BookDoc To Provide Up-to-date Country-specific Health Tips And News
Last update: 18/07/2017
KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Bernama) — Users of healthcare app BookDoc will now be provided with up-to-date country-specific health tips and news to be provided by MIMS (Monthly Index of Medical Specialties), a leading healthcare publisher in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, BookDoc said.
This is made possible through a partnership agreement between the two parties which allow “Health Info” feature published by MIMS to be embedded in BookDoc app.
The “Health Info” marks the enhancement of BookDoc’s mobile and web online healthcare ecosystem with timely health tips and news of various countries, the healthcare app said in a statement here.
“This feature will allow users to obtain customised country-specific health alerts, health tips and development from reliable and authoritative sources, compiled and organised by MIMS,” it said.
Users could benefit from immediate alerts on health emergencies like fever, Zika virus or avian flu unique to certain countries or outbreak areas, and at the same time, be advised on longer-term lifestyle changes that are necessary in view of latest developments in relation to non-communicable diseases like cancer, obesity and others.
“Health Info is not a medical dictionary for diseases. It is a pro-active feature by BookDoc to increase public awareness on latest health alerts and development that warrant our due attention.
“For example facial creams that are banned in Malaysia or Zika virus updates in Singapore. Timely action and prevention will save us a lot of trouble when you are at home or abroad,” founder and CEO of BookDoc Datuk Chevy Beh said.
BookDoc said this development comes shortly after its partnership with TripAdvisor where users could access top 10 recommended restaurants and attractions around their health appointment locations and BookDoc Activ which rewards users for maintaining a high level of activity.
All the features mentioned above are available through BookDoc app which is downloadable for free on Apple App Store (for iOS) and Google Play Story (for Android).