Bayer has launched a telehealth platform for endometriosis in Malaysia
Pharmaceutical firm Bayer has partnered with digital health company DoctorOnCall and the Malaysian Endometriosis Association (MyEndosis) to launch a telehealth platform dedicated to endometriosis.
Endometriosis, a condition that affects one in 10 women worldwide, when the endometrium grows into other tissues or organs outside the womb.
The new telehealth service will provide online consultation with obstetricians-gynecologists from DoctorOnCall. For three months from June, patients will be given free teleconsultation.
“As more and more women in Asia are affected by this condition, we see a lot of significance in working with Bayer to launch this first dedicated endometriosis platform in Malaysia,” said DoctorOnCall COO Chiak Tang.
“Telehealth platforms are a powerful tool and a way to educate women about endometriosis, empowering them to express their pain and make quick decisions by making informed decisions about their condition,” said Surita Mogan, president and founder of Myendosis.
“With the increasing use of digital health platforms, especially since the COVID-19 epidemic began and as more people become digitally aware, we see the importance of tapping telehealth as an asset to benefit physicians and patients to improve the medical management of endometriosis,” Yamini said. The main divisions of the country divisions of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei also commented.
NHA upgrades the Health ID app
The National Health Authority of India has launched an upgraded version of its Health ID app.
Formerly National Digital Health Mission’s Health Records, the revised Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) mobile app in the Google Play Store has a new user interface and an additional functionality that allows users to easily access their health records via their smartphones.
U through the appsers mainly create their health ID address which can be Attached to their 14-digit ABHA number.
The updated version now allows them to upload their own paper health records as well as share these health records, such as diagnostic reports, prescriptions and immunization certificates, on ABDM’s network of healthcare providers.
Other new features of the app include the option to edit the profile; Link and unlink ABHA number from Health ID address; And login via face and other biometric authentication.
A QR code scan The function to quickly register for any ABDM-compliant health benefits will come later in the app.
Telehealth platform adds PERDIM doctors to DoctorOnCall’s network
Malaysia’s digital health platform DoctorOnCall Pertubuhan has signed a memorandum of understanding with Doktor-Doktor Islam Malaysia or PERDIM, an organization of Muslim general practitioners in Malaysia.
The agreement adds PERDIM doctors to DoctorOnCall’s network of healthcare providers. They will be able toap by the platform’s extensive consumer base List their services, such as teleconsultation and home monitoring.
At present, DoctorOnCall has over one thousand physicians serving about 700,000 patients.
DoctorOnCall integrates healthcare products and services offered by its partner healthcare providers and professionals into a single platform. According to its director and co-founder Hajwan Najib, the company is committed to building a network of healthcare providers across Malaysia to make healthcare more accessible.
PERDIM President Dr Boi Saidi bin Abdul Razak added that their partnership would “help unlock new possibilities for medical professionals in providing healthcare”.
Intelligentex, Taiwan Life’s partner to provide 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 provide online healthcare services to Taiwanese nationals traveling abroad.
IntelliCentrics claims that international travelers create a “huge, incomplete market” where individuals also need access to healthcare while abroad.
Its partnership with Taiwan Life will provide health advice to travelers in Taiwan through the IntelliCentrics online platform.
According to a press release, tHey will tap local partners, including EUHEL, the telehealth provider, to support their new healthcare.
The telehealth service will be launched after the partners explore more mutual benefits and get the necessary government approval.
DOC2US Watson powers Malaysia’s new telehealth service
Watson, a Malaysian telemedicine provider and DOC2US health and beauty retailer, has entered into a strategic partnership with Malaysia to connect its network of doctors with the next consumer base.
The partnership will give Watsons customers access to online health counseling with DOC2US doctors through the Watsons Malaysia mobile app.
It also allows them to receive e-prescriptions, which are distributed from selected Watsons stores, said Carin Lowe, managing director of Watson Malaysia.
For Dr. Raymond Choy, CEO and co-founder of DOC2US, their tie-up with Watsons is a step towards bridging the gap between the medical and pharmaceutical communities.
“For most patients, the first point of their care is usually the pharmacy,” he said. He added that pharmacies are also where digital health can help both pharmacists and physicians overcome barriers and serve more patients.