Yes, yes. It’s Wednesday. As that’s out of the way, this time around the Tuesday Push is RevaHealth. In their own words, RevaHealth is a:
…healthcare search engine. We gather the information you want about health clinics in the UK and Ireland, and further afield, and display it all comparably.
I’ve come across RevaHealth in the past when looking for a dentist in Galway. It is handy to have a listing of lots of them all in once place; the only problem with services like this, however, is that as not a lot of Galway dentists seem to have signed up, it’s difficult to compare prices. The same is same of reviews (in Galway) which is a shame. I suppose this is a difficulty of building this type of service, you need to bring in users to get clinics involved, and visa versa. Having said that, there are reviews of services in some of the other cities I took a look at.
The foreign services sections on the site is really useful (and they have a handy information pack on Dental Tourism (pdf)). This is something that I’ve investigated before (before I heard of RevaHealth), and I found getting useful information, such as others’ experiences, very difficult. (I got a frosty reception from my dentist when I asked for advice on going elsewhere for cheaper services!).
The site itself is fairly well laid out. I found some issues with the results pages, for example, I found myself using the browser’s back button to get back to the search listing after viewing individual clinic details. I also think that a useful addition would be to make the Google Map on the search results page (in the tab “Dentists in Ireland Info”) clickable. At the moment, you can see the clinic name, but can’t get to the clinic’s details by clicking on it.
Although I’ve concentrated on dentists, RevaHealth provide listings for a wide range of health care clinics throughout the world; a full listing is on their homepage. Given the scope of the services being offered by RevaHealth, I think they’re a useful addition to niche search.
The Tuesday Push
The Tuesday Push is a community-driven approach to promote innovative Irish tech companies & services. You can nominate your company or product (if it fits the guidelines) using this form linked on this page.
I took a break from Tuesday Pushing activities for the last couple of pushes for a few reasons, but you can see a listing of other Tuesday Pushes done on this blog.