In line with its mission to build a healthy African community by increasing access to quality drugs for all patients at reduced costs, mPharma, Africa’s fast-rising technology-driven healthcare company, has announced its partnership with TytoCare, the global healthcare industry’s first all-in-one modular device and examination solution.
In a press statement made available to the press by the two organisations, the CEO and Co-Founder of mPharma, Gregory Rockson disclosed that the integration of the TytoCare solution into mPharma’s telehealth offerings enables pharmacies to provide patients with enhanced remote care through in-depth, physical examinations, adding that since the rollout of the partnership in June 2021, over 8,000 people have been examined and treated by mPharma using TytoCare’s platform, spanning 35 pharmacies across Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, and Nigeria.
According to the mPharma boss, through the partnership with TytoCare, mPharma is reimagining community pharmacy practice as more than just a place where patients fill prescriptions, but rather a virtual doctor’s office, where they can conduct remote appointments with doctors and specialists they normally wouldn’t be able to access.
He added that TytoCare brings the vision one step further by enabling remote physical exams of the heart, skin, ears, throat, abdomen, and lungs, and measurement of heart rate and body temperature, allowing the doctors and specialists to gain the vital clinical data they require to monitor, diagnose, and treat patients remotely.
“mPharma is using TytoCare’s TytoPro system, a turnkey telehealth solution that enables providers to transform remote locations such as pharmacies, schools, nursing homes, home care facilities, clinics, employee worksites, and urgent care facilities into connected care sites. Our TytoCare partnership allows us to leverage modern technology to offer life-saving care to hard-to-reach areas and people who need it most”.
“As a continent with a deficit of 2.4 million nurses and doctors, digital health solutions remain key in solving Africa’s primary healthcare challenges. Our partnership with TytoCare helps us bridge the gap in the primary healthcare space in Africa. We have seamlessly implemented our virtual doctor consultation programme, mutti doctor, recording over 8,000 consultations across our partner mutti pharmacies since we launched last year. mPharma’s vision is to make affordable healthcare accessible to every African, with our primary care strategy focused on ensuring that community pharmacies become primary healthcare providers,” said Rockson.
“By using TytoCare, mPharma’s mutti pharmacy network has been able to reduce costs, improve community members’ access to doctors and specialists, and save patients the long wait times that are common in hospitals and clinics. On average patients can wait two to three hours to see a doctor at public hospitals and one hour in private hospitals, but a recent mPharma survey revealed that over 90 percent of patients who visit the company’s mutti doctor locations have a virtual consultation with a doctor within 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in the coming months, mPharma plans to expand its mutti doctor locations, powered by TytoCare, across Africa”, he stated.
Speaking in the same vein, the CEO and Co-Founder of TytoCare, Dedi Gilad, said the company has already seen great success in her partnership with mPharma, offering patients a robust, accessible, and affordable primary care experience through local pharmacies.
According to Gilad, mPharma is reshaping healthcare in Africa and we’re proud to be their partner on this journey, enabling them to up the level of remote care they’re providing with comprehensive physical examinations during virtual visits. We look forward to our continued joint success and seeing more TytoPro systems in pharmacies across Africa.
He added, “TytoCare is a telehealth company using AI to transform primary care by putting health in the hands of consumers. TytoCare seamlessly connects people to clinicians to provide the best virtual home examination and diagnosis solutions. Its solutions are designed to enable a comprehensive medical exam from any location and include a hand-held, all-in-one tool for examining the heart, lungs, skin, ears, throat, abdomen, and body temperature; a complete telehealth platform for sharing exam data, conducting live video exams, and scheduling visits; a cloud-based data repository with analytics; and built-in guidance technology and machine learning algorithms to ensure accuracy and ease of use for patients and insights for healthcare providers”.