After foraying into diagnostics, Sterling Addlife India Ltd, which owns and manages the largest chain of corporate hospitals in Gujarat, has now launched a comprehensive healthcare application for mobile phones that would enable its patients to have access to medical services such as doctors and diagnostic appointments etc
Launching the application here in Ahmedabad, Rajiv Sharma, chief operating officer, Sterling Hospitals, said that it will also help patients to access personal medical reports as well as ordering medicines. Sterling claims that it is the first hospital chain in Gujarat to have such a mobile application.
"We are trying to position ourselves as a contemporary and technologically advanced chain of hospitals," Sharma said. The application, which is compatible for android and i-Phone, allows a user to book an appointment with a doctor, or a diagnostic test, view the pathology reports directly on mobile, get information about all doctors at the hospital, as well contact in case of emergency situations.
The backend architecture for the application has been developed in-house while some development has also been done by third-party service providers. "There are 130 million smartphone users in India and the numbers are growing, and services increasingly need to factor in these advancements in technology to enhance the user's convenience," Sharma said. Earlier, in September Sterling forayed into the diagnostics business through a new company called Sterling Accuris Wellness Ltd. This new company will operate diagnostic centers including radiology and pathology under the brand name 'Sterling Accuris Diagnostics'.