From a student initiated venture idea to making it to the finals of the Wharton Business Plan competition, DocAsap has been an amazing experience for us. As we learned more about the problems and the possible solutions for easing access to care DocAsap became more than a business for us, it became a mission.
With cancellation rates of over 50% in some practices there is a lot of hidden capacity in the system that neither you nor I get access to. In this age of free information flow, we continue waiting for weeks to get our kids seen by a pediatrician or ending up in emergency rooms to wait for hrs before getting needed care.
DocAsap hopefully would solve these problems.
Showing real time inventory of appointments online would help cater the demand and fill up those otherwise wasted slots. Doctors who are still building their practices would have the legitimate way of communicating that they are available, have great credentials and are just few miles away. Getting care would be easier. Who knows we may even drive significant reduction in costs in the whole system and help more people get access to care. All this seem like a dream today, but sure we have a vision to drive that change.
Congrats again to all the Wharton BPC finalists.