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STC & Philips to unlock telehealth’s potential to transform care in KSA

STC & Philips to unlock telehealth’s potential to transform care in KSA

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Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, is partnering with STC to roll out telehealth solutions powered by AI in a move that could transform the ability to diagnose and treat patients in remote and rural areas.

The telehealth solutions provided by Philips allow hospitals and clinics anywhere in the country to be connected to command centres, through which doctors in other locations can treat patients remotely, providing better access to higher quality and more cost-effective care.

Eng. Riyadh Muawadh, Enterprise Senior VP at Saudi Telecom Co, said: “We know that limited access to adequate ICT infrastructure is the biggest technological barrier to realising telehealth solutions for disadvantaged and underserved communities.

“We have invested in our state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure to help support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which has Digital Transformation at its heart.

“Spanning all corners of the country, our network is a key piece of the jigsaw puzzle in providing better access, higher quality and more cost effective care to all residents of the Kingdom and helping healthcare professionals in all locations feel confident and empowered in their day to day working lives.”

The combination of AI and the data processing power of STC’s full range of cloud computing services means high volumes of patient data can be analysed to rapidly and accurately diagnose and treat patients, identify patterns and make real-time decisions.

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