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HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific honors Apollo Hospital Chennai with Stage 6 award

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As of Q1 2013, just 7.3% of more than 8,600 hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics* had reached Stage 6 and beyond on its Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model(SM) (EMRAMSM). (*includes HIMSS Analytics US, Europe and Asia Pacific) and this number stand at 2.4% for Asia Pacific.

CHENNAI, India, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific has announced that Apollo HospitalsChennai has achieved Stage 6 of the EMR Adoption Model(SM) (EMRAM), a noteworthy recognition that the hospital has attained significant advancement in its IT capabilities addressing challenges faced as a healthcare provider, including one like reduction of medication errors.

HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model(SM) in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics® Database. Tracking their progress on an 8-stage scale, hospitals can review implementation and utilization of IT applications where Stage 7, the highest stage, represents presence of an advanced electronic patient record, paperless environment and capability for community healthcare information exchange.

Ms. Sangita Reddy, Executive Director, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “Committed to our mission of making quality healthcare more accessible to all in India, Apollo Hospitals has continuously harnessed technological advancements in accelerating positive transformation. In Apollo’s journey with Healthcare IT, we strive to design and execute a patient centric HIS that is physician led and operationally smart. An advanced HIS is critical in the journey of healing and I do commend HIMSS for creating a simple and clear frame work that works as guideline for CIOs to assess the speed of evolution and steer a road map for higher goals. Apollo Hospitals Chennai is a frontrunner in having achieved the Stage 6 Certification on EMRAM and this achievement underscores the teams’ commitment to patient care.”

Apollo Hospital Chennai has implemented role-based security login on its computerized practitioner order entry (CPOE) system. Apart from adopting international clinical standards, Apollo Hospital Group also creates population-specific clinical rules from population studies. In addition, unit drug dispensing dosage and excellent clinical decision support are present.

Apollo Hospital Chennai will receive the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model(SM) award at the Digital Healthcare Week in Singapore on 23rd October 2013.

About Apollo Hospitals

For 30 years, Apollo Hospitals has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. The Government of India had, for the first time to a healthcare organization, issued a commemorative stamp to honor Apollo Hospitals Group commitment to healthcare. Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group was conferred the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in recognition of his unparalleled contribution to healthcare.

www.apollohospitals.com

About HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific

HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific is a subsidiary of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) which is a wholly owned not-for-profit healthcare IT organization. It delivers high quality products, services and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, healthcare IT companies, state governments, financial companies, pharmaceutical companies and consulting firms.

www.himssanalyticsasia.org

Source: HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific

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June 14, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Asia Adult Expo & Intimate Lingerie Asia: Foremost B2B Adult Trade Fair in Asia Pacific Will be Held on 29 – 31 August 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

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HONG KONG, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Asia Adult Expo (referred as “AAE”) & Intimate Lingerie Asia (referred as “iLA”) will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from Aug 29-31, 2013. Vertical Expo Services Co. Ltd. (referred as “VE”) announces today the show has filled up the existing space and is now expanding to a new hall.

Mr. Kenny Lo, CEO of “VE” said, “It is encouraging to see over 65% new faces participating at this debut event, many Asian & Chinese manufacturers are eager to expand their sales network overseas. AAE & ILA provides a wide range of quality products namely adult novelties, sexy lingerie, BDSM products, leather bondage products, supplements etc.”

New players targeting Asia & China markets: MiO MiKO: Belgium chocolate producer who can tailor made erotic chocolate gifts set as a special treats; Toys-Sakai: one of the major manufacturers of male masturbators in Japan, accept ODM, OEM order also in vibrating massagers, condoms, and lotions; Wildone – well established retailer promoting Japanese products, has shops in Japan, Hong Kong & Guangzhou, mainland China.

Long-term partners & brands at the fair: Pipedream; JOYDIVISION, BIOglide; Loewie, Njoy, V-Wibe, Lylou, OhMiBod; Odecco; Loveshop; NMC; Hop Shing etc.

Concurrent event Intimate Lingerie Asia also receives overwhelming response. There will be a Taiwan pavilion comprises of lingerie manufacturers organized by Taiwan Hosiery Manufacturers’ Association like Tung Tung Enterprise Co., Ltd., Juihung Textile Co., Ltd, Gold Camlet Co., Ltd. Other suppliers: Evol Bodice – promoting elegant but relaxed high end lingerie; Wai Hing: sales agent in Hong Kong for “I SWIM” brand men’s underwear and swimming trunks.

