Bayer launches telemedicine platform for endometriosis in Malaysia
Pharmaceutical company Bayer has partnered with digital health company DoctorOnCall and the Endometriosis Association of Malaysia (MyEndosis) to launch a telehealth platform dedicated to endometriosis.
Endometriosis, a condition that affects one in ten women worldwide, occurs when the lining of the uterus grows into other tissues or organs outside the uterus.
The new telemedicine service offers online consultations with DoctorOnCall obstetricians and gynecologists. Free teleconsultation will be offered to patients for a period of three months starting in June.
“Given that comparatively more women in Asia are affected by this condition, we see great importance in collaborating with Bayer to launch this first-ever dedicated endometriosis platform in Malaysia,” said Chiak Tang, COO of DoctorOnCall.
MyEndosis President and Founder, Surita Mogan, noted that “telehealth platforms are powerful tools and ways to educate women about endometriosis and empower them to speak up about their pain and seek treatment early by making informed decisions about their health.” meet condition”.
“With the increasing use of digital health platforms, particularly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as more and more people become digitally savvy, we see the importance of unlocking telemedicine as a resource for the benefit of physicians and patients in advancing the medical management of endometriosis to improve,” Yamini Prakash, Country Manager of Bayer Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, also said.
NHA updates health ID app
India’s national health authority has launched an updated version of its health ID app.
The revamped Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) mobile app on the Google Play Store, formerly the National Digital Health Mission Health Records, features a new user interface and additional functionality that allows users to easily access their health records via their smartphones.
Via the app uSerers mainly create their health id address which can belinked to their 14-digit ABHA number.
The updated version also now allows them to upload their own paper health records and share those health records, such as diagnostic reports, prescriptions and vaccination certificates, with the ABDM network of healthcare providers.
Other new features of the app are the option to edit the profile; Link and unlink ABHA numbers to Health ID address; and login via face and other biometric authentication.
A QR code scanFeature to quickly register with all ABDM compliant healthcare facilities will come later in the app.
The telemedicine platform DoctorOnCall expands its network with PERDIM doctors
Malaysian digital health platform DoctorOnCall has signed a memorandum of understanding with Pertubuhan Doctor–Doctor Islam Malaysia or PERDIM, an organization of Muslim general practitioners in Malaysia.
The agreement adds PERDIM doctors to the network of healthcare providers on DoctorOnCall. You will be able, tap reviewed the platform’s broad customer baseListing of their services such as teleconsultation and home surveillance.
DoctorOnCall currently has over a thousand doctors serving around 700,000 patients.
DoctorOnCall consolidates healthcare products and services offered by its partner healthcare providers and professionals onto a single platform. According to Hazwan Najib, its director and co-founder, the company is committed to building a network of healthcare providers across Malaysia as part of its mission to make healthcare more accessible.
PERDIM President Dr. Boi Saidi bin Abdul Razak added that their partnership “will help doctors unlock new opportunities in healthcare.”
IntelliCentrics, partner of Taiwan Life, offers telehealth services for international travelers
Hong Kong-listed health technology company IntelliCentrics has signed a memorandum of understanding with insurance company Taiwan Life Insurance Co. to offer online health services to Taiwanese going abroad.
IntelliCentrics claims that international travelers constitute a “huge, underserved market” where individuals need access to medical care while abroad.
The partnership with Taiwan Life will offer health consultations to Taiwanese travelers through the online platform IntelliCentrics.
According to a press statement, they will use local partners, including telemedicine provider EU Care, to support its new healthcare service.
The telemedicine service will be rolled out after the partners investigate further mutual benefits and obtain necessary government approvals.
DOC2US supports Watsons Malaysia’s new telemedicine service
Malaysian telemedicine provider DOC2US has entered into a strategic partnership with health and beauty retailer Watsons Malaysia to connect its physician network to the latter’s consumer base.
The partnership will give Watsons clients access to online health consultations with DOC2US doctors via the Watsons Malaysia mobile app.
It also allows them to receive e-prescriptions issued by select Watsons stores, said Caryn Loh, managing director of Watsons Malaysia.
For the CEO and co-founder of DOC2US, Dr. Raymond Choy, collaborating with Watsons is a step towards bridging the gap between physicians and the pharmaceutical community.
“For the majority of patients, the first port of call is usually the pharmacy,” he said. Pharmacies are also the place where digital health can support both pharmacists and doctors in serving more patients across barriers.