Alibaba Cloud announced partnering with Medico.id and doctorSHARE to provide rural residents in Indonesia with access to healthcare information especially related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medico.id is a clinic information system provider; while doctorSHARE is a non-profit organization focusing on healthcare services & humanitarian aid in remote areas in Indonesia and managing several floating hospitals and flying doctors programs.
Under the collaboration, Alibaba Cloud will provide cloud computing resources to support the healthcare information platform operated by Medico.id. Patients can access the platform via an application (URL) to get teleconsultation services, including having video calls with doctors from partnering hospitals across Indonesia. The platform will be offered for free to patients visiting the Nusa Waluya II Floating Hospital-a project by doctorSHARE.
"Medico has the same vision as doctorSHARE and Alibaba Cloud to increase accessibility of healthcare to even the most remote parts of Indonesia. Using our telemedicine platform, we will be able to bridge the gap closer. Our system is versatile and secure, and we want more healthcare providers to utilize it to further narrow the gap," said Grace Tahir, cofounder of Medico.id.
According to deputy managing director of doctorSHARE, Tutuk Utomo Nuradhy, the collaboration can benefit more than 2,000 general patients and 60 major/minor surgical patients being treated monthly in Nusa Waluya II Floating Hospital.
Earlier in April, Alibaba Cloud also announced partnering with Eka Hospital and OMNI Hospital to help accelerate the diagnosis of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia through its AI-based CT image analytics technology.