It’s not news that the healthcare system in Nigeria faces a lot of challenges, and a lot of Nigerians do not find this easy. Getting to see a doctor sometimes require days of visits to the hospital. But with technology, attending to your health has become really easy.
1Dokita was launched to enable Nigerians book doctor’s appointments from the comfort of their homes. Through the 1Dokita platform, driving around in search of a hospital and waiting endlessly for a docyor no longer applies. The platform makes it possible to see a doctor whenever the need arises.
With the electronic health records available on the platform, doctors can store the health details of patients, making it possible for detailed assessment of a condition, as well as quick and more efficient treatment. The health records also make it easier for healthcare providers to follow up and track continuing care of patients who are both under their supervision and under other healthcare providers. This means, if a patients is going abroad to see a specialist, they also have access your health records.
The 1Dokita platform also enables users to order medicines, either for collection or to get it delivered to their doorsteps. They can also chat with healthcare professional anytime, anywhere.
To use the platform, all you have to do is, select your location, select your provider, book your appointment and see your doctor.
Healthcare professionals or a private clinic can also register on the platform as individual providers. Once registered, they get automatic appointment scheduling, which enables patients schedule their appointments with them directly at the click of a button.
1Dokita also provides a healthcare provider package for hospitals and clinics with more that one doctor or any other healthcare services with more that one healthcare professional. Through the platform, they can efficiently track volume of patients being seen, duration of each appointment, average revenue per index consultation, investigations being ordered and why.
Like 1Dokita, a number of startups provide similar service, making access to healthcare easier. These platforms are providing real solutions, and would no doubt contribute significantly to improve the health industry in Nigeria.