Since being established in late 2015, BookDoc has become the highest pre-seed and seed valuation company in Asia technology start-up history. BookDoc is the brainchild of founders Chevy Beh, a healthcare industry veteran and former CEO and Managing Director of BP Healthcare Group and Joel Neoh, the founder of Groupon Malaysia and the CEO of Groupon Asia Pacific.
Founded on their healthcare and technology expertise, BookDoc is an integrated online platform created to seamlessly connect and unite patients to healthcare professionals. The ultimate goal is to improve diagnosis timeframes and help patients to gain access to suitable care.
‘During my time within the healthcare industry, I recognized the need to digitize systems through an ecosystem of products and services so that patients can benefit from ahassle-free, efficient and enjoyable experience to their healthcare appointments, ’says Beh.
The interface allows users to search and book appointments with healthcare professionals in their area in a convenient manner while also offering transport and accommodation solutions through partnerships with Uber, Grab, Trip Advisor, Agoda and Airbnb.
BookDoc has also joined forces with health and fitness retail partners to encourage clients to live a healthier lifestyle and earn rewards.
BookDoc’s endorsements from Malaysia’s National Heart Institute, Subang Jaya Medical Centre and Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital and partnerships with the National Kidney Foundation Malaysia and the National Cancer Society of Malaysia have created interest on both national and regional levels.
‘We established partnerships with healthcare provider, Quality Healthcare, Town Health and Lauren Bramley & Partner in Hong Kong in late 2015,’ recalls Beh. ‘These first partnerships enabled us to expand regionally and spurred our more recent ventures into Thailand and Brunei’.
Today, BookDoc’s partners in Singapore include Thompson Medical Group, NTUC Dental, Q&M Dental, Pacific Healthcare and Asian American Radiation Oncology among many others.
The BookDoc app is available in the Apple Apps Store and Google Playstore and Beh has set his sights on future growth.
‘We intend to enter new markets over the next twelve months and we encourage healthcare providers and other partners to partner with us in order for us to grow the ecosystem together,’ says Beh.