USSD-Based Appointment System

USSD-Based Appointment SystemUSSD-Based Appointment System

The first appointment scheduling system based on Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) was inaugurated at Tehran’s Shahid Modarres Medical Center. The integrated system was set up on the center’s communication network and will be piloted for a year. It is seen as an efficient way to facilitate the large number of patients who visit medical centers following reforms in the health sector, reports ISNA. The system will cut unnecessary costs and save time in case patients want to reschedule appointments. Besides, making appointments will also be feasible via mobile applications, Internet, or simply over the phone.