The first B2B conference titled “New Opportunities” will be held at AAE. Topics: “Website Brokering 101: How You Can Make Your Website More Valuable” and “Successful Marketing in the Adult Industry” and more.

Ms. Mabel Chan from Shopintimates Singapore said, “The purpose of this visit is mainly sourcing new suppliers and we are also looking for interesting products.” Importers, distributors and wholesalers from 25 countries already registered to visit the expo. To encourage participation, pre-registration is now opened to trade professionals for free.

CONTACT:
Ms Arosia Tong
+852-2528-0015
info@asiaadultexpo.com, info@ilingerieasia.com
http://www.asiaADULTexpo.com, http://www.iLingerieAsia.com
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Source: Vertical Expo Services Co., Ltd.

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June 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm

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Amobee Enters Interactive Digital-Out-of-Home Market with Fully Integrated Mobile Experience

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Amobee expands presence in Singapore and opens new Asian headquarters
SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Amobee, the company defining digital advertising, today announces that it is entering the digital-out-of-home (DOOH) market by combining its deep experience and technology innovations in mobile advertising with DOOH marketing solutions. The company is also expanding its presence and opening its new headquarters in Singapore to continue offering global advertisers fully integrated digital marketing campaigns that are tailored to local market characteristics in Asia.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130612/SF30695LOGO)
The mobile device is the only screen that is always with the consumer and is capable of interacting with physical or digital advertising mediums. Hence, mobile advertising is becoming the common denominator across all digital advertising. Advertisers are keen to engage with consumers in relevant and meaningful ways across all digital channels, and mobile devices are a key component to maintain a relationship with consumers at all stages of the purchase cycle. With innovative mobile ad campaigns, Amobee brings consumers to brick-and-mortar stores and then facilitates and closes purchases in the retail location with engaging, digital display experiences.
“Mobile has been at the core of Amobee’s success, and as mobile devices are increasingly integrated with traditional advertising, we are in a unique position to drive entirely new experiences across consumers’ digital engagements,” said Trevor Healy, Amobee CEO. “Digital displays are continuously evolving, and we aim to bring the most engaging mobile advertising campaigns across all screens.”
“We are excited to see Amobee expand beyond mobile advertising to digital in-store advertising,” said Barry Cupples, CEO Omnicom Media Group, APAC. “Since mobile devices are at the core of a consumer’s life style and are increasingly integrated across all digital media, Amobee is in an ideal position to bring engaging mobile advertising experiences across all digital devices.”
About Amobee
Amobee, the company defining digital advertising, offers comprehensive, end-to-end mobile advertising solutions and services for advertisers, publishers and operators worldwide. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, with offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America and throughout the United States, Amobee enables its large customers to run targeted, leading edge mobile ad campaigns on a global scale with unparalleled ROI. Amobee is a division of SingTel’s Digital L!fe Group, which is focused on creating new digital growth engines to delight customers and disrupt adjacent industries. Amobee was declared the winner of the “Mobile Marketing & Advertising Agency of the Year” award at the 17th Annual Global Mobile Awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Amobee was selected for its sustained leadership, creativity, innovation and success in mobile advertising, successfully spearheading growth, adoption and evolution of this fast-growing industry.
Source: Amobee

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June 14, 2013 at 11:20 am

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Coty Inc. Prices Initial Public Offering At $17.50 Per Share

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NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Coty Inc. (“Coty”) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 57,142,857 shares of its Class A common stock at a price of $17.50 per share.  Coty’s Class A common stock is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on June 13, 2013 under the ticker symbol “COTY.”  The shares offered are being sold by existing Coty stockholders, and Coty will not receive any of the proceeds of the offering.  These existing stockholders have also granted the underwriters an option for 30 days to purchase an additional 8,571,428 shares of Class A common stock at the initial offering price less the underwriting discount.

BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.  Lazard Capital Markets, Piper Jaffray and RBC Capital Markets are acting as lead managers.  BNP PARIBAS, Credit Agricole CIB, HSBC, ING, Moelis & Company, RBS Securities Inc., Sanford C. Bernstein and Santander are acting as co-managers.  Ramirez & Co., Inc., Telsey Advisory Group and The Williams Capital Group, L.P. are acting as junior co-managers.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Any offer or sale will be made only by means of a written prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement.  A copy of the final prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained, when available, from: BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, New York 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department or email dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, via Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Ave, Edgewood, New York 11717, telephone: 1-866-803-9204; or Morgan Stanley, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, telephone: 1-866-718-1649, email: prospectus@morganstanley.com.

