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Zydus Hospitals in India has deployed health IT and online wellness solutions provider healow’s Telehealth solution amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Hospitals and medical institutions can use healow Telehealth to conduct televisits and facilitate online care for patients.
More than 30 hospitals in India have activated the telehealth solution within the first week of launch in the country, said healow. The solution is also being used in the US.
Commenting on the new solution, Zydus Hospitals chairman Pankaj Patel said: “We are connecting with patients and offering consultations from the safety of their homes.
“Even specialised consultations such as endocrinologists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists or pediatric neurology can be conducted remotely, eliminating the risk of travel and contact with those infected with Covid-19.
“Moreover, we are eliminating the risk to our doctors, nurses and other caregivers as well.”
healow Telehealth comes with no upfront cost and 24 hour deployments. It can be joined using a smartphone, laptop or desktop by following a link sent via SMS or email.
Patients can fill out questionnaires before the telehealth visit to enable a more productive visit, noted healow.
In addition, the assessment can be optimised by patients providing their vitals on the healow platform prior to the appointment.
Patients will be able to review treatment and visit summary via a healow Telehealth portal.
healow CEO and co-founder Girish Navani said: “With the national lockdown in India announced on 24 March, eClinicalWorks is proud to offer healow Telehealth services to physicians, expanding access to care for those who need it at any time, on any device and from anywhere.”
To date, India has reported approximately 19,980 confirmed cases and 640 deaths.