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Healthigo announced today the acquisition of DrFive, and merger of their business operations to offer an enhanced doctor booking and patient experience solution to the consumer, healthcare provider, and insurance markets.
Healthigo provides care-seekers a single platform to connect with all stakeholders in their healthcare journey. With more than 18,000 doctors at 2400+ healthcare providers mapped to 100+ insurance providers in UAE, Healthigo allows for personalized search, instant appointment booking, offers & promotions, as well as contextual health & wellness articles. Healthigo’s unique business model is working in partnership with global insurance providers providing a market-leading and disruptive healthcare solution.
DrFive is UAE’s biggest healthcare review platform with over 640,000 users since its launch. Analysing patient reviews, DrFive helps patients find the right doctors and healthcare providers. It also provides instant quotes for patients looking for dental services, health packages, and deals based on individual needs. The acquisition will help provide easier access and informed decision making for members and employees of Insurance and corporate enterprises, as well as the general public. Both Aleco El Hayek and Chiho Rim, co-founders of DrFive will join Healthigo management team driving user-base growth and partnership expansion.
“The acquisition of DrFive offers an exciting opportunity for Healthigo to bring informed decision making to the care-seeker community”, said Joseph Debs, co-founder of Healthigo. “With patients continually using DrFive to review their visits with doctors and facilities, this acquisition supports the Healthigo strategy in becoming the biggest healthcare enabler in the Middle East & Africa. Patients will now have enhanced information about doctors & healthcare providers including reviews from other patients from a single source in order to make the appointment booking experience educated, smooth and effortless.
Healthigo continues to work with their healthcare partners further driving engagement between patients and the community.” Chiho Rim, co-founder of DrFive, also commented: “Healthigo’s acquisition of DrFive provides a major growth opportunity for both our businesses through an extended service offering for our users. Patients and care seekers are increasingly looking for an end-to-end solution for their healthcare needs. Together we will be uniquely positioned to support them on that journey.” The expanded services will be available to over 30 million patients and care-seekers across the region in a phased rollout over the coming years.