Meet GES Delegate: Trabelsi Rebaï Hamida

Organization Name: AlloTabib (http://allotabib.net)

Twitter handle:@AlloTabib

Country of Origin: Tunisia

Email : didourebai@gmail.com/ contact@allotabib.net

https://medium.com/@Allotabib/why-allotabib-should-exist-in-tunisia-5ddbe58f94d3#.5w4q7s827

Brief Description of Organization: A cloud healthcare scheduling service, AlloTabib allows patients to easily find a conveniently located and available doctor and book an appointment online. Doctors can manage their appointments — either using AlloTabib exclusively or in conjunction with existing systems — to provide a more efficient service to their patients. For health professionals, Allotabib has created the first service to manage medical appointments and develop their patient base. Our company mission is improving healthcare access. Patients can see each doctor’s schedule, along with qualifications, patient reviews, photos, and more to help choose the practitioner who best fits their needs. Patients simply select a timeslot and complete a brief checkout process to book an appointment. Patients will also receive email and text message appointment reminders for added convenience. The service eliminates time-consuming phone calls so that patients can book doctors anytime, even when the doctor’s office is closed. So, AlloTabib helps Tunisian patients get faster care by revealing a hidden supply of doctor appointments (including many last-minute cancellations) and making them instantly available online.This transparency reduces patients’ long wait times and increases efficiency for local medical practices — a vital service given the country’s current doctor shortage.

Who Am I ?

A software engineer graduated from the national school of engineers Carthage, Tunisia, with a lot of passion in web and mobile development, I believe that I can help improving my country by building solutions in the healthcare or education sector. I have more than 7 years of experience in software development, have worked in multinational companies, and I have managed some projects using Microsoft technologies.

As Founder of AlloTabib, I work to inspire and motivate my team to achieve our goals and influence valuable changes. I am always open to new ideas coming from team members and consult with them frequently to encourage and support independent thinking. I believe in establishing an open discussion for decision-making. I recognize the skills of key team members and utilize their strengths to the benefit of the team.

I’m the founder of a new community: Tunisian .NET Community (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8494867) that will help people learn .NET technologies to improve their skills and find a job in this domain.

http://dotnet-tunisian-community.azurewebsites.net/

What inspired you to start this organization?

The idea of AlloTabib was inspired by a personal experience. My father suffered from diabetes, and required constant visits to the endocrinologist. However, trying for weeks to book an appointment, and spending long hours in crowded reception areas became frustrating. I decided to take matters into my own hands, and came up with a solution that could improve the healthcare experience. I worked shoulder-to-shoulder with my husband, Mohamed Trabelsi, a senior systems administrator, to develop the website, and launched it in 2015. I have been working on the web application of AlloTabib, as well as the mobile application; Mohamed Trabelsi is the administrator, ensuring that the website remains secure and available at all times, regardless of the number of connected users.

What is the next big step you hope to help your organization reach?

AlloTabib’s success hasn’t gone unnoticed. The healthcare service was selected to compete in the Arab Mobile Challenge 2016. The website was also selected for the Microsoft BizSpark Challenge, a global three-year program that helps startups succeed by giving free access to Microsoft cloud services, software, and support.

We still need support and investment to grow up and we would like to join up with strategic partners who can help us raise funds to build our marketing strategy and reach more doctors and patients in faster time.

What inspired you to start this organization?

The idea of AlloTabib was inspired by a personal experience. My father suffered from diabetes, and required constant visits to the endocrinologist. However, trying for weeks to book an appointment, and spending long hours in crowded reception areas waiting for their turn, became too frustrating.
So, I decided to take matters into my own hands, and came up with a solution that could improve healthcare experience, I worked shoulder-to-shoulder with my husband Mohamed Trabelsi, a senior systems administrator,to develop the website, and launched it in 2015. I have been working on the web application of AlloTabib, as well as the mobile application; Mohamed Trabelsi is the administrator, ensuring that the website remains secure and available at all times, regardless of the number of connected users.

What is the next big step you hope to help your organization reach?

AlloTabib’s success hasn’t gone unnoticed. The healthcare service was selected to compete in the Arab Mobile Challenge 2016. The website was also selected for the Microsoft BizSpark Challenge, a global three-year program that helps startups succeed by giving free access to Microsoft cloud services, software, and support.
But we still need support and investment to grow up and we would like to join up with strategic partners who can help us raising funds to build our marketing strategy, get more doctors and patients in faster time.

What has been your biggest obstacle as an entrepreneur?

Building a new healthcare technology from scratch with very limited team was one of the biggest challenges, we are proud of where our ambition has taken them, but we realize there is still a long way to go. the first obstacle is certainly the funding, we tried to use our energy and money to start this project but we didn’t get any support in Tunisia, so you find us in every international competition because here, they can’t believe that we can move healthcare to a new step : digital healthcare change.

Next Step ?

In the future, AlloTabib will help pregnant women remember appointments with their gynecologist or labs for any medical analysis, while doctors can post their advice in relation to nutrition and all phases of pregnancy in a Blog an interactive Patient Record.