Medihere has introduced the nation’s first telemedicine treatment application after the government temporarily allowed remote treatment amid the new coronavirus spread. Medihere, a digital healthcare startup, provides its Medihere-Remote Treatment Platform to medical institutions free of charge until the COVID-19 outbreak subsides. Medihere said it developed the application to help prevent the virus from spreading by aiding patients who cannot visit hospitals due to the risk of COVID-19 infection.
- Patients can receive remote treatments in emergency medicine, pediatrics, ophthalmology, respiratory disease, etc.
- Patients must download the application and choose the field of medicine, doctor, and treatment method.
- Once the patients register their symptoms and completes an application, the patient should input additional information necessary for medical care and pharmacy data to receive a prescription.
- Doctors can check symptoms during the telemedicine service and send the patient’s prescription to the registered pharmacy.
- Medihere’s core function of telemedicine can overcome the limit of on-site treatment and provide more effective and correct communication between patients and practitioners.
- Medihere plans to expand the free supply of this application to medical institutions and focus on promoting the application in Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province, the places hit hardest by the coronavirus.
- The application prevents other patients from being in contact with sick patients in local hospitals.
Sources: Koreabiomed, MEDIHERE