Germany’s Bayer has launched Saudi Arabia’s first “digital hub” to enhance administration of pulmonary hypertension (PH), it has introduced.
The AAN Digital Hub – reportedly designed to handle gaps in analysis and remedy of the situation in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic – focuses on facilitating digital referrals for sufferers, in addition to enabling data change between major physicians and specialists and their sufferers.
“At Bayer, our sole function is to enhance the lives of individuals and we imagine that the digital transformation in healthcare affords us the chance to just do that for PH sufferers within the Kingdom,” stated Hussein El Hakim, Managing Director and Industrial Space Head of Prescription drugs at Saudi Arabia. “By having a centralised hub for consciousness, session, and referral, we can’t solely enhance the day-to-day administration of PH however enhance prevention via early analysis and frequent checks amongst sufferers.
“We look ahead to persevering with our assist for healthcare innovation within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia because it comes nearer to fulfilling Imaginative and prescient 2030.”
THE LARGER CONTEXT
Unveiled on the fifteenth Annual Convention of the Saudi Affiliation for Pulmonary Hypertension (SAPH), the AAN Digital Hub is a joint collaboration between Bayer and SAPH, the results of a “assembly of consultants to debate the way forward for PH remedy within the Kingdom.”
In addition to providing digital clinics and data change, the platform will even reportedly function an in depth registry of PH sufferers in Saudi Arabia for medical professionals.
Sufferers will be capable of entry the hub – out there on Android and iOS – in the course of the app’s subsequent launch, scheduled to launch between April and Could this yr.
There may be at present restricted publicly out there knowledge on the prevalence of PH within the Kingdom; nonetheless, one 2020 research has indicated that pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) was probably the most frequent reason for PH, whereas sufferers have been youthful at analysis in comparison with different teams.
ON THE RECORD
“With the administration of the COVID-19 pandemic taking priority, pulmonologists have been challenged in reaching PH sufferers and delivering the diagnostic and remedy capabilities they want,” stated Dr Abdullah Aldalaan, President at SAPH. “This known as for a digital-first resolution that may adapt to right this moment’s wants whereas aligning with the Nationwide Well being Transformation Program.
“With the nation’s first digital hub for PH remedy, we search to remotely deal with these challenges, shut the hole between sufferers and practitioners, and improve PH administration as a complete in Saudi Arabia.”