: Making a breakthrough in the field of enhancing medical services in the Kingdom, Invent ITS, a leading Bahraini company in the field of Information Technology, has recently launched the ‘Medical.BH’ smartphone app; the first electronic integrated platform in Bahrain allocated for booking medical appointments.
The platform, which is powered by AWS (Amazon Web Services) was launched in an event supported by Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), the platform grants users the ability to book appointments with doctors of any speciality within a specific user-selected location, date and time, in addition to tracking their appointments’ request status.
Moreover, ‘Medical.BH’ allows users full accessibility through smart devices and computers, without any human interaction and within a simple click. Through the app, users also have access to thousands of medical videos, images and healthcare professionals’ advices. It is fully integrated with the medical EMR systems of all medical firms, giving users the opportunity to know their doctors before booking the appointment online.
A special inauguration ceremony was held on February 2, 2020, at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain, in the presence of Investment Promotion Senior Advisor at EDB Dr. Simon Galpin, Senior Systems Manager and Solutions Architect at Amazon Mr. Ahmed El Haw, Invent ITS CEO Mr. Ali Alhalwachi, Invent ITS Marketing Lead Mr. Hussain Al Jishi and a number of representatives of public and private medical institutions in Bahrain.
On the occasion, Dr. Galpin praised ‘Medical.BH’; the first 100 percent Bahrain-developed medical appointments electronic platform. Reaffirming on EDB’s keenness on supporting entrepreneurs, micro businesses and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Dr Galpin said: “We are excited to see how young entrepreneurs are getting involved in this ever-evolving field.”
On his part, Mr. El Haw commented: “Amazon took an important step to run its operations from here in Bahrain. Today, we are looking at one of the objectives why Amazon chose to be here. The launch of such innovative technologies that would surely assist in making people’s lives easier. We are glad to be part of the launch event of such a promising platform that represents a leading example in the region.”
During his speech, Mr. Al Halwachi expressed thanks and appreciation to all the attendees and supportive parties, spearheaded by EDB and AWS, NHRA, valuing their endless support to the project.
He commented: “This project is the result of three years of hard work, dedication and devotion. Through this launch, we aim at changing the concept of medical appointments booking, not only in Bahrain, but across the region, and that is in line with the ambitious economic vision of Bahrain 2030, launched by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, which inspired us throughout the process of developing Medical.BH”
As for Mr. Al Jishi, he recalled that his journey with Mr. Al Halwachi dates back to their childhood days, stressing that the strong bonds both have together was the backbone for materializing the app, which was an ambitious idea in the beginning. “What distinguishes us is that we have a joint vision and we look forward to become a role model for entrepreneurs here and in the region,” Mr. Al Jishi added.
It is worth mentioning that the free app will be available through the website www.medical.bh, in addition to a smartphone app that could be easily installed from Apple and Android official application stores.
‘Medical.BH’ provides a new dimension in the field of healthcare services in the Kingdom, as it smoothly arranges medical appointments without any conflict and overlapping therein, a matter that may reflect negatively on its flow and could lead to the loss of clients of hospitals and medical clinics in the Kingdom for precious hours of their time.