Samitivej launches multi-service 'Virtual Hospital' app in Thailand

Healthcare IT News | March 14, 2019

Samitivej Hospital Group, a private hospital brand in Thailand with a network of eight hospitals and owned by Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS), recently announced the launch of its one-stop Virtual Hospital app, offering three key services: Teleconsultation – a remote telemedicine consultation service that provides round-the-clock medical advice via a video call with Samitivej’s doctors and nurses. Test@Home – patients can have their blood samples taken in the comfort of their home and blood samples will be sent to the laboratory immediately. Medicine Delivery – medication will be delivered to patients with absolute data security as Samitivej adheres to the data protection standards mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Samitivej Virtual Hospital will be available on April 1, 2019, with services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The consultation fee is 500 baht (approx. US$15.78) per 15 minutes, and patients using the service will receive a 20% discount on medications. In addition, the services of the Samitivej Virtual Hospital do not require appointments to be made in advance.

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