Qatar’s Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) will implement a new appointment system in the Women’s Hospital outpatient department, which is expected to reduce patient waiting times.

The new system will make three significant improvements to streamline the existing system, The Peninsula reports.

Changes include a specific time for patients to have an individual appointment with doctors, a new streamlined patient check-in process and an improved waiting area, the newspaper reports.

The time and duration of the appointment will be decided according to patient needs, the newspaper reports.

The new system will be introduced on 1 November 2009.