About Coty Inc.

Coty is an emerging leader in global beauty.  Founded in Paris in 1904, Coty is a pure play beauty company with a portfolio of well-known fragrances, color cosmetics and skin & body care products sold in over 130 countries and territories.  Coty’s product offerings include such global brands as adidasCalvin KleinChloeDavidoffMarc JacobsOPIphilosophyPlayboyRimmel and Sally Hansen.

For additional information about Coty Inc., please visit www.coty.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains a number of forward-looking statements.  Words, and variations of words such as “believe,” “expect,” “plan,” “continue,” “will,” “should,” and similar expressions are intended to identify our forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, statements regarding the commencement of trading of Coty’s Class A common stock on the NYSE.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, and important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, trading disruptions, suspensions or limits or difficulties in complying with NYSE requirements.  For additional information on these and other factors that could affect our forward-looking statements, see our risk factors, as they may be amended from time to time, set forth in our filings with the SEC, including our registration statement on Form S-1, as amended from time to time.  We disclaim and do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement in this press release, except as required by applicable law or regulation.

Source: Coty Inc.

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June 14, 2013 at 11:18 am

Wison Signs Long-term Cooperation Agreement with Foster Wheeler and Clariant International To Implement SNG Pilot Plant in China

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SHANGHAI, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Wison Engineering Ltd. (“Wison Engineering”), China’s largest private chemical EPC contractor announced today that it has signed a cooperation agreement with a subsidiary in Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction Group and Clariant International AG (“Clariant”) to build a pilot plant to demonstrate Foster Wheeler’s VESTA substitute natural gas (SNG) technology. The pilot plant will be constructed in China and is planned to go on-stream during 2013.

Under this agreement, Wison Engineering will provide engineering and construction services, Foster Wheeler will license the technology, and Clariant will supply the proprietary developed catalyst. The plant will be operated by Wison Engineering. The cooperation agreement also sets out a framework for long-term cooperation to deliver and build methanation plants in China based on VESTA technology.

Foster Wheeler’s VESTA SNG technology is a novel methanation technology to produce SNG from synthesis gas obtained from gasification of either coal or petroleum coke. The VESTA technology is based on once-through operation with no recirculation, avoiding expensive compressors. The technology is based on a maximum operating temperature of 550°C, avoiding any metal dusting formation and enabling simpler reactors to be used. The technology can operate with syngas from any commercial gasification technology. The VESTA technology is designed to be simple and safe to operate and to be implemented at a low total investment cost.

“We are extremely pleased to announce this cooperation agreement with Clariant and Wison Engineering,” said Umberto della Sala, president and chief operating officer, Foster Wheeler AG, “Focused on China, the world’s largest SNG market, this agreement is an important first step in establishing our ability to address the global SNG market.” Foster Wheeler AG is a global engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier delivering technically advanced, reliable facilities and equipment to a broad range of industries world-wide.

Clariant’s catalysts have been instrumental in enabling new process technologies and efficiency improvements for converting coal to chemicals and petrochemical building blocks e.g. ammonia, methanol and olefins. Stefan Heuser, Head of Clariant’s Business Unit Catalysts, states: “The exciting SNG technology provides optimized solutions to secure future clean energy in China. We are very pleased to have Wison Engineering with its outstanding reputation and impressive recent development to join Clariant and Foster Wheeler as our strong partner in China.”

Wison Engineering is one of the leading EPC service providers in China with significant project execution experience in the petrochemicals and oil refining industries. It has been active in growing its presence in the coal-to-chemicals business segment over the years. “We’re very glad to cooperate with Foster Wheeler and Clariant. By leveraging Foster Wheeler’s global expertise and technological strength as well as Clariant’s strong innovation in catalyst technology, we’ll continue to build up our capabilities in coal-to-chemical sector and will be well positioned to seize the favorable market opportunities in the domestic and overseas markets,” said Mr. Liu Haijun, Senior Vice President of Wison Engineering.

