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The 24/7 digital healthcare service you need to know about

Posted at 12:17 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 15:17:44-04

As demands on medical professionals, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities grow across the country, there has never been a greater need to protect and reduce the overall strain on our healthcare professionals. The AI-powered Babylon app brings around-the-clock digital healthcare services to patients, straight through their phones.

Bablyon announced Tuesday a comprehensive care solution aimed to quickly put 24/7 digital healthcare services into the hands of millions of New Yorkers, as the company joins Mount Sinai Health Partners.

Key tools through the Babylon app include a new COVID-19 Care Assistant that provides up-to-date information about COVID-19, with the hopes of easing patient anxiety and helping individuals make informed next steps toward wellness. The app can be accessed 24/7 and combines updated health information, a symptom checker, live chat with real Babylon team members, symptom logging, and virtual doctor consultations.

With an option to speak to clinicians by video, the service will take pressure off of emergency rooms, doctor’s offices, and other medical services at a time when so many are at capacity.

As part of its move into the United States, Babylon has already been providing access to services through the app to members of certain health plans in Missouri, New York and California, building toward a 50-state network.

About Dr. Parsa
Dr Ali Parsa is a British-Iranian healthcare entrepreneur and engineer. He’s the founder and CEO of Babylon, the revolutionary AI and digital health company. Babylon’s mission is to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth.

Dr Parsa was listed in The Times 100 people to watch. The Health Service Journal recognised him as one of ‘the 50 most influential people in UK healthcare’. He was featured in the Maserati 100, a list that recognises game-changing entrepreneurs. He’s a UK Cabinet Office Ambassador for Mutuals and has a PhD in Engineering Physics

About Babylon
Babylon is a globally-leading technology company with the ambitious mission to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on Earth. We combine technology and medical expertise to bring doctors and people closer together. Through a range of digital services - such as AI-backed digital health tools and video doctor appointments – we give people round-the-clock access to affordable (often free) holistic healthcare services. We work with governments, health providers and insurers across the globe, and support healthcare facilities from small local practices to large hospitals. Our digital healthcare tools are designed to empower people with knowledge about their health. We have over 5 million users and have completed over 1.2 million consultations globally. Some of our partners include the NHS, Telus Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Bupa. For more stats and information see our Press Kit.