Development of a platform to put patients in contact with healthcare professionals/establishments
Project start date : 28/03/2016
Beneficiary country : Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) Gabon Congo (the) Cameroon
About the project
The initial offering, WapiMED, is made up of a cross-platform web app (computer, tablet, smartphone) that combined the following intuitive features: 1. GPS location of the user and directory of healthcare professionals/establishments, sorted by distance from the user’s position. 2. Various advanced filter (selection) criteria so that user’s can quickly find what they need (specialism, specific location, search radius, etc.). 3. Click-To-Call feature to make it easier to get in touch. 4. Useful information (alternative phone numbers, visiting hours, specialisms treated, costs, etc.) when available. 5. Healthcare professional rating system (governed by our terms and conditions). 6. Automatic route suggestion (Google Maps API) from user location.
The idea behind WapiMED was make healthcare professionals more accessible to communities in Sub-Saharan Africa through new ICT and greater mobile internet coverage in a region subject to “medical desertification” (not enough healthcare staff to deliver sufficient care to local communities).
The added value of the solution is as follows: • Find the nearest healthcare professionals in just a few click. • Make an appointment. • Find out how to get to the professional’s address using GPS. • Gain an insight into what other patients think of the healthcare professional. • Find additional information that may inform users’ choices (opening times, specialisms treated, costs, etc.).To date, competition is limited to basic directories that do not show how far away a doctor, hospital, of pharmacy is, and do not offer route suggestions for getting there or any additional information.
La concurrence à ce jour se limite à des annuaires basiques qui ne permettent pas déterminer la distance par rapport à un médecin, un hôpital ou une pharmacie, ne proposent pas l’itinéraire ou d’informations complémentaires.
2 Full-Time equivalents
N/C Service providers
Number of beneficiaries since launch