Zuellig Pharma launches virtual care app

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Zuellig Pharma, a leading healthcare services provider in Asia, is launching a virtual care mobile app eZConsult to address the growing need for distance consultation amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

eZConsult was co-created with doctors and patients to deliver a seamless solution that allows simple, secure and safe access to healthcare. eZConsult has an extensive panel of healthcare professionals across different specialties including retail pharmacy partners, laboratories, and fintech companies that can provide advice, support and services to patients through the platform. 

“This ensures that we mitigate exposure to and reduce the spread of COVID-19 as far as possible,” said Kidit Afable, Zuellig Pharma Vice President for Strategy and Innovation. 

Kidit explained that the need for alternatives to face-to-face doctor consultations is particularly urgent, with people worried about infectious diseases, and healthcare services being overwhelmed by COVID-19. This means many people are putting-off seeing a doctor to the detriment of their health. eZConsult allows patients to seek the care they need wherever they are.

For doctors, eZConsult was designed to be complementary and supplementary to their current brick-and-mortar practice. It makes managing patients easy. eZConsult schedules appointments, provides secure options for virtual consultations and is an easy-to-use platform for secure electronic medical records.

For patients, eZConsult provides end-to-end healthcare services, from booking a virtual consult with a GP or specialist, getting a prescription, uploading diagnostics, e-payment, or support in managing conditions. For example, prescriptions generated by the GP/Specialist thru the platform for the patient can be routed to the pharmacy of the patient’s choice, fulfilled and delivered to their home.

“eZConsult is backed by Zuellig Pharma’s century of experience in making healthcare more accessible in Asia,” said Zuellig Pharma Chief Executive & Area Director-Philippines Maikel Kuijpers. “The virtual care network will launch in the Philippines, followed by other markets in the region,” he announced. 

“We will continue to innovate and improve our platform to push the boundaries of virtual healthcare services. The model we are developing will transform healthcare by connecting health services through one platform and supporting patients wherever they are to take care of their health, ultimately improving health outcomes,” said Maikel.

eZConsult is available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. For more information, please visit our website at www.ezconsult.io.

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