Healthcare appointment platform Practo launches in Malaysia
By Digital News Asia October 29, 2015
- Currently only in KL, to expand in coming weeks
- To expand its range of products in the market too
BANGALORE-headquartered Practo has announced its entry into the Malaysian market with the availability of its Practo Search and Practo Ray solutions in Kuala Lumpur.
Consumers in the city will be able to search for doctors across more than 350 clinics and 500 doctors listed on the platform, Practo said in a statement.
Claiming over 50% coverage of private practices in Kuala Lumpur, Practo is the largest such database for the city, it added.
Malaysia is its fourth market in South-East Asia after Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore.
Practo Ray is a cloud-based practice management solution for doctors and clinics, while Practo Search enables consumers to search through a verified database of healthcare professionals and find the one that is right for them.
Over the next few weeks, the company said it will expand coverage within Kuala Lumpur, with its ultimate to list all the healthcare professionals in Malaysia.
Practo verifies and lists doctors for free and does not charge consumers or doctors to find, book, or receive appointments.
Practo Ray is tightly integrated with its consumer offering, Practo Search. Practo Ray will be available as an annual subscription starting at RM300 a month, the company said.
“Practo Ray and Practo Search come together to create the world’s first healthcare hyperloop, connecting the entire healthcare ecosystem and helping consumers make better healthcare decisions,” said founder and chief executive officer Shashank ND.
“Our goal is to provide a platform where our offerings work seamlessly together to deliver the best experience for all users,” he added.
In the next few months, Practo will expand to surrounding areas including Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Puchong, Klang, and Seremban, and also plans to be present in northern Malaysia including Georgetown, Ipoh, Taiping, and Alor Setar.
Additionally, Practo will introduce more healthcare products across wellness, fitness, preventive, and curative medicine in Malaysia.
All of Practo’s products will be available on the Web as well as on the free Practo mobile app available for Android and iOS devices.
Practo currently has a 15-member launch team in Kuala Lumpur which will expand as it widens its footprint across the country, the company said in its statement.
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