The daily monitoring system for potential patients helps in pre-test triage from home and provides appropriate guidance as needed. This is in addition to Aster’s existing free teleconsultation service for COVID-19.
Gurugram/ 14 April 2020- Aster DM Healthcare and MphRx today announced a partnership to launch the COVID-19 Self Checker, a digital tool to help Aster’s patients to screen for COVID-19 symptoms, assess their risk and educate them on the appropriate next steps.
A link is made available on Aster DM Healthcare’s corporate and hospital websites, along with their social media channels, for their patients, to access a secure online questionnaire that allows them to report their current health symptoms and travel history. Based on their responses, the tool provides the user credentials to access the patient app, along with a risk rating for their exposure to COVID-19. The tool then sends them alerts and reminders each day to further track the progression of their symptoms. Depending on the responses on the app, the patient is automatically triaged and then put on pre-defined care workflows. A high-risk patient shall receive an advisory notification with guidelines to call the government’s hotline number while a medium/low-risk patient is assigned to a self-quarantine care plan, which sends them daily reminders to report their symptoms, temperature, and educational videos to help them take care of themselves.
MphRx and Aster collaborated to deploy the tool within 48 hours to assist the rising number of queries on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Veneeth Purushotaman, Group CIO, Aster DM Healthcare, said, “The Aster COVID-19 Self-assessment tool is not just another ChatBot or App that informs the person of the potential risk profile and provide additional instructions. Instead, this tool provides them with a personalized dashboard that can be accessed through their Web or Mobile devices. The app continues the engagement every day to keep assessing any changes in their risk profile while providing them educational content on self-quarantine, hand hygiene, and more. The platform also extends access to the Aster Tele-consultation for anyone who wishes to initiate it.”
The tool is powered by Minerva, MphRx’s Digital Transformation platform. This deployment is an example of how fast health systems can be enabled to rapidly deploy scalable and transformative applications to help patients access care – even in such challenging and unforeseen times.
“We are extremely pleased to have partnered with Aster to bring this tool to our fellow citizens in India. We have been following the situation on the ground globally as all our customers are on the frontlines in this fight against COVID-19. We realized that risk with COVID-19 is how symptoms vary in individuals and also change over time, often leading to rapid deterioration of their respiratory functions. It’s therefore absolutely necessary to go beyond just a one-time check and track these symptoms daily across the entire population,” said Varun Anand, Co-founder & COO, MphRx.
Chetan Uberoy, Co-founder & CTO, MphRx, added, “The only way to beat the virus is to ensure that we can aggressively test, triage and monitor patients in the community and help reduce the risk of further transmission. We are trying to play a small role in this fight against this pandemic by streamlining this process using our extensible platform,
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About Aster DM Healthcare
Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in multiple GCC states and is an emerging healthcare player in India. With an inherent emphasis on clinical excellence, we are one of the few entities in the world with a strong presence across primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary healthcare through our hospitals and clinics. We have over 20,000 plus dedicated employees across the geographies that we are present in, delivering a simple yet strong promise to our different stakeholders: “We’ll treat you well.” We reach out to all economic segments in the GCC states through our differentiated healthcare services across the “Aster”, “Medcare” and “Access” brands.
MphRx, Inc. is a rapidly growing healthcare technology company headquartered in New York City, with offices in Australia, UK, India, Singapore, and Brazil. MphRx is an ISO 13485, ISO 27001 certified organization.
MphRx’s Minerva is an enterprise-level SMART on FHIR digital healthcare platform, engineered to aggregate data from disparate IT systems to build a unified longitudinal patient health record. Minerva’s capabilities are configurable to deliver scalable digital transformation through dedicated cloud deployments. The platform is deployed in over 20 countries and manages over three-hundred million patient records. Minerva has enabled large health systems to aggregate healthcare data and orchestrates workflows across complex and diverse technology environments using a unique vendor-neutral approach. The platform complies with HIPAA, GDPR, and other global data protection acts.
Learn more about the COVID-19 Triaging and Telehealth solution – https://bit.ly/2XzjRM4
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