IQVIA, provider of innovative, information technology solutions and human data science, recently announced plans to launch a digital healthcare platform that will deepen networking and professional collaboration among health care providers.
The company, formerly known as Quintiles IMS says the digital solution will help stem the ugly trend of inter-professional rivalry in Nigeria’s health sector.
With the IQVIA HCPSpace platform, all specialties and sub specialties of Doctors – Pharmacists, Nurses, Medical Laboratory Scientists, and all other Healthcare Professionals can connect to peers, follow Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), discuss medical cases, establish public/private groups, view videos for increased knowledge, earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points from content provided by approved bodies and KOLs and find jobs and career opportunities across multiple regions in Africa and the Middle East.
The platform is device-independent, mobile-responsive and optimised, and available for free download as native IOS and Android apps in the relevant app stores. As a social tool that leverages technology and human insight, IQVIA HCPSpace will radically alter Nigeria’s health landscape for good, according to experts.
Speaking on the impending launch, Remi Adeseun, Country Manager, IQVIA West Africa, said; ‘we believe in collaboration and networking in an environment that can be trusted and one which is dedicated to verified healthcare professionals across Nigeria, Africa as a whole and the Middle East. The IQVIA HCPSpace will help improve the Healthcare Professionals’ practice, patient experience and produce desired healthcare outcomes.’
It would be recalled that a Communiqué was issued at the end of the Inter-Professional Collaboration Symposium organised by the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN.
The event which held mid last year at the University of Lagos encapsulated an 8-points resolution, and identified the concept of universal communication and collaboration among healthcare professionals that is yielding documented benefits and gains in the healthcare sector across the world.
Jumoke Akiyode Lawanson