TechnowaiT plays the waiting game


TechnowaiTAs our population ages, waiting times in doctors’ surgeries and emergency rooms are only going to get lengthier.


Indentifying a business opportunity in cutting waiting times, TechnowaiT’s 1-2-3-Go! service allows patients to leave the waiting room and go elsewhere to pass the time until it’s their turn to be seen.


Patients begin by registering at the doctor’s office and taking a number. They can then go anywhere where they’re reachable by phone.


By calling in regularly to an interactive system, they can find out via an automated message how many people are still ahead of them, and how much waiting time still remains.


As their turn approaches, they can then return to the clinic just in time to be called. Eventually, TechnowaiT aims to add phone alerts so that patients can get notified half an hour before it’s their turn.


Imagine the popularity of such a concept among health practitioners, and patients, here in Australia. What else could a start-up offer to improve the waiting experience for patients?

Since 2010 StartupSmart has been Australia’s no.1 publication for the startup community and those interested in the startup movement globally. Publishing news, information and advice daily, and placing itself squarely at the centre of the government’s national innovation agenda, StartupSmart is a leading participant in the momentum that surrounds the world’s focus on technology, creativity and entrepreneurialism.