Health tech suppliers offering support during Corona Virus Outbreak
Dr. Ruchir Mehra, CEO of Remedo, said: "Coronavirus is a worldwide emergency and technology can play a very powerful part in helping the public to stay safe at home and get access to their doctors digitally. Reaching their doctors through online consultation is a great way to provide that."
accuRx, Modality Systems, Refero and X-on have pitched in to ensure doctors have the tools to support patients who may have symptoms of the virus or are in self-isolation, to limit the spread of coronavirus.
This includes accuRx, the UK start-up behind the Chain SMS service, which lets GP practices send text messages to patients, asking them to book tests, send follow-up information after an appointment, and lets them know when a prescription is ready to collect.
In response to growing concerns about Covid-19, accuRx announced it developed two new products; video consultation and pre-appointment screening.
Jacob Haddad, co-founder of accuRx, tweeted to say the company was also “developing a version for hospital staff to conduct outpatient appointments”.