Bangalore, February 18, 2014: A virtual hospital portal that helps you find correct and quality medical assistance? DocTree promises just that. It is a new online platform that simplifies the process of accessing healthcare in the country. It provides relevant information --most importantly on pricing -- to patients, helping them to take more informed medical decisions. Simultaneously it enables doctors to reach out to well informed patients and thereby be more productive in their practice. The consumer can visit and access information anytime and anywhere through DocTree, completely free of cost.
Dr CN Manjunath, Director-Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research and Pronab Mohanty, IPS, Additional Commissioner of Police (ACP), Bangalore along with the entire DocTree team were on hand yesterday to launch the portal here.
Says Dr Sreenivasan Narayana, Founder & CEO, DocTree: “Patients today are conscious and sensitive, when it comes to healthcare. There arises a need of rich and transparent information exchange on healthcare availability, accessibility and affordability. DocTree is here to bridge this existing gap and allow patients to access quality healthcare at the right prices”.
The concept would enable a consumer to search and select healthcare providers via a two way dynamic online process, where doctor would review the patients treatment needs and hospitals offer discounted prices. “This would allow a patient to be more ‘active’ and empower him to make an informed medical decision... We are currently offering options of the best services available within the city of Bangalore. We will be expanding our offerings to other cities as well, very soon”,adds Dr Narayana.
“This is an effort to allow patients to access quality healthcare at the right price, and simultaneously help doctors stay focused on the clinical aspects of their profession. The service is a step towards redefining the essential doctor-patient relationship in order to help the healthcare industry achieve the best results and create a difference”, says Dr Manjunath, Director-Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research.