Telecommunications agency China Cellular Hong Kong, along with well being tech firm Heals Healthcare, has unveiled its cell well being app for teleconsultations in Hong Kong.
Accessible on Android and iOS units, the brand new app known as Dr. HK provides a mixture of on-line and offline well being providers, together with entry to digital well being data, on-line outpatient clinic appointments, video consultations, and drugs supply.
On the app, customers can view the standing of clinic queues and opening occasions in real-time to seek for the well being service best suited for his or her wants. Dr. HK’s community of outpatient clinics, which often function through the daytime, provides prolonged service hours till 9 pm.
For now, the app has onboarded greater than 60 docs of varied specialities. CMHK mentioned it is going to proceed rising its medical community by partnering with extra hospitals and clinics.
WHY IT MATTERS
Dr. HK’s launch comes a day earlier than Hong Kong eases its COVID-19 protocols as circumstances go on a downtrend. Town not too long ago went via the fifth wave of infections that started in February and peaked in early March.
“[CMHK] has been devoted to its company obligations and in preventing the pandemic along with Hong Kong,” CEO and Director Sean Lee shared through the launch of its cell well being app.
He added: “By bridging each events’ benefits in communications expertise and good medical care, we hope that the launch of Dr. HK with Heals might promote the event of good medical care, in future, to supply the general public a brand new medical possibility whereas assuaging the strain on the medical employees”.
CMHK and Heals additionally goal to develop their cell well being app’s protection throughout China’s Higher Bay Space, masking Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau.
“[A]s insurance policies of the Higher Bay Space give rise to inhabitants mobility and an built-in medical system, we stay up for advancing the medical platform with CMHK, providing omni-care for sufferers, combining on-line digital care on 5G with auxiliary dwelling care,” Heals CEO Ben Li mentioned.
THE LARGER TREND
Telecommunications corporations have been supporting the digital transformation efforts of healthcare suppliers via connectivity. One in all them is Huawei, which has been deploying its 5G applied sciences in Thai hospitals. With Huawei’s help, the Siriraj Hospital of Mahidol College opened late final yr its 5G good hospital, touted as the primary and largest in Southeast Asia.
South Korea’s KT Telecom has additionally been concerned within the transformation of Samsung Medical Heart as a 5G good hospital by constructing its enterprise-dedicated 5G community. The corporate can also be recognized for its robotic well being applied sciences, together with its not too long ago developed care robots that are being piloted to help the psychological well being of single seniors.