Zain has partnered with Myca Health to develop and implement a mobile electronic medical health record (EMR) platform across its network.
The service will be powered and customized by the telco for each specific market, and is in alignment with Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) of the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development and is planned to be gradually rolled out across Zain markets in the second-half of 2017.
Once fully implemented, the project will allow Zain to offer to its users a controlled and secured mobile interface for access to physician services, scheduling of appointments, non-face to face mobile consultations, and access to electronic prescriptions, among other services. The Zain mobile health interface (patient portal) will also include secure storage of all health records on a user’s mobile device, together with health and wellness applications that track nutrition and exercise, and allow monitoring of remote patient care management as needed.
Commenting on the MoU, Bader Al Kharafi, Zain Group Vice-Chairman said, “We believe the state-of-the-art digital solutions offered by Myca complemented by our local knowledge and strong customer base in the region will make for an extremely impactful interaction.”
Leonard B.C. Schlemm, Myca Health’s Chairman, stated, “We strongly believe that the unique product that Myca has to offer, developed and refined over many years of extensive research and development, will adapt very well to the Zain mobile platform. We expect that this will also add greatly to improving health outcomes of the region’s population.”