Healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments. Healthcare is delivered by health professionals in allied health fields which means they are providing a service; hence Healthcare Services.
Yazom has often termed an Electronic Health Records (EHR) or Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system - we are not. Yazom provides ease of service interaction among healthcare providers and consumers. ZOM is its complement and is a form of ‘insurance’ through incentivization by action authentication. A standard Electronic Health Records system is “doctor-facing” meaning it caters to the doctors first then considers the consumers afterwards. Yazom reverses this approach by asking questions that are “consumer-facing”:
- If you’re feeling unwell, what healthcare provider do you contact?
- Will they be available?
- Will they be able to locate your file?
- If this is a different provider, will you be able to provide information about past visits to other healthcare providers?
- If you would like a second opinion, do you have enough detail after your visit with the healthcare provider of your choice?
- If you are in another country or foreign location, will the task be more daunting? Particularly if you are prescribed medication?
In essence, Yazom’s platform focuses on the consumer but also provides tools for healthcare providers by implementing an ecosystem.
Yazom is to making healthcare services universally accessible for everyone.
Yazom is headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica with rapid expansion plans for the region and onwards.
Though primarily considered a healthcare services platform that provides services for Consumers and Healthcare Providers. As of January 2017, Yazom has captured a majority share of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) market within its founding country’s major regions. (Kingston, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay). These are also primary tourist destinations which translate to easier access to healthcare services for visitors from other countries.
In recent years, the Universal Health Coverage movement has gained global momentum, with the World Health Assembly and the United Nations General Assembly calling on countries to “urgently and significantly scale up efforts to accelerate the transition towards universal access to affordable and quality healthcare services.” - World Bank Group