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Kuwait Cancer Control Center

Reminds its patients of their appointments using SharperReminders. Improves its public image.



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Kuwait Cancer Control Center


Founded in 1968, Kuwait Cancer Control Center (KCCC) is a comprehensive center dedicated entirely to provide Cancer Care across the State of Kuwait. KCCC utilizes all available resources to serve cancer patients with a wide number of competent medical staff and several available treatment modalities. KCCC is a governmental center affiliated to the Kuwait ministry of health.

The center is primarily made up of:

  • Hussain Makki Al-Juma building for Specialized Surgery
  • Sheikha Badriya Al-Sabah Medical Oncology Building
  • Faisal Sultan Ibn Issa Diagnostic Imaging building
  • and Bahbahani building for hematology and stem cell transplantation.

Three areas of cancer treatment are represented:

  • The surgical oncology team
  • The medical oncology team
  • and the radiation oncology team

With over 600 highly qualified medical oncology staff, KCCC is a 200 bed hospital complex located in Shuwaikh. KCCC treats over 2000 new cancer patients each year from Kuwait and the region.

Business Needs & Challenges

Like most public healthcare services, Nuclear Medicine Department at Al-Kuwait Cancer Control Center is usually overbooked. In order to facilitate the flood of patients that require radiology-related diagnostics, the hospital opted to register patients for appointments. At the time of an appointment, patients would be served based on who's appointment is the earliest. This helped manage the expectations of the patients and improved the overall productivity of radiology staff.

Yet again, many patients would either arrive late, or completely forget about their appointment. Despite every effort to commit to the appointments schedule, some patients would tend to forget their appointment, especially if the timespan between booking and the actual appointment is longer than a week. The hospital needed a cost-effective way to remind its patients about their appointments early enough to help reduce this issue.

Characteristics of a viable solution

A viable solution should have the following capabilities:

  1. Deliver notifications via the very popular Short Message Service (SMS) to patients' mobiles.
  2. Automate the process of sending reminders. No manual labor should be needed.
  3. Allow changing the message template to suit the needs of the hospital.
  4. Provide ways to define one or more schedules for the delivery of messages.


Kuwait Cancer Control Center found that SharperReminders provides the necessary features to meet the requirements. The following features are made available:

  • Fetches appointments from the existing application automatically.
  • All users have to do is make sure the patient's mobile phone is registered.
  • Automatically cleans data and removes incorrect phone numbers..
  • Sends SMS reminders to all local telecommunications networks: Zain Ooredoo and Viva.
  • Templates can be configured to allow easy customization of messages by non-technical users.
  • Multiple schedules to send reminders.


Improved Patient Experience

Patients appreciate the personalized messages they receive. Now patients expect more from the hospital.

Wider Coverage

SMS is widespread. Every subscriber to a mobile service automatically gets SMS. Furthermore, more than 80% read their messages.

SMS is Personalized

Patients feel privileged, as the message they receive is personalized to their needs and appointment details.