Integrating Healthcare with Mobile Technology

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With home healthcare gaining traction worldwide, the healthcare industry is approaching an exciting paradigm. Governments and companies are seeking to shift towards a completely autonomous patient-centric health system by integrating mobile technology with healthcare applications, now known as “mHealth”.

With a usage of almost 7 billion mobile phones in 2014, the ubiquity of mobile technology offers tremendous opportunities for the healthcare industry to make healthcare more accessible, faster, better and cheaper. In fact, many countries are already jumping on the bandwagon.

MyDoc, an integrated healthcare communications platform, is a duo collaboration between August Capital Partners, a Singapore-based institutional investment firm and SPRING SEEDS Capital, a Singapore government-backed investment fund.

The platform advances ‘telehealth’, to remotely deliver healthcare, by merging various communications and record-keeping functions into one easy-to-use platform. Functions currently include virtual consultations by voice, video and text, peer-to-peer messaging, appointment scheduling and personal health diaries. It links multiple provider groups including GPs, specialists, hospitals and nursing homes, and also enables secure and efficient information sharing between providers about their patients.

As Ms Suzzane Sweerman (Executive Director, South East Asia, NFIA) points out, “Health is dropping into a perfect storm, enabling and accelerating the already pervasive global trends in healthcare. A wealthier, technology-savvy Asia prepared to throw its weight behind finding innovative pathways to take it to the next level.”

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For more information on innovative healthcare solutions or investing in the Netherlands, contact the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency: Ms Suzanne Sweerman, Executive Director, South East Asia, at Tel: +65 6739 1135, Email: sweerman@nfia-singapore.com / Ms Adeline Tan, Senior Project Manager at Tel: +65 6739 1137, Email: tan@nfia-singapore.com or visit www.nfia-singapore.com.

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