Abbott unveils 'neutral' digital health plan for patients, doctors - (Business Line via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Abbott announced a digital initiative designed to provide services and information to consumers and doctors, Business Line reported Tuesday.

  • Jawed Zia, Abbott's Indian head for pharmaceuticals, said the platform, dubbed a:care, was neutral and would not be monetised.

  • Zia indicated that all information added to the platform will be vetted by a medical expert panel.

  • The initiative, which will focus on diabetes, thyroid and osteoarthritis, can be accessed free of charge.

  • Abbott also plans to launch similar programmes in the Philippines, Vietnam and Mexico.

  • "The plan is to also have an educational feature for doctors through access to medical journals," Zai continued.

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