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Meet the Nolij Team from The City of Joy, Kolkata

Meet the Nolij Team from The City of Joy, Kolkata

India is famous for lots of things–its ancient history, diverse culture, colorful festivals, and spicy-hot cuisine. At Nolij, India is known for our talented team based in Kolkata. Although Kolkata is thousands of miles away from Vienna, Virginia, the India team is an invaluable part of Nolij and just a MS Teams call away. The India team has been pivotal to our growth and efficient operations while providing a superior level of service to both our clients and our employees.

“We are so grateful to have such a talented India team. They are an integral part of the Nolij family and their commitment to company success shows in our 4 + rating on Glassdoor. All our employees know them well and appreciate their hard work to support us and our work life balance. Our India team allows Nolij to go above and beyond for our employees and customers by making us more innovative, agile and responsive. A big thanks to a great job well done!” Ashley Mehta, President & CEO, Nolij Consulting.

The India arm of Nolij is a close-knit group with great synergy and camaraderie. The team provides graphic design, marketing, recruiting, administrative and operational support, employee retention and business development.

Meet our India Team!  

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Can’t we just TeleEverything? I’ve got Netflix to Binge Watch!

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Can’t we just TeleEverything? I’ve got Netflix to Binge Watch!

While money cannot buy happiness, it can certainly buy time. This truism is the driving philosophy of successful companies like Netflix, Uber, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Peloton, Amazon, Instacart and HelloFresh. These companies have come to define the convenience economy with business models based on giving back time, today’s leading currency, to customers. As a busy entrepreneur, I certainly take advantage of many time-saving services like prescription deliveries and telehealth visits.

In fact, the time Americans waste while waiting to be seen by a doctor equates to $1.5 billion a year. Anyone who has ever checked out of a hospital knows that “you’ll be going home today” really means maybe by 4:00 pm. Yet, despite the downfalls of in-person appointments, telemedicine did not take off until the pandemic hit in 2020. The question is, why?

Why Did It Take A Pandemic For Telemedicine To Flourish?
I think the answer lies in the convergence of convenience, willingness to take risks to get it, and policy changes spurred by Covid-19. If a man paddleboarding across the Hudson River to make a meeting or jumping into an Uber (although our mothers told us never to get in a car with a stranger!) is any indication, consumers are ready to take risks for the sake of convenience.

Before the lockdown began last year, people were afraid it might be too risky to see a doctor online due to fear of receiving an inaccurate diagnosis. Because of the shutdowns, however, telehealth became the only way to get medical attention and was a safer alternative to in-person care.

To facilitate the expanded use of telehealth services for healthcare delivery, the government issued temporary regulatory changes. These changes, including adjusted payments for telehealth services, have allowed doctors to stay in business and continue treating the sick. These changes most likely will become permanent.

The Future of Telemedicine
In the 1964 illustrated sitcom, The Jetsons, Elroy Jetson complains that he is not feeling well and has to stay home from school. Rather than take him to the doctor, his mother Jane calls up the doctor on the videophone. Today this retro-futuristic vision of telehealth visits has become a reality.

The digital health industry has improved the patient-provider relationship through mobile apps, patient portals, wearable health sensor devices, and app-based symptom checkers. We will continue to see more AI-driven tools that bring the tactile senses to telehealth visits.

The most important change coming down the road is the transformation of the healthcare delivery model to a value-based one where providers, hospitals, and physicians receive payments based on patient health outcomes. New value-based programs stress a team-oriented, network approach to patient care management that involves coordinating care through the responsible sharing of patient data. Adopting healthcare technology like electronic health record systems creates an online system view that allows healthcare providers to readily track and measure patient outcomes. In value-based healthcare models, primary, acute care, and specialty care are united in a coordinated group approach, led by a patient’s primary physician, who directs the patient’s care team. Telehealth will be vital to ensuring that medical teams can conveniently work with patients without the inundation of time-consuming in-person visits.

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Voices of Nolij: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Leo Faal

Voices of Nolij: Celebrating Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Nolij would like to acknowledge and honor the extraordinary women who keep our company growing year after year. Leo Faal, a financial analyst, exemplifies every woman who does not let her circumstances deter her from fulfilling her ambitions and following her dreams. Thank you Leo for making the brave journey from The Gambia and contributing to the success of Nolij through your skills, dedication and energy.

“I arrived in New York City in 1990 from the small country of The Gambia in West Africa when I was 17 years old. My ideas of the United States were shaped by movies that celebrated America as a land of possibility and I dreamed of moving here one day to better my life. As a small country, Gambia did not offer many advanced educational or career opportunities after high school. I am the youngest of seven children and lost my father when I was four years old. It had been drilled into me by my hardworking mother that education is the key to a successful life. My cultural education began in New York City, where I found everything to be big, exciting, and a little scary—especially the busy highways! Within months of moving to the United States, I was very fortunate to find a wonderful family who gave me friendship, a home, and a college education. I lived with my new adopted family for 12 years before getting married. After I got married, I became a stay-at-home mother to my two children for 16 years. Although I previously held retail sales positions at stores like Nordstrom, Nolij helped launch my career in finance. I began as an adult intern in the finance department and then transitioned to a full-time financial analyst. As a mature woman entering the job market for the first time, Nolij, a woman-owned company, gave me an extraordinary opportunity to grow professionally. Nolij supports and understands women’s life circumstances and the choices we make because of our families. As my teen daughter now starts her educational journey as a Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholar, I echo my mother’s words to her often—’education is the key to the whole world and it’s never too late to make your dreams a reality.’ ”

Leo Faal,
Financial Analyst

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Voices of Nolij: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Ona Dashpuntsag

Voices of Nolij: Celebrating Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Nolij would like to acknowledge and honor the extraordinary women who keep our company growing year after year. Ona Dashpuntsag, a Human Resources Manager, exemplifies every courageous woman who follows her dreams and is undeterred by challenges. Thank you Ona for making the brave journey from Mongolia and making Nolij a much richer place.

“I belong to one of the last nomadic groups in the world, and I have always wanted to travel the world to explore and learn. When I was 19 years old, I decided to move to the United States to pursue better opportunities. Coming from a society where multigenerational families live together, and young women don’t usually leave home until marriage, I had to be strong and self-reliant. It was a difficult transition moving to a new county, learning a new language, and adapting to a new culture and society. Growing up, I dreamed of America as a magical place of freedom, prosperity, and full of opportunities. America has lived up to my hopes and fulfilled its promise that hard work, talent, resourcefulness, and initiative get rewarded. I could not see my family in Mongolia for the first six years, but I was fortunate enough to meet many wonderful people at Nolij who made me feel at home. Nolij has helped me to become the person I am today. I joined Nolij in 2015 as an intern supporting the HR team, and I am currently an HR Manager and oversee benefit administration, payroll, onboarding, and offboarding. Like my fellow Americans, I am hopeful and continue to focus on what the future will bring.” 

Ona Dashpuntsag
Human Resources Manager