Fondation Pierre Fabre

Participatory Healthcare Platform: information of trustable healthcare and medical services in Cambodia

Main beneficiary country:
Cambodia

About the sponsor

Codingate Co,.LTD

Codingate was founded in May 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Codingate focuses on developing interactive web applications, design services, and social media marketing. We build reliable, affordable & relevant technological solutions. Our services : Web development, Mobile development, Web design, Graphic design, community management, etc. The most outstanding feature of the company lies in the history of its foundation and its quick development.Indeed, after Monkol, the founder of Codingate, met some enthusiastic students who had a lot of technical skills, but no laptops. In exchange of their work, he provided them laptops in order to start a project with to develop technical solutions. Thus, with minimum resources, and in less than a year, Codingate was an international start-up. The company's motto - "Leverage information technology through collective genius" - enlightens its dynamism and its startup spirit. Indeed, in only less than three years, Codingate managed to work with more than thirty companies all over the world and leads several innovative internal projects, such as SohkaKrom. Since its birth, Codingate has continued to place value on training young programmers. Our future business aspiration is to give the team members the ability to start their own tech ventures, using Codingate's sustainable business model.

Sector: Industrial: Startups, enterprises, etc.

Country of origin: Cambodia

Contact the sponsor

The organisation has:

3
Full-Time Equivalents
4
Employees
2
Volunteers
2
Service providers

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Primary healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Access to quality medicines/pharmacies

Stage of development:

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Area where initiative is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Initiative start date

  • 04/20/2016

Financing

Financing method

  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)

Economic model(s)

  • Advertising

About the initiative

The initiative address the problem of people living in Cambodia who have lost trust in the local medical services. It is hard to find trustable medical providers and professionals. Cambodian people would need more education and health awareness.

In order to fix these issues, we have to target both patients and health professionals : • Patients need an unlimited access to trustable information, so we provide them a mobile app that eases the access to trustable services.  •Professionals need some help for the daily administration of their facility, so we provide them a management system, a software as a service to increase their productivity. •Geolocation technology to find medical providers nearby. This feature allows patients to find the best offer, according to its financial capabilities, as quickly and as efficiently as possible. He will be able to acknowledge the service provided thanks to a recommendation system. • Patient Relationship Management System: This platform meets organizational and strategic issues of all health facilities. It gathers all of the information related to your facility (staff, number of available beds …) and collected during patient care. • Online pharmaceuticals: allow users to search for drugs availablity and easily find drugstore from leading brands at attractive prices. • Online consultation reservation (Second phase) : SokhaKrom mobile application enables its users to book an appointment with the doctor of its choice.

Sokhakrom is a mobile application which offers a database of medical services in Cambodia (doctors,hospitals,pharmacies) and also some informations about illnesses, medicines, medical plantations, healthy food tips and then the possibility to make an online reservation for a medical appointment . With its innovative technologies, geolocation features enables users can search for medical and healthcare services providers within a fews clicks directly from their smartphone. Our main purposes are : 1/. Improving medical services in Cambodia 2/. Breaking the financial barrier to access healthcare services 3/. Restoring trust in medical services in Cambodia. In the next release of this mobile application it will be included few new things like rating and complaints. It is fundamental to have a feedback and to assure that medical users would expect their experiences with medical services providers in the proper manner. This will enable medical providers to improve their quality services.

Field report of the initiative

Fields of application:

Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC) - Patient monitoring and medical data

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population

Initiative objectives

  • Improved treatment

Key figures

1500 Number of beneficiaries since launch

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Internet
  • Geolocation
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

Offline use

Yes

Open Source

Yes

Open Data

Yes

Independent evaluation

No

Partners

Vissar Clinic Center

Health: Healthcare professionals and structures

Partners

Collaborators

startupBrics