Practo, Asia’s largest healthcare platform, announced its entry into the Philippine market to bring its award-winning products– Practo Search and Practo Ray–to the region. Consumers in the Philippines will be able to search through over 11,000 doctors across all 17 cities in the Greater Manila area – which is over 70% of all doctors in that region and makes Practo the largest such database in the country. Practo verifies and lists doctors for free and does not charge consumers or doctors to find/book/receive appointments.
Practo Search enables consumers to search through this verified database of healthcare professionals and find the one that’s right for them. Consumers can search using doctor’s names, specialization, and even symptoms. Once they get results, consumers can click through the Practo Profile for each professional or establishment to read more details including years of experience, qualifications, affiliations and specializations as well as see clinic photos and get GPS co-ordinates of location for easy turn-by-turn navigation right from within the Practo App.
“We are thrilled to launch in the Philippines and simplify healthcare experience for millions of consumers in the region. Over the next few months we will expand our coverage and product lines to enable consumers to make better healthcare decisions and live healthier lives.” – Shashank ND, Founder & CEO, Practo.
Practo’s goal is to list all the healthcare professionals in the Philippines. To make sure the data is reliable, Practo‘s own team combs through every street and every zone to verify and list all the doctors on Practo for free.
Practo is also launching Practo Ray – the cloud-based practice management solution of choice for tens of thousands of doctors and clinics around the world managing millions of patients every year. It simplifies and automates practice management so doctors can focus on what they do best– treating and caring for their patients. Practo Ray helps simplify scheduling, – as well as billing and inventory management for doctors. It also helps create digital health care records and prescriptions so consumers always have their healthcare history available to them right inside the app. Practo Ray will be available as an annual subscription starting at Php2,200 a month.
Practo is in a unique position of having a globally respected strong B2B software product (Practo Ray) that is tightly integrated with its much loved consumer offering (Practo Search), creating the world’s first and only healthcare hyperloop that is connecting the entire healthcare ecosystem and is helping millions of consumers make better healthcare decisions every month.
In the next 3-6 months, Practo will expand to completely cover Cebu, Cavite and Batangas regions as well as expand product lines to cover more healthcare segments across wellness, fitness, medicine, preventive and curative as well to ensure that consumers have a single app they need for all their healthcare requirements.
Practo currently has over 50 people in the Philippine team and is looking to expand that to over 150 by March 2016. Practo will also continue to make multi-million dollar investments in the Philippines to grow its presence, cover more areas and ensure that consumers have the best healthcare experience on the planet.