Healthcare professionals has launched IQVIA’s HCPSpace, a mobile app to network and improve service delivery to their patients across Nigeria.
Speaking at the event in Lagos, Chairman of the occasion and President, Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, said the mobile app is a bridge-building tool that will encourage collaboration among healthcare providers whilst driving efficiency, performance and capacity utilization as well as innovation in the nation’s health space.
“I would like to commend IQVIA for trying to crack a problem that has remained with Nigeria for quite a while given the numbers of government committees that had been set up in the past to solve the challenge of inter-professional collaboration and promote harmony in the health space. This tool will be a blessing to the nation as it will radically alter Nigeria’s health landscape for good and help to reduce unnecessary competition among professionals,” he said.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the IQVIA’s HCPSpace Advisory Board, Dr. Femi Olugbile, said the app provides a platform to prepare for the imminent disruption of the nation’s health space.
He said: “All over the world, there is an increasing awareness that communication and collaboration are essential ingredients for the creation of a thriving, high-achieving healthy work force, as well as a system that delivers good quality healthcare to patients.”
“Nigeria is blessed with talented and highly skilled men and women in various healthcare professions. There is a need for them to be able to interact, both as separate groups with common professional interests sharing new processes, innovations, and continuous professional development activities, and also as members of an expanded team with a common interest in healthcare and advancing the interests of the patient,” Dr. Olugbile added.
IQVIA’s HCPSpace is a web and mobile-based platform designed to bring together all specialties and sub specialties of Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses, Medical Laboratory Scientists, and all other Healthcare Professionals, where they can connect with 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, find jobs and career opportunities across multiple regions in Africa and the Middle East.
The app was developed by the leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and human data science, IQVIA, which was formerly known as Quintiles IMS.
The event brought together various professionals from the health sector in Nigeria and West Africa.
Notable among them are the President of Nigeria Medical Association, Prof. Mike Ogirima; President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Pharm Ahmed Yakassai; the Executive Secretary, Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, Pharm. Sena Awittey; Representatives of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN); IQVIA and Nigerian representatives of overseas manufacturers.