HotDoc has partnered in vaccination booking projects with two major Australian hospitals.
WHY IT COUNTS
This week, Austin Hospital in Melbourne started using HotDoc’s complete scheduling solution and tools for eligibility screening and stock management for COVID-19 inoculations. The hospital intends to schedule approximately 1,000 COVID-19 immunization appointments every day.
HotDoc announced that its platform will be used at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, to book influenza vaccinations for staff. This includes walk-ins, appointment schedules and online consent forms. The hospital can also use the platform to make online patient verification checks via Medicare Check as well submit immunization records through the Australian Immunisation Registry-integrated platform.
HotDoc projects that the platform has enabled 2.5M COVID-19 appointments.
THE LARGER TEND
The opportunity arose for technology providers to help support vaccination initiatives around the world. Microsoft and Zocdoc have been prominent players in this sector. LumaHealth introduced in January its range of solutions that enable rapid vaccine delivery, operation and scheduling.
In the UK medtech startup DrDoctor assists in the vaccination of more than 1,000,000 NHS workers with its QuickBook solution.
Bahrain has been reportedly the first country in the world to allow COVID-19-vaccination appointments through a smartphone app. Citizens can now book their free immunizations via the BeAware app, starting January.
“Working with hospitals to ensure their staff are vaccinated is a real thrill for HotDoc and aligns further with our mission to improve the healthcare experience for everyone in Australia. HotDoc CEO Ben Hurst expressed his excitement about the possibility of long-term partnerships with these hospitals.