Canadian Health tech expands access to digital healthcare in Nigeria through HealthPlus

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Outpost Healthcare has taken a significant leap forward on its journey to provide Nigerians with convenient and secure access to a world-class digital healthcare and payments network.

Outpost is a Canadian digital health and payments remittance platform that connects patients online or in-person with an entire network of healthcare professionals, including doctors, allied health practitioners, pharmacies, labs, clinics, hospitals and other care facilities.

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As Africa’s 1.3 billion people move to more digitally-enabled ecosystems spurred by the COVID pandemic, virtual care is emerging as a game-changer in how the continent safely and conveniently accesses healthcare.

HealthPlus is the largest Pharmacy chain in Nigeria, which is home to over 200 million people and is one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. This market-first partnership with HealthPlus is a critical step in providing seamless experiences for patients and providers as they navigate virtual and in-person care at over 80 pharmacy retail locations across Nigeria’s expansive geography.

The Outpost platform is a proprietary, secure HIPAA-compliant healthcare solution used internationally. Through the Outpost app, patients can access their personal health records, track chronic health conditions, order prescriptions safely and connect with multi-specialty healthcare providers locally and globally.

“The COVID-19 pandemic exposed gaps and disrupted healthcare delivery globally. We are excited to positively impact lives by leveraging technology to provide new ways to access care safely,” said John Plouffe,
VP Strategic Partnerships, Outpost Health.

Co-founders, Dr. Didi Emokpare and Dr. Jude Emokpare, are thrilled with the announcement. Commenting on this partnership, they reflected “As the world becomes more interconnected and supply chain dependencies become more fragile, we need to keep aligning with partners who share common values and a commitment to excellent and ethical patient care. Outpost is focused on elevating the patient experience by connecting the fragmented pieces of care provision, diagnostics, therapeutics and payments into one integrated platform. The next chapter of Africa’s healthcare evolution is being written now, and we are proud to be a part of it”

Outpost Health has also said it remains committed to powering the next generation of digital health partnerships and bridging gaps in care delivery across the world by utilizing advanced technology to build powerful solutions that solve complex problems.

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