Apollo Goes Digital, Launches Ask Apollo for Remote Patient Care

Monday, October 19, 2015

Apollo Hospitals introduced its soon-to-be-launched digital platform for healthcare, Ask Apollo, in Bengaluru on?Wednesday. The platform, which is due to be launched on Friday, aims to provide remote healthcare.

“Most of the patients at Apollo travel from very far. While some ailments require this travel, some can be treated remotely,” said Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals. “We want to help patients save on the unnecessary wastage of time and money in travelling to a hospital while providing them with the services of world-class, credible doctors,” she said.

Ask Apollo will allow for patients to interact with doctors at distant locations via video, voice and mail. Patients can explain their symptoms to the doctor face-to-face enabling the latter to prescribe treatment for the same. The idea here is to provide patients with timely access to the right doctors.

The first-of-its-kind platform in the country has been developed over a period of nine months with an investment of Rs 1.5 crore. The JMD?said Apollo?developed it in partnership with HealthNet Global, a Hyderabad-based emergency and health care management services firm, and Vidyo.

 

Source: Deccan Herald (link opens in a new window)

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