Ahead of the commissioning of its multi-specialist Hospital in the Lekki axis of Lagos, Evercare is launching its Ecare telemedicine platform Nigeria.
The Evercare Group runs healthcare delivery platform that operates hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic facilities across Africa and South Asia, TheConscience reports.
Commenting on the launch, Dr. Ayo Shonibare, Chief Medical Officer, Evercare Hospital Lekki said, “We are living in unprecedented times where patients avoid physical consultations in hospitals, and rather prefer virtual interactions with clinicians, with remote care and monitoring, from the comfort of their homes.
Explaining further, he said: “The Evercare Hospital in Lekki axis of Lagos is purpose built as a state-of-the-art private hospital offering advanced care across a range of specialty medical services. Ahead of commissioning of the Hospital, Evercare is launching its Ecare telemedicine platform.
The Ecare platform offers tele and video consultations with general practitioners and Specialist Doctors in various fields of Medicine.
The platform brings about a change in the Outpatient consultation model as it allows Clinicians to reach out to their patients remotely via a video conferencing model to be able to address their healthcare needs. It gives the patient the confidence of being able to have access to their Clinician in their time of need.
The platform has a two-way add on feature that allows the patient to invite a friend or family member on the consultation and at the same time permits the Clinician to invite a colleague in case of a multi-disciplinary or complicated consultation.
It provides the flexibility of choosing the specialty or Specialist and the preferred appointment time. It is modeled in such a way that it costs less than a physical visit, and therefore gives better value for patients as it allows for continuity of care.
It is particularly advantageous to the elderly who face mobility challenges. With this platform, patients will be receiving prompt care from the comfort of their homes.
Ecare’s telemedicine platform will be embedded into Evercare’s website which integrates collaborative communication seamlessly, enabling efficient and more convenient models of service delivery.
“This allows patients to schedule appointments, process payments, manage existing Doctors, and access Ecare services via mobile and desktops with no installation or app download required.
Furthermore, the platform is completely end-to-end encrypted, meaning patient’s information cannot be accessed by any intermediaries, ensuring a private and secure experience for Evercare’s patients.
“Ecare will offer specialty services such as Family Medicine, Neurology, Nephrology, Neonatology, Pediatrics, Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiology, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Surgery, and General Surgery, he added.