Wison Engineering (www.wison.com)

Wison Engineering was the largest private sector chemical engineering, procurement and construction management(“EPC”) service provider in China in terms of revenue for 2011, as estimated by CMAI (Shanghai) Limited, an independent industry consultant. Wison Engineering specializes in the provision of construction and technical services for engineering installations in the petrochemical, coal-to-chemical and refining industries. From project planning and consultation to design, procurement and construction phase project management, as well as start-up and operational services, it provides one-stop solutions to domestic and foreign clients.

Source: Wison Group

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June 14, 2013 at 10:34 am

DocDoc and DoctorPage Join Forces to Create the Largest Digital Healthcare Portal in Pan-Asia

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Union Will Offer Doctors, Business Partners and Consumers the Most Complete Set of E-Health Services Available Online

SINGAPORE, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — DocDoc (http://docdoc.com) and DoctorPage (http://doctorpage.sg) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to join forces to become Asia’s premiere e-health portal. This agreement will create a combined company ideally positioned to drive more patients to doctors, deliver a better experience for patients and enhance services for its doctors.

The combined company will be known as DocDoc Pte. Ltd. The company will combine facilities and operate its headquarters in Boat Quay, Singapore.

The new integrated entity will have dominant market share in Singapore, a substantive foothold in South Korea, and plans to expand operations into three new countries by end of 2013. DocDoc is a community of over 500,000 engaged users searching for health-related information and healthcare services each month.

The organization includes key investors such as Mr Koh Boon Hwee (former Chairman of DBS bank, Singtel, and Singapore Airlines), 500 Startups (leading Silicon Valley VC led by Dave McClure, formerly with PayPal and Facebook), Jungle Ventures (a Singaporean VC, backed by the Singapore Government’s NRF program) and Michael Brehm (Founder of Rebate Networks, Business Angel of DailyDeal which was acquired by Google, brands4friends acquired by eBay, and scoreloop acquired by RIM).

“This is a very exciting deal because it combines DocDoc’s strength in the medical industry with DoctorPage’s expertise in digital marketing and patient acquisition,” said Bill Hawkins, current CEO of Immucor, Inc., former Chairman & CEO of Medtronic and investor in DocDoc. “The new company fits the early-stage pattern of successful consumer internet companies, and is on track to creating a distinguishable brand in e-health commerce.”

The combined company’s management team will draw upon the experienced group of leaders from both companies. Grace will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the new organization. Max-F. Scheichenost will be the President of DocDoc.

“We are thrilled to combine the strengths of these two dynamic organizations in an industry that is ripe with opportunities,” said Grace Park, CEO. “We believe the union will bring together the best of two successful companies for faster expansion, superior customer service, innovative digital health solutions and improved efficiencies.”

“DoctorPage and DocDoc share a common goal to generate more business for local doctors and dentists while providing the best possible service to patients,” said Max-F. Scheichenost, President. “By combining our complementary networks, we are well positioned for accelerated growth in a massive Asian market.”

About DocDoc

DocDoc is the fastest and most convenient way for patients to find the right doctor and book an appointment online in Singapore and South Korea. DocDoc solves an age-old business problem, efficiently filling a doctor’s appointment book with new and returning patients. Patients can easily look for doctors by searching through doctor profiles on our website, and once they find the right physician, they can view the time slots the doctor has available and then make an appointment. The company’s website and mobile site, its telephone concierge service, as well as its mobile app for iPhone, are free for patients.

About DoctorPage

DoctorPage aims to improve healthcare access across Asia by providing a user-friendly platform that enables users to search and book appointments with their preferred healthcare providers in a few simple clicks. A complementary customer relationship management system (CRM) is provided to the healthcare professionals to help optimize patient flow and clinic efficiency.

For more information about DocDoc, please contact:
Jon Samsel, CMO, DocDoc
T: +65-6684-8880
E: jon.samsel@docdoc.com 
http://docdoc.com

Source: DocDoc Pte. Ltd.

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June 14, 2013 at 9:37 am

DocDoc and DoctorPage Join Forces to Create the Largest Digital Healthcare Portal in Pan-Asia

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Union Will Offer Doctors, Business Partners And Consumers the Most Complete Set Of E-Health Services Available Online

SINGAPORE, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — DocDoc (http://docdoc.com) and DoctorPage (http://doctorpage.sg) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to join forces to become Asia’s premiere e-health portal. This agreement will create a combined company ideally positioned to drive more patients to doctors, deliver a better experience for patients and enhance services for its doctors.

