Apollo Hospitals Group and Microsoft India redefine healthcare process for Microsoft Teams users
Digital healthcare solutions integrated with Microsoft Teams to enable organizations to empower their employees in managing their health and wellness
New Delhi, July 28, 2021: Apollo 24|7 – the digital Arm of the Apollo Hospitals Group and Microsoft India have joined hands to launch an Enterprise Solution that can be utilized by organizations to provide their employees access to a holistic health and wellness solution within the Microsoft Teams work suite. Prior to the launch, the Enterprise Solution – as integrated by Apollo 24|7 – was successfully tested in a pilot program for Microsoft India employees for a period of three months.
As part of the pilot program, 5000 Microsoft employees were given access to this enterprise platform and over 50% of them chose to take virtual consultations with an Apollo doctor during the months of April–June. In addition to virtual consultations, over 2,600 medicine orders were also placed using the App, which were delivered at the doorsteps of the consumers in record time. Each of the registered Microsoft employees had access to over 7,000 doctors and specialists across the Apollo network.
Given the current scenario and with the third wave of COVID looming, organizations have been increasingly on the lookout for digital healthcare solutions to support their employees and families. Now, with the deep integration of Apollo 24|7 with Microsoft Teams, a user has access to medical teleconsultation, vaccine booking, pharmacy, diagnostic tests, electronic health records, and wellness programs with just a click of the button.
“Healthcare is evolving to meet the immediate and future demands during the global health crisis. With the advancements in technology, people across the globe are embracing digital healthcare solutions. Apollo 24|7 has been developed to provide access to quality care to everyone. We are excited to partner with Microsoft during this pandemic to support organizations for employee wellbeing,” said Madhu Aravind, CTO, Apollo 24|7.
The latest digital health offering by India’s largest healthcare provider combines Apollo Group’s extensive physical network and capabilities with a comprehensive and distinctive digital ecosystem.
Talking about the association, Microsoft’s Executive Director, Strategic Growth, Meetul Patel said, “In today’s hybrid work environment, organizations are increasingly looking to make access to wellness resources easier for their employees. Our partnership with Apollo has helped bring this access right into the flow-of -work by making resources easy to access from within Microsoft Teams which serves in so many ways as the “Office” in the emerging work environment.”
The Enterprise Solution enables a user to consult an Apollo Doctor within 15 minutes of requesting for a consult; order medicines from the wide network of Apollo Pharmacies; and request for sample collection from home for prescribed diagnostic tests within Microsoft Teams itself.
Apollo 24|7–Microsoft Teams integration has created a unique solution for organizational wellbeing, and can be enabled for enterprises very quickly. The solution allows organizations to provide the entire Apollo ecosystem to their respective employees thereby empowering them to manage the health and wellbeing of their loved ones.
About Microsoft India
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 13,000 employees, engaged in sales and marketing, research, development and customer services and support, across 11 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune. Microsoft offers its global cloud services from local data centers to accelerate digital transformation across Indian startups, businesses, and government organization.
About Apollo 24|7: Apollo 24|7 has been developed using the latest technology and is backed by Apollo Hospitals Group – the largest healthcare group in the country. Backed by our long-standing legacy experience, extensive research and technological prowess – Apollo 24|7 was created with the belief that expertise is for everyone – we want to equip individuals with validated data and best-in-class resources to take care of their health, well-being and safety.
Apollo 24I7 eliminates the geographical limitations by making healthcare accessible for patients in every part of the country at the click of a button. The platform is extremely user friendly and has been designed to make it easy and convenient for patients from every demographical background. Apollo 24|7 helps you get treated from Apollo certified doctors at any time of the day, wherever you are. The mobile app has features like E-consultation, online pharmacy, home diagnostic test and digital vault where you can upload all your medical history.