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Telemedicine during COVID-19: Globe unveils healthcare mobile app

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe has launched a platform that allows the doctor and patients to communicate with each other and provide consulting using mobile apps.

917Ventures, the country’s largest corporate incubator, has partnered with ACHealth to form HealthNow, an all-in-one health app that will help Filipinos get the healthcare they need anytime, anywhere.

With the new app, users can also buy medicine for delivery and book clinic and lab appointments.

Powered by KonsultaMD, FamilyDOC, Healthway, and Generika, HealthNow will be available for download in Google Play and App Store startingn August.

“WhHealthen COVID-19 struck the country, there has been a massive shift in consumer behavior from passive to active participation in health, creating more demand for convenience and transparency,” said Issa Cabreira, managing partner at 917Ventures.

HealthNow was initially offered as a website that provided free video teleconsultation from volunteer doctors. Over 11,000 patient requests were received and more than 100 volunteer doctors were pooled from April to June this year.

The pilot has since proved the need for patients and doctors to be digitally connected for better healthcare.

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