KUALA LUMPUR, 3 May, 2017 – BP Healthcare Group, Malaysia’s leading primary healthcare provider, today announced its partnership with Microsoft Malaysia to digitally transform its care continuum and deliver new health services. A Memorandum of Understanding to formalize this partnership was signed between ALI Health, a member of the BP Healthcare Group of companies, and Microsoft. The primary focus for ALI Health is its digital health app Doctor2U.
By way of this collaboration, Doctor2U will leverage on Microsoft’s intelligent cloud services to integrate Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning into its platform. These advanced technologies will allow Doctor2u to harness data insights and deliver more effective treatment plans for patients. Microsoft will also team up to co-promote the Doctor2U application through a series of digital campaigns.
Keegan Flynn, Co-Founder of Doctor2U said, “Our partnership with Microsoft has helped us embrace cutting-edge technology that gives us the flexibility to scale our business as quickly as we need to. Microsoft’s data security infrastructure also provides our app with an added layer of trust and reliability, which is so important in the healthcare industry. As we look to expand regionally and broaden our offerings to include services such as Ambulance, Nursing and Physiotherapy, we will work closely with Microsoft to leverage their expertise and solutions to improve our services.”
Celebrating the partnership, Dato Beh Chun Chuan, Chairman of BP Healthcare Group said, “The ecosystem around us is evolving and we are cognizant of the efforts needed today to stay ahead of the curve. It is important for us to revolutionize our technological capabilities and respond to the needs of all our internal and external stakeholders. Our partnership with Microsoft will help us be more agile as a group, leading to more positive outcomes and increased efficiency and productivity. It will also help us to facilitate and catalyze regional expansion at a faster rate.”
Doctor2U aims to create an entire healthcare ecosystem built into a single app. Its core feature is a Doctor House Call service that brings a doctor to your door within 60 minutes. In addition, Doctor2U offers a Video Consultation feature where customers can video call with a doctor, as well as a Medication Delivery service. Doctor2U is built on Microsoft Azure and uses Microsoft’s bot framework for their Live Chat feature that allows users to chat with doctors, pharmacists and nutritionists for free. This partnership will further the association among both sides and enable Doctor2U to create new service offerings that will empower clinicians, patients and care teams.
Commenting on the collaboration, K Raman, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia said, “Since Microsoft established its presence in Malaysia over 25 years ago, our technology has helped transform the way people work, learn, play and communicate. A large proportion of new technology adoption and use will be driven by SMEs, as they account for over 97% of business establishments in Malaysia. We are their trusted partners in this journey and with ALI Health we’re taking this a step further. With Doctor2U using our trusted cloud platform of Azure, access to healthcare is bound to be easier and more efficient for all of us.”
“Doctor2U is bringing healthcare services to the fingertips of Malaysians by connecting them with qualified doctors at any hour and location. We are proud of our association with them. This partnership stems from our objective to ensure that benefits of technology can be enjoyed by one and all,” concluded Raman.
About BP Healthcare Group
BP Healthcare is Malaysia’s leading primary healthcare provider with offerings in Diagnostics, Pathology Laboratory, Pharmacy, Food & Environmental Testing, Hearing, Clinical Waste, Tele-radiology, Sleep Clinics, Healthcare Software & Mobile Diagnostics, and Audiology.
Doctor2U is a mobile health app that offers a range of on-demand healthcare services, including Doctor House Calls, Free Live Chat, Video Consultation and Medication Delivery.
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.