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How Vezeeta Is Revolutionising the Doctor-Patient Relationship in Egypt

December 12, 2018
Amir Barsoum, founder of Vezeeta. Photo credit: Vezeeta

Egyptian health tech startup Vezeeta is turning the table in the health care industry by redefining the relationship between doctors and their patients while disrupting the industry as a whole. Founded in 2012, the now app-based venture initially started as an electronic medical record for doctors.”We launched the first product and it was picking up with the doctors, but we realized that nobody [patients] is using it,” Amir Barsoum, founder of Vezeeta says. That is when Vezeeta decided to withdraw and relaunch in 2015. This time around, the app introduced a booking platform for patients allowing them to rate and review their doctors.”That was a moment when it boomed.” The idea was simple. For very single industry there is the glue that connects different players together. Vezeeta believed that if they built a platform to plug in different health care providers “while keeping them well integrated together. This way we are introducing massive quality enhancement to the [health care] system,” Barsoum highlights. “Initially we were invested in serving health care providers because we serve providers, providers serve patients,” the founder says, “and then we moved on to believe that we…

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