BookIT: Finland Reduces Queues for Swine Flu with Mobile Solution.

Vaccine WeeklyMarch 3, 2010New mobile apps for smartphones are receiving a lot of attention these days, but a Finnish firm, BookIT, continues to develop SMS- based solutions that make lives easier for all of us, even those of us with un-stylish, out-of-date, candy-bar clunkers.

Their latest application, iSMS[R] scheduling, allows medical centers to eliminate queues by scheduling and confirming appointments via text message. This service has already been launched in Finland and is ready for deployment

in the U.S (see also BookIT).The first medical center in Finland to use iSMS[R] appointment scheduling, Laakarikeskus, reported that the efficiency of BookIT iSMS[R] service exceeded expectations; in less than 24-hours more than 60% of patients used the text message service to schedule an H1N1 flu vaccination. …

Monday, Mar 15, 2010