An important distinction for start-up companies active in the health sector was given by the European Commission to BookingClinic, based in Thessaloniki and a member of the innovation ecosystem with the support of the Alexander Innovation Zone. The Commission rewarded the direct and easy access to high quality health services provided by the company through its platform to patients.
The award ceremony was held by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT Health) in the framework of the Innostars Awards, where the evaluation criteria were technology, innovation as well as the quality of services provided to citizens.
According to the company, this distinction strengthens the company’s goal of being the easy and reliable “bridge” between the patient and the clinic. Through the BookingClinic platform, which already has a significant presence abroad, the patient can easily and directly make an online reservation at a clinic seeing which ones provide a treatment, what doctors are available and what is their experience and expertise, what innovative methods they use, what hosting services are available, what are the evaluations and, above all, what is the total cost.
It is also important that the clinics and the medical centres benefit from this since they have a place on the e-market and can easily without cost attract patients inside and outside the borders while receiving patient satisfaction data. At the same time, they promote their services and competitive advantages internationally and increase the proportion of private patients while accessing the huge workforce of medical tourism without cost. In fact, the company, and as a member of Elitour (Greek Medical Tourism Council), will focus especially on the ever-growing field of medical tourism providing complete services to visitors in our country. It is noted that BookingClinic has already begun to create a strong partner network consisting of 17 Medical Centres, including the largest Association of Greek Clinics in number of beds and units, while expanding dynamically abroad through collaborations with 4 specialized clinics. At the same time, it also proceeds with collaborations with insurance companies with the common aim of improving the quality of health services provided to citizens.