Thursday, July 15, 2010

ZocDoc: Medical Innovation Pre-ObamaCare

Imagine a bureaucratic ObamaCare czar approving something like this in less than five years. How many lobbyists would Massoumi have to employ?

Cyrus Massoumi, CEO & Founder of ZocDoc:

"After I ruptured my eardrum on a flight, I couldn't find a doctor for 3 days. I knew that there had to be an easier way for patients to find doctors. That was when I had the idea for ZocDoc."

From TechCrunch:

"ZocDoc automates a task that can be incredibly frustrating and time-consuming for consumers. ZocDoc allows users to book their doctor appointments online, even for same-day appointments (around 40% of ZocDoc users schedule same-day appointments). Patients can see real-time availability of doctors in their area, confirm who accepts their insurance plan and read feedback and reviews of doctors from other patients.

The service currently offers patients more than 1 million available appointments across 20 specialties. The company has launched regional sites in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, and most recently San Francisco."

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant! This is good for people in a mobile economy, as well, who are repeatedly moving to new areas/countries and need to find new healthcare professionals each time they make a move.

    "Why didn't I think of that?!" I literally was just trying to find a doctor for the first time a few days ago and thinking "This is a pain in the ass!" I need to remind myself, a la your recent post on entrepreneurialism, that every pain in the ass is a potential opportunity to solve a problem for someone else, at a profit!