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Bupa has entered into a long-term strategic partnership with US-based digital health technology company, HealthTap, to develop innovative healthcare solutions for its customers.
By combining forces with HealthTap's artificial intelligence-powered services, healthcare specialist Bupa aims to deploy a "game-changing combination of digital and in-person healthcare".
"Together we bring world-leading digital health and care experiences to our customers, while saving costs, and delivering efficiencies for healthcare providers," said Bupa group CEO Evelyn Bourke. “I believe our partnership with HealthTap will deliver truly innovative healthcare solutions to improve the lives of Bupa customers globally."
Bourke added: "We have decided to partner with HealthTap because of the combination of industry-leading technology, execution, and understanding of healthcare that HealthTap brings. Over the past