A website has been launched to help Ugandans find doctors, specialists and pharmacies online. The website Gozee www.gozeeapp.com allows Ugandans to search from over 2,500 verified healthcare facilities and pharmacies and request an appointment booking at select facilities.
Gozee regional operations manager Jane Mukwaba says, "Right now you can request an appointment booking at nearly 100 facilities, although we anticipate the number to grow substantially in the coming months as the website is public."
Mukwaba adds that, "Users can book online at any facility using amHealth, our patient engagement and practice management solution (see the video on the amHealth product on our website http://www.accessmobileinc.com)."
Using filters that include specialty, location, or preferred payment option, users can narrow down the facilities and then view profiles and location information.
Mukwaba says that although presently users cannot pay for medical services through the website, "We are working on the payment feature and hope to allow users to pay through our platform in the coming months along with other premium services."
To feature on Gozee, "We gathered public information on each facility and are using various methods to verify the information. This includes working with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council (UMPDC) to cross-check our listings with those doctors and dentists registered with UMPDC and contacting facilities to verify contact information."
Dr. Katumba Ssentongo the Registrar of the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council (UMDPC) says "Gozee will improve access to information on health facilities throughout the country. It has the potential to change the way people understand and seek health care."
Dr. Herbert Turyagyenda, the Regional Director of access.mobile and the former General Manager of AAR Healthcare Uganda says, "Patients will be able to make more informed, and hopefully better, choices around their healthcare, both for themselves and their families."