The combined company will be known as DocDoc Pte. Ltd. The company will combine facilities and operate its headquarters in Boat Quay, Singapore.

The new integrated entity will have dominant market share in Singapore, a substantive foothold in South Korea, and plans to expand operations into three new countries by end of 2013. DocDoc is a community of over 500,000 engaged users searching for health-related information and healthcare services each month. This makes DocDoc the preeminent Internet destination for health-related information and medical appointments in Asia.

The organization includes key investors such as Mr Koh Boon Hwee (former Chairman of DBS bank, Singtel, and Singapore Airlines), 500 Startups (leading Silicon Valley VC led by Dave McClure, formerly with PayPal and Facebook), Jungle Ventures (a Singaporean VC, backed by the Singapore Government’s NRF program) and Michael Brehm (Founder of Rebate Networks, Business Angel of DailyDeal which was acquired by Google, brands4friends acquired by eBay, and scoreloop acquired by RIM).

“This is a very exciting deal because it combines DocDoc’s strength in the medical industry with DoctorPage’s expertise in digital marketing and patient acquisition,” said Bill Hawkins, current CEO of Immucor, Inc., former Chairman & CEO of Medtronic and investor in DocDoc. “The new company fits the early-stage pattern of successful consumer internet companies, and is on track to creating a distinguishable brand in e-health commerce.”

The combined company’s management team will draw upon the experienced group of leaders from both companies.

Grace Park has over 10 years of healthcare experience, most recently as the Managing Director of ASEAN operations for Medtronic. Grace will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the new organization.

Max-F. Scheichenost co-founded DailyDeal GmbH, a popular deal-of-the-day e-commerce shopping destination which was acquired by Google in 2011. Max will be the President of DocDoc.

Dr. Dawn Soo is a medical physician by training with clinical experience in both the public and private healthcare sectors in Singapore. She holds an MBA from top-tier business school, INSEAD. Dawn will be the Chief Operating Officer of DocDoc.

Daniel Endres was Entrepreneur in Residence at DailyDeal and Operations Manager at home24 in Berlin. Daniel will be the Chief Information Officer and Interims- Chief Financial Officer of DocDoc.

Jon Samsel was Managing Director and Founder of RoadLoans, a division of Ford Motor Company and served as SVP of Digital Marketing for Bank of America. Jon will serve as DocDoc’s Chief Marketing Officer.

“We are thrilled to combine the strengths of these two dynamic organizations in an industry that is ripe with opportunities,” said Grace Park, CEO. “We believe the union will bring together the best of two successful companies for faster expansion, superior customer service, innovative digital health solutions and improved efficiencies.”

“DoctorPage and DocDoc share a common goal to generate more business for local doctors and dentists while providing the best possible service to patients,” said Max-F. Scheichenost, President. “By combining our complementary networks, we are well positioned for accelerated growth in a massive Asian market.”

Outgoing President and CTO John Sharp, who led the deal negotiations for DocDoc, said “This deal cements our reputation as Asia’s leading healthcare portal. I’m thrilled to have played a role in bringing our two companies together. It’s not only a ‘win-win’ for us, it’s a win-win for Asian doctors and consumers as well.”

About DocDoc

DocDoc is the fastest and most convenient way for patients to find the right doctor and book an appointment online in Singapore and South Korea. DocDoc solves an age-old business problem, efficiently filling a doctor’s appointment book with new and returning patients. Patients can easily look for doctors by searching through doctor profiles on our website, and once they find the right physician, they can view the time slots the doctor has available and then make an appointment. The company’s website and mobile site, its telephone concierge service, as well as its mobile app for iPhone, are free for patients.

About DoctorPage

DoctorPage aims to improve healthcare access across Asia by providing a user-friendly platform that enables users to search and book appointments with their preferred healthcare providers in a few simple clicks. A complementary customer relationship management system (CRM) is provided to the healthcare professionals to help optimize patient flow and clinic efficiency. Its iOS and iPad apps which are available for download on iTunes help patients find doctors and book medical appointments on-the-go. A free healthcare concierge service was recently launched to facilitate over-the-phone appointment booking, bringing greater convenience to its users.

For more information about DocDoc, please contact:
Jon Samsel, CMO, DocDoc
T: +65-6684-8880 / +65 9770 9866
E: jon.samsel@docdoc.com
http://docdoc.com

Source: DocDoc Pte. Ltd.

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June 14, 2013 at 9:23 am