IQVIA, a global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and human data science, has launched a mobile application, HCPSpace, for health care professionals.
According to the Chairman, IQVIA HCPSpace Advisory Board, Dr. Femi Olugbile, the 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 health care professionals, to connect with peers, follow key opinion leaders and discuss medical cases.
He added that the professionals could establish public/private groups, view videos for increased knowledge, earn continuing professional development points from content provided by approved bodies and KOLs, find jobs and career opportunities across multiple regions in Africa and the Middle East.
He said the application was built in line with the growing domestication of technology for personal and professional use across the world.
Olugbile also noted that health care around the world faced imminent disruption as evidenced by an alliance announced recently by three heavyweights in Corporate America – Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase.
He stated that the HCPSpace provided a solid platform to prepare for the imminent disruption of the nation’s health space.
The Chairman of the occasion and President, Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, said that the IQVIA’s HCPSpace was a bridge-building tool that would encourage collaboration among health care providers whilst driving efficiency, performance and capacity utilisation as well as innovation in the nation’s health space as a whole.
He said, “I would like to commend the IQVIA for trying to crack a problem that has remained with Nigeria for quite a while given the number of government committees that had been set up in the past to address the challenge of inter-professional collaboration and promote harmony in the health space.”