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Frost & Sullivan recognises RecoMed for SA 2017 Innovation Leadership

We are proud to announce that RecoMed is the 2017 South Africa recipient for the Frost & Sullivan Customer Service Leadership Award in Healthcare Booking.

The award has been given for our excellence in applying new technology and timeless customer value principles to address both healthcare practitioners and patients’ service needs in a fast changing healthcare environment.

The prestigious Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Awards acknowledge companies in various regional and global markets for exceptional leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development.
“RecoMed is very pleased to receive this award. We would never be able to achieve such a level of customer service if not for the constant feedback from our clients. While awards are fantastic and tell us we are on the right track, at the end of the day the only award we care about is happy customers. We’ll keep striving to redefine what it means to exceed expectations.
Sheraan Amod, Founder and CEO of RecoMed.
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HealthTech app, platform builders face legal hurdles in SA, hear delegates


Speaking at the seminar, Recomed founder Sheraan Amod (pictured above, centre) bemoaned the difficulty startups face in competing with established enterprises when it came to the cost of putting in systems to ensure ethical data use and confidentiality.

He said he knew of “R100-million lifestyle businesses” that were not following data rules and added that it appeared that there is little policing of data use. Esterhuyse however responded to say that it is in the ambit of the HPCSA to do so.

Recomed helps patients to book appointments with doctors and Amod said the platform now had 1500 providers listed on it, with 100 000 users accessing the platform per month, with on average 30 000 online appointments made a month.

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hearX launches world-first diagnostic smartphone otoscope

A world-first smartphone otoscope, hearScope, will be launched on IndieGoGo on 1 August!
This is very exciting news for the hearX team as we continue to broaden our product ‘scope’ in the quest to provide healthy hearing for everyone, everywhere, with our clinically validated smartphone hearing test solutions.

To date the hearX Group has provided access to hearing healthcare to more than 70 000 people who would not normally have had this service, through our cost-effective, user-friendly smartphone technologies.

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RecoMed in the News/ Tech

Four unlikely ways universities prepare students for entrepreneurship

Giving people a chance and evaluating them purely on their merits is a huge factor in entrepreneurship, explains Sheraan Amod.

A while back I gave a talk at my alma mater to a group of students eager to learn about entrepreneurship. I always relish the chance to engage with students, who are so full of nascent potential and paths not yet travelled.

I decided to share some of the less common lessons to be learned at university, thinking back on my experiences as an electrical and computer engineering student, and later, as an internet and tech entrepreneur.

1. Demystifying complexity and learning anything

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Sanlam: RecoMed success story

This article was published by Sanlam in March 2017 as part of sharing young entrepreneur success stories as result of the Sanlam Enterprise Supplier Development programme. Sheraan Amod, CEO of RecoMed, has been chosen among a select few entrepreneurs to form part of this programme. 

You know that feeling when you wake up at 6 a.m. feeling like you have been hit by a train, only to experience frustration at having to wait until 10 a.m. to find out if you can get a doctor’s appointment. This is partly what prompted a young Cape-based entrepreneur, Sheraan Amod, to launch RecoMed – a website that points you to the nearest doctor who can see you immediately!

Well that – and the fact that more than one million doctor-related Google searches are made in South Africa every month – gave Amod an idea to connect doctors and patients quicker and, in the process, eliminate the need for patients to make numerous phone calls to different doctors’ rooms. His online platform enables people to make real-time bookings when they need to see a doctor.
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