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Jakarta Post

Major hospitals go digital to tap into growing telemedicine market

  • Yunindita Prasidya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 23 2020   /  01:46 am

Many major hospital operators in Indonesian have launched their own teleconsultation services to tap into the growing telemedicine market in the country, which has been further accelerated by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Siloam Hospital chief information officer Ryanto Marino Tedjomulja said the hospital chain had launched its online outpatient services or teleconsultation on April 13 in partnership with Aido Health, an online healthcare provider.

“This service is meant to support the social distancing program,” he said in an email correspondence on Friday, adding that patients who were unable to go to a hospital could also use the service to consult with a doctor.

As of now, the program has more than 300 medical specialists, Ryanto noted.

The hospital operator, which currently runs 36 hospitals across Indonesia, started its digital program about two years ago a...