Today we’re announcing our entry into Malaysia – this is our 4th country in the SEA region after Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines.
We will begin with Practo Search in Kuala Lumpur and at launch cover over 500 doctors – making Practo the largest such database for the city, with nearly 50% coverage of private clinics in KL. This will be the first time that consumers in Malaysia will be able to find the right doctor and book appointments online.
Practo Search enables consumers to search through a verified database of doctors and find the one that’s right for them. Consumers can search using doctor’s name, specialization, and even symptoms. They can then visit the Practo Profile for each professional or establishment for more details, including years of experience, qualification, affiliations and specialization as well as view clinic photos and get GPS co-ordinates of the location, for easy turn-by-turn navigation – right from within the Practo App.
We are also bringing to Malaysia Practo Ray – our cloud-based practice management solution used by doctors and clinics around the world to manage millions of patients every year. Practo Ray will help digitize healthcare by enabling creation of digital healthcare records and simplifying & automating practice management, so doctors can focus on what they do best – treating and caring for patients.
Of course, our award-winning smartphone apps are also available to ensure consumers have the best possible healthcare experience on-the-go.
Over the next few weeks Practo will expand its coverage within Kuala Lumpur and our goal is to list each and every healthcare professional and establishment in Malaysia on the platform. To make sure the data is reliable, our own team combs through every street to find, list, map & verify all doctors and establishments. We verify and list doctors for free and do not charge consumers or doctors to find, book, or receive appointments.
In the coming months, we will expand further within Malaysia to cover areas surrounding KL including Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Puchong, Klang and Seremban. We also plans to be present in northern Malaysia including Georgetown, Ipoh, Taiping and Alor Setar.
I am really excited to bring our products and help millions of consumers in Malaysia make better healthcare decisions.
Of course, we will not be stopping here. In the next few months, we will continue our global march to help over 2 billion consumers live healthier, longer lives.