Singapore-based telehealth company Doctor Anywhere (DA) has entered a partnership with Japanese health monitoring and therapy device manufacturer Omron Healthcare to provide telehealth services across southeast Asia.
Through the partnership, Omron will integrate its health monitoring devices with DA’s digital platform to enable easy sharing of health data such as heart rates and blood pressure between doctors and patients. This includes the integration of Omron’s range of blood pressure monitoring devices.
The initiative is initially being trialled with DA’s customers in Singapore but is planned for a wider rollout to other DA users across the wider southeast Asia region. The partners say the initiative is intended to reduce preventable heart attacks and strokes in the region, where hypertension causes around 1.5 million deaths per year.
DA says it now has a user base of approximately two million people in the region, following its recent takeover of rival Thai platform Doctor Raksa in November 2021. The company also partnered with the Equicom Group September 2021 to launch telemedicine services in the Philippines.