HEALTH INNOVATIONS ACQUIRES ASKDR, A SINGAPORE-BASED DIGITAL HEALTH START-UP

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, /PRNewswire/ -- Health Innovations, a consortium of practising medical doctors from GP+ cooperative, is pleased to announce its acquisition of AskDr, a leading digital health start-up based in Singapore.

The strategic move has placed the group in a prime position to positively impact healthcare in Asia Pacific. This is particularly timely for Singapore, as the nation-state transitions to value-based care in a health system capitation program dubbed "Healthier SG" rolling out this year.

AskDr has gained widespread traction for its innovative online health community (OHC) platform, which provides patients with easy access to trusted medical advice and personalized health information. Launched in the thick of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic by founder Mr Brian Toh and co-founder Dr Dinesh Visva Gunasekeran, AskDr worked with volunteer doctors to address medical misinformation and remote medical professional training.

These problems had snow-balled as the COVID-19 outbreak progressed. The platform was popularised by volunteer doctors as a tool in the battle against the "infodemic" during COVID-19, by enabling patient-led medical discussions with the involvement of verified doctors as moderators for crowd-sourced, scalable, and data-driven public health promotion.

AskDr had grown its revenue base to include paying customers from Fortune 500 companies including Astra Zeneca, GSK, and Roche. "The acquisition is a great opportunity for our platform to reach a wider audience and to provide even more people with access to accurate and up-to-date health information while further empowering doctors to ...

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