ZocDoc

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ZocDoc
ZocDoc logo.png
Developer(s) ZocDoc, Inc.
Initial release April 2007 (2007-04)
Development status Active
Operating system Android, iOS, Any
Available in English, Spanish
Type Specialized scheduling service
License Freeware
Alexa rank positive decrease 6,646 (April 2014)[1]
Website www.zocdoc.com

ZocDoc is an online medical care scheduling service, providing free of charge medical care search facility for end users by integrating information about medical practices and doctors' individual schedules in a central location.

Business model[edit]

ZocDoc provides a scheduling system on paid subscription basis for medical personnel. The scheduling system can be accessed by subscribers both as an online service and via the deployed office calendar software, or integrated with their websites.[2] The subscriber's schedules are available to the end users – patients – free of charge.

The end user-searchable database includes specialties, range of services, office locations, photographs, personnel educational background and user-submitted reviews.[3][4] For each doctor the users are able to review the free slots in the schedule and make appointments for specific time slots.[5]

Availability[edit]

The service was launched during the TechCrunch40 conference in 2007.[5] Initially limited to Manhattan,[2] the service used by more than 6 million people per month, has further expanded to cover 40% of the U.S. population across 2000+ cities.[4][6][7] [8][9] In these areas the service may be used as Android,[10] iOS or web application,[8] as well as Spanish-language version with the launch of ZocDoc en Español.[11] In October 2012, the company launched its first new product since inception: ZocDoc Check-in. This feature allows patients to fill out their paperwork online in advance of their visit.[12] As of June 2013, the company had raised over $95 million in venture capital from investors including Khosla Ventures, Goldman Sachs, and DST Global.[13]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ "Zocdoc.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b c Montalbano, Elizabeth (April 4, 2009), "ZocDoc Takes Pain out of Making Appointments", PC World, retrieved July 30, 2012 
  3. ^ a b Montalbano, Elizabeth (January 22, 2010), "Click here to see the doctor", CNN, retrieved July 30, 2012 
  4. ^ a b c Urvaksh, Karkaria (July 1, 2011), "ZocDoc developing prescription for doctor’s office", Atlanta Business Chronicle, retrieved July 30, 2012 
  5. ^ a b c "ZocDoc: I Hope You Are Not Too Good to Be True", TechCrunch, December 7, 2010, retrieved December 4, 2012 
  6. ^ a b Galewitzy, Phil (January 3, 2011), "Medical practices increasingly allow online appointments", USA Today, retrieved July 30, 2012 
  7. ^ a b "ZocDoc CEO: We'll be nationwide by end of year - Fortune Tech", CNN, March 5, 2014, retrieved March 5, 2014 
  8. ^ a b c Brody, Barbara (May 13, 2011), "An Easier Way to Schedule A Doctor's Appointment", Woman's Day, retrieved July 30, 2012 
  9. ^ a b "ZocDoc CrunchBase Profile", Crunchbase, November 27, 2012, retrieved December 4, 2012 
  10. ^ a b Parsons, Chris (July 26, 2011), "ZocDoc launches free Android app - Instantly book doctor appointments from your device", Android Central, retrieved July 30, 2012 
  11. ^ a b "New ZocDoc en Español helps Hispanics locate Spanish-speaking doctors", VOXXI, June 27, 2012, retrieved December 4, 2012 
  12. ^ a b Heussner, Ki Mae (October 4, 2012), "No more clipboards: ZocDoc lets patients check in online", Gigaom, retrieved December 4, 2012 
  13. ^ TAYLOR, COLLEEN. "Medical E-Booking Platform ZocDoc Opens Up $55 Million In New Convertible Debt". TechCrunch. 

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