Malaysia: BookDoc signs MoU with Sime Darby’s flagship medical centre

Signing of MoU between BookDoc and Subang Jaya Medical Centre.

Online healthcare app BookDoc has signed a memorandum of understanding with Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC), expanding its network of healthcare partners that patients can connect to on its mobile platform.

Via BookDoc’s app, patients, from both Malaysia and abroad, can easily browse through the extensive list of specialists at SJMC and make appointments with the doctors who best meet their requirements, the startup said in a statement.

Through this collaboration, SJMC and BookDoc hope to work hand in hand to enhance and improve the outcomes for healthcare services in the region.

SJMC will also gain access to BookDoc’s expanding network of patients from across the region. SJMC is the flagship hospital under Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care (RSDH), the healthcare arm of Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby Group.

“RSDH is constantly keeping up with the times and this is evidenced through our state-of-the-art equipment and various innovations that improve patient outcomes. We take pride in being an innovative healthcare provider as we want to meet the ever-changing needs of our community”, RSDH country chief executive officer Elaine Cheong said.

According to Cheong, this collaboration will serve as a starting point for future projects, which may include real-time appointment bookings with RSDH’s specialist doctors and online purchases of health screening packages.

“RSDH operates three major multi-disciplinary hospitals and we aim to deliver the best clinical outcomes to patients through our highly skilled experts, cutting-edge technological equipment and excellent patient care. Over the last three decades, we have built a sterling reputation as an internationally recognised brand with numerous achievements and milestones,” she added.

“This collaboration is very timely as it is in line with our aspiration to extend our multidisciplinary specialist care services locally and internationally. With BookDoc, SJMC’s specialist doctors, whose expertise range General Internal Medicine to Neurology and Nuclear Medicine, become more accessible to patients via their availability time slots. In addition, BookDoc will help minimise the waiting time for the patients while optimising the work schedule of its specialist doctors”, she added.

BookDoc founder Chevy Beh commented on the potential of changing the way the public access healthcare services.

“I hope that through this innovation, the waiting time to see doctors will be reduced significantly and that sometime in the near future, BookDoc will be able to provide the public with information on the nearest healthcare service within minutes when an emergency arises,” he said.

With over 30 years of medical excellence, SJMC is a top name in the Malaysian medical scene with various clinical and surgical milestones in adult cardiac surgery, paediatric liver transplant, cancer therapies and interventional radiology. The multiple award-winning hospital also boasts Centres of Excellence for Cancer, Blood Diseases, and Digestive and Liver Health.

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