In theory, making an appointment is a simple act, especially since the beginning of telephone. However, it turns out to be a daily multifaced challenge for the patient and especially for the medical team.
My focus is to help patients get an appointment with a doctor. My job is to coordinate a team developing and implementing innovative solutions to simplify the booking process for the doctors and the patients.
A good entrepreneur must be enthusiastic and convincing, structured, hardworking and persevering. Whatever the business case and the sector are, only the implementation makes the difference.
The idea behind Doctena was to build a long term concept which aims to improve people’s daily lives. In 2013, three partners chose to tackle the subject of medical appointments. A few months later, the platform Doctena was launched in Luxembourg.
It quickly became clear that both patients and practitioners were responsive to this innovative tool. Due to the project's ongoing success and its fast growth it expands its activities to Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany.
Since 2016, Doctena has joined forces with four competitors: DocBook (Belgium), Doxter (Germany), Terminland (Germany) and Sanmax (Belgium). Doctena is now the leading medical booking platform in Europe.
3 Key success factors
Relationship of trust with our customers
We are not looking to sell at any cost but to provide useful solutions to practitioners. As a result of this approach, we don’t only set up the Doctena administration system at the practice; a long term relationship is built with our customers (private training in the use of the Doctena system, frequent follow up visits, assistance calls, …) Furthermore, while we strongly believe in our product we are always open to criticism.