doctors and a full range of diagnostics services, including laboratory and imaging. We envision a world class health care system that puts Patients first. Our first Family Health Center has already served thousands of Patients in Dhaka. Check out an animation video introducing Praava Health.

We aspire to be Bangladesh’s trusted partner in health, empowering Patients to manage their health in a manner aligned with their values. We aim to establish the best healthcare company in Bangladesh. We are a small, impassioned, collaborative team that is inspired to build the best healthcare company in Bangladesh. We seek interns who are excited to help us to build, design, and communicate a new brand and a new concept of healthcare to a new market.

 





The Innovations Interns will serve as a member of the Innovations team and may be engaged in any of the following activities:

Clinical outcomes research: Track clinical outcomes for patients suffering from heart disease and diabetes who are signed up for Praava's annual membership plans. Praava plans offer patients unlimited access to Praava's services over the course of a year for an annual subscription fee. Praava's innovations team wants to evaluate the value it is creating for patients through its membership plans. This work could include collecting and extracting clinical data, analyzing outcome data, developing costing models to estimate return on investment of Praava care, expanding to other outcomes and groups of Praava patients, or surveying patients and providers about what kinds of data results would be useful for provider visits and to support patient self-management.

Tech in Health Care: Conduct ongoing global market assessment of innovations and healthcare technologies to date, and gather local needs assessment data of Praava providers and patients regarding how Praava can integrate these concepts to leapfrog health care service delivery in Bangladesh. The Praava team believes that the future of healthcare is technology, but technology will never replace doctors. As such we are constantly innovating and imagining how to leverage technology to improve patient experiences and outcomes.

Clinical workflow: Audit process maps for 20+ patient journeys to ensure excellent and consistent patient-centric experiences and efficient health care delivery across the Praava network. Praava's team built from scratch the patient experience it has curated. Still in the infancy of its journey, the team routinely evaluates these processes to ensure their efficiency and ability to deliver on their mission of a world class healthcare experience for middle-class Bangladeshis.

Clinical and Research Non-Profit Leadership: Beyond healthcare operations, Praava invisions a non-profit arm that augments its clinical services with a dynamic entity that brings together thought leaders and best practices in health, technology and development in emerging markets. There has been interest from donors to seed such work, yet additional planning is needed to conceptualize the mission, administration, and programs of such work. Teams of students would identify best practices and models (e.g., insurers/clinical providers, cross-disciplinary academic institutions initiatives) to cultivate intellectual environments that inform clinical services, work with Praava team and global advisors to develop proposed structure for finance and management,  and scope of work with planned programs to serve desired ends.

This is an opportunity to help shape a new model of care in Bangladesh, together with the Praava family, including doctors, nurses, health coaches, laboratory and diagnostic staff, and senior leadership.

Travel expenses and accommodation will be provided by Praava Health.


The Innovations Intern is a student enrolled in graduate school with a passion for global health and efficient delivery of health care. You also demonstrate:

  • Strong analytical skills and experience dealing with large volumes of qualitative and quantitative data.

  • Experience collecting and analyzing data in healthcare settings is a plus.

  • Understanding of value based healthcare concepts is especially attractive.

  • Passion for innovations in medicine, particularly process efficiencies and technology.

  • Ability to listen with empathy and to communicate with respect when interacting in person with health care professionals and Patients.

  • Attention to detail and excellent writing and documentation skills.

  • Strong commitment to our Founder’s vision for a healthcare brand based on the pillars of Trust, Quality, Reliability, and Affordability, based on team values of Service, My Praava, Integrity, Listening, and Excellence (SMILE).

  • Patience and creativity when faced with challenges and openness to new experiences.

  • Initiative, drive, and enthusiasm to build and be part of a visionary team working to transform health care in Bangladesh.


  • Make the world a better place: Every member of our team believes in her/his capacity to contribute to systemic change in healthcare in Bangladesh.

  • Be at the forefront of redesigning healthcare delivery: Praava has an incredible platform for impact, including through incorporation of value-based concepts that align our incentives with our Patients’ for a healthier future for our communities and our country.

  • Improve healthcare and health through evidence: We are investing in constantly evaluating the effectiveness and impact of our work.

  • Revolutionize healthcare through the concept of patient-centric care: Praava’s core values ensure that Patients are treated with empathy, respect and dignity. We are committed to creating an unparalleled healthcare experience and to change the perception of healthcare in Bangladesh. We are driven by the belief that clinical outcomes are actually improved when Patients are engaged in managing their health.

  • Join a diverse, energetic team: The Praava team is proud to have attracted a wide range of international and local talent, and we hope you can help us to expand this. The team is energetic, amiable, and helpful, and truly embodies a work family.

  • Be part of a rapidly scaling organization: Over time, harnessing technology and data and creative alternative financing models, Praava Health expects to be able to offer world class health care to tens of millions of Bangladeshis.

Praava Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other quality protected by law.

Please email statement of inquiry and resume with the subject “Intern – Innovations” to careers@praavahealth.com.