Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen
A Nigeria Doctor, Ahjoku Amadi Obi has launched a digital mobile application called ‘Hudibia’ to connect people with medical practitioners around world hereby increasing access to healthcare.
Amadi at a press conference described Hudibia as an integrated healthcare solution that leverages emerging technologies to alleviate the challenges of delivering optimum health in a resource challenged environment.
According to him, Hudibia is an innovative health system that uses emerging technologies such as mHealth, Telemedicine and wearable technologies to deliver sustainable, high quality and cost effective healthcare to people anywhere in world.
He said the app which was founded by healthcare professionals whose experiences span both developing and developed economies was informed by the intimate understanding of the obstacles in health care delivery in low resource environments.
Amadi stated that official launch of the app is a new phenomenon in a digital health assistance as Hudibia app available on Android Google Playstore and iOS.
He said the project which brought about the app has been on for two years but the solution became active since last year and currently have about 1000 users with 250 doctors in different categories of medicine to attend to patients.
He informed that hospitals, pharmacists and registered pharmacies as well as medical specialists are listed on the app and it has multi-lingual features which makes it easy for doctors and patients to have perfect expressions and understanding of health issues.
The app, he said allows doctors and patients to communicate in Nigeria local languages as well as other major international languages such as English, French, and Arabic.
He said the video feature makes it possible for doctors to interact Face- to -face or arrange physical meeting.
Amadi said, “The app to address public health awareness, issues of fake drugs. It is a good way of getting second opinion about health issues. Examinations can be done on patient and doctors from anywhere around the world can also attend to people healthcare need. Pharmacy Profile -Drugs by prescription by can bought from the registered pharmacies on the app.”
He said the app also enables people to monitor health of their family and friends as well as settle their medical bills from anywhere.
Amadi disclosed further that Hudibia has Frequently Ask Questions feature where people can seek professional clarifications on any health issues bothering them adding that plans are on the way to launch disease alert function to inform people about outbreak of diseases in any locations around the world and educate them on preventive measures.
He said the app has checks and monitoring features to ensure that only registered medical professionals with outstanding credentials in their area of practice are those listed to connect on the platform while patients themselves can also rate performances of these doctors and other practitioners on Hudibia by giving them stars based on experience had with their services.
Dr. Ahjoku Amadi-Obi is a Physician/Scientist with professional experience spans Africa, Europe and USA is a trained Surgeon and Emergency Medicine Doctor, fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, he was a research scientist in NIH in Bethesda, MD, USA for 8 years and a research fellow in telemedicine and works on wearable technologies in healthcare.
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