DHCC launches ‘Find-a-Doctor’ iPhone app
Dubai, November 10, 2010
Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) has launched ’Find a Doctor’ iPhone application as a convenient and user-friendly tool to locate quality healthcare providers based in the freezone.
The application allows users to browse through a dynamic directory of doctors, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies and health insurance providers and contact them directly from their iPhone, retrieving useful information such as contact details including telephone, websites and email.
Healthcare providers are classified by over 60 specialties and over 30 different spoken languages, making it easier for people to identify a health expert.
In addition, it provides access to the latest DHCC news through a live RSS feed. The application includes a location map for DHCC and an information request form where further information can be obtained about DHCC facilities.
“The new application allows easy search for a wide range of medical experts and services using criteria that matters -to the public. By helping the public locate experts, we hope to make it easier for them to seek medical advice and support when they need it – therefore improving the overall healthcare delivery process and patient experience,” said Dr Ayesha Abdullah, managing director of Tecom Investments’ Sciences Cluster and executive director of DHCC.
“This activity complements our patient rights’ campaign that is focused on informing the public about their rights and responsibilities when it comes to healthcare. It also comes as part of our endeavour to raise awareness about the DHCC Patient Charter that sets out what people can expect from a DHCC-based healthcare provider. We want to empower patients so they can access services and expertise which meet their healthcare needs.”
The ‘Find a Doctor’ iPhone application can be downloaded from the DHCC website www.dhcc.ae or directly through the iTunes Store.-TradeArabia News Service