Docandu makes Greece stronger in the world health tech map
24 April 2020
24 April 2020
Greece has been widely recognized as one of the most successful European countries in tackling COVID19 pandemic. Lockdown measures have been adopted sooner than other European countries, while Greeks respected the lockdown rules and stayed home. Hence, the country might be able to get back to normal soon. However, the crisis has raised a need for digital solutions in the healthcare space in Greece.
Overall, COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the value of online and video-consultations in primary care. As a result, healthcare apps have seen a big increase in demand from patients across the world. You would expect that a digital innovation would mostly attract young and tech savvy audience, but that’s not the case now. Older patients show strong interest in subscribing to medical apps, since they understand and realize the benefits of digital healthcare solutions.
In Europe, UK and Sweden are leading the race of online consultation – through mobile apps – a while before the COVID19 crisis. In UK, according to a published BBC report, GPs are now seeing only 7% of the patients face-to-face. Similar progress has been made in secondary care. On top of that, a number of hospitals supply iPads to their hospitalized COVID19 patients to enable them see their relatives, avoiding infection. Sweden is following the same strategy, doing remote consultations through apps, whose demand has been significantly increased a lot after the spread of COVID19. In US, regulators recently relaxed rules around the use of e-health platforms, opening the market for remote consultations during the coronavirus crisis.
Back to the Greek reality, docandu is one step ahead of local competitors, placing Greece on the worldwide health tech map by offering a virtual diagnostic solution not only against COVID19, but also against more than 1.200 diseases and 20.000 symptoms. The company’s product has been developed by experts (doctors and scientists) from Greece, England and Germany, as well as members of the Imperial Consulting Group at Imperial College of London. Docandu is an easy-to-use platform that helps patients and doctors communicate virtually, while constantly updating their medical records in a secured and portable way. Being on top 5 medical apps in Greece, docandu aims to reach top positions in other countries as well, connecting doctors and patients anywhere, anytime.