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 presents 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 medication 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 most fitted for his or her wants. Dr. HK’s community of outpatient clinics, which normally function throughout the daytime, presents prolonged service hours till 9 pm.
For now, the app has onboarded greater than 60 medical doctors of varied specialities. CMHK stated 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. The town lately went by the fifth wave of infections that started in February and peaked in early March.
“[CMHK] has been devoted to its company duties and in combating the pandemic along with Hong Kong,” CEO and Director Sean Lee shared throughout the launch of its cell well being app.
He added: “By bridging each events’ benefits in communications know-how and good medical care, we hope that the launch of Dr. HK with Heals could promote the event of good medical care, in long term, to supply the general public a brand new medical choice whereas assuaging the stress on the medical employees”.
CMHK and Heals additionally goal to broaden their cell well being app’s protection throughout China’s Larger Bay Space, overlaying Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau.
“[A]s insurance policies of the Larger Bay Space give rise to inhabitants mobility and an built-in medical system, we look ahead to advancing the medical platform with CMHK, providing omni-care for sufferers, combining on-line digital care on 5G with auxiliary house care,” Heals CEO Ben Li stated.
THE LARGER TREND
Telecommunications firms have been supporting the digital transformation efforts of healthcare suppliers by connectivity. Certainly one of them is Huawei, which has been deploying its 5G applied sciences in Thai hospitals. With Huawei’s assist, the Siriraj Hospital of Mahidol College opened late final 12 months 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 Middle as a 5G good hospital by constructing its enterprise-dedicated 5G community. The corporate can also be identified for its robotic well being applied sciences, together with its lately developed care robots that are being piloted to assist the psychological well being of single seniors.