An international telemedicine firm that is experiencing a quick growth is the Reliq Health Technologies Inc., which currently develops new Virtual Care solutions for the Healthcare market.
On Tuesday, the company announced that a contract has been signed with a big regional clinic in Nigeria in order to supply its Behavioral Health Integration (BHI), iUGO Care Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management modules and its automatic interactive voice recognition platform iUGO in regards to the chronic disease patients.
“Nigeria has a population of over 210 Million people,” stated Dr. Lisa Crossley, CEO of Reliq Health Technologies.
“Over 4 Million Nigerians have diabetes and over 8 Million have hypertension. Healthcare resources in Nigeria are strained, and access to healthcare personnel, clinics and hospitals is extremely limited in rural Nigeria in particular. The rate of preventable complications resulting from chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension is very high in this population, leading to poor health outcomes and reduced life expectancy.” further stated Crossley.
”Working with Just Heart Help, a philanthropic organization founded by Baltimore, MD-based cardiologist Dr. Camellus Ezeugwu and Sirlyne Ezeugwu, Reliq will be able to deploy our iUGO Care and iUGO Voice solutions in Nigeria to help cost-effectively improve health outcomes and access to care for chronic disease patients. Our software’s multilingual capabilities and our track record of successful deployment in areas with very limited infrastructure and connectivity – such as Northern Ontario and rural Texas – Reliq is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of the rural and urban Nigerian population. We expect to start on boarding in July.”
RHT specialized in developing new Virtual Care Solutions for the Healthcare market, with its iUGO Care platform which supports community-based healthcare and care coordination.
Through iUGO, the patients can get health care at home, with better health outcomes and improving the quality of life for the patients and their families since the cost of care delivery is decreased.