Ali Parsa sat down with Digital Health News at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) summit in London to talk about innovation within the NHS and how he believes innovators should not be afraid to “disrupt” the health tech market.
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The paid-for service allows users to book video appointments with doctors 24/7 to obtain medical advice, manage and order prescriptions online.
Babyl was launched in the East African nation in September 2016 and allows patients to book doctor’s appointments, pick up prescriptions and access their medical records via an app.
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Babylon Health founder and chief executive Ali Parsa is to be a keynote speaker at the Digital Health Summer Schools 2018. Parsa, founder of pioneering artificial intelligence and digital health company Babylon Health, will open day two of the July event.
Babylon’s GP at Hand is to set up the “first UK digital doctor hub” and has plans to roll out in two other cities in the UK by the end of the year, Digital Health News can exclusively reveal.
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Speaking exclusively to Digital Health News, the medical director of Babylon has defended the company’s GP at Hand service against accusations it ‘cherry picks’ patients.
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Babylon has partnered up with a Chinese internet company Tencent to help deliver personal health assessments and treatment advice across mainland China
Chants of ‘GP at Hand should be banned’ could be heard in east London as a group of patients, GPs and NHS staff protested against the service.
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A clinical commissioning group has dropped plans to pilot an asthma artificial intelligence project with Babylon, after concerns were raised relating to the recent roll-of the company’s GP at Hand service.
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