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The gig economy in action

November 26, 2020 by Harrison Kopp

The gig economy in action

You may have heard a little about the gig economy lately – especially if you’ve already read our article on it. Maybe now you would like to see an example of how the gig economy is manifesting itself? Well look no further, Bruno Health provides a great example.

This article does have a particular relevancy for students in allied health degrees. For others, it still provides a good look at how the gig economy functions.

The Bruno Health app allows people to browse nearby healthcare providers and then contact them about enlisting their services. An appointment can be made, and the provider will come to the client’s house for the appointment.

On the flip side, Bruno allows allied health professionals, including students, to act as sole traders, operating on a call-out basis and travelling to their clients, as opposed to operating out of a clinic.

How it works for a provider

  1. Register as a provider with Bruno Health
  2. Wait 2 to 3 business days for everything to be verified
  3. Create your profile, including setting your rates and appointment times
  4. Wait for patients to contact you

And the benefits…

  • Have the flexibility to work when it suits you
  • Manage your appointments in real-time
  • Speak directly with the client prior to their appointment

How it works for a patient

  1. Using Bruno, browse allied health providers near you
  2. Contact your chosen provider to discuss the nature of your requirements and their availability
  3. Make an appointment and pay through the app.

And the benefits…

  • Allows you to do your rehabilitation at home
  • Session times, rates and hours are flexible
  • Bruno is compatible with private insurance and the NDIS

Find out more about Bruno Health and, if you’re interested in becoming a provider, check out our recent article on acquiring an ABN.

If succeeding in the gig economy is something that appeals to you, check out our upcoming Graduate Gateway - there’s a heap of relevant workshops to help build the skills required!

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