August 2, 2011

Change in Japanese Healthcare: Patient centric convenience with on-line, real-time, appointments at Japan’s biggest Doctor/Hospital portal

eHealthcare's Japan's largest doctor portal site for patients to find the right doctor introduces the first on-line, real-time, appointment system.

Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) August 01, 2011

On July 26, 2011 eHealthcare launched Japan's first, simple, real-time web Doctor appointment system; it is integrated in to the ByoinNavi (HospitalNavi) site ( Japan's most popular doctor/clinic portal site with over 2 million unique visitors every month.

Japan's universal health care and a competitive environment make convenience an important point of differentiation between doctors. And with wait times of two hours not uncommon, a better appointment system is desperately needed by consumers. eHealthcare's CEO, David Liebreich describes it as learning from a successful model in the United States, like ZocDoc and making something like Opentable for doctors in Japan. The service allows doctors (and dentists) across all Japan to participate and change their customers' experience. Anyone who has had a screaming, sick child or a really scary ill feeling and needed an appointment RIGHT AWAY sees why this matters. For readers of Japanese see the Nikkei's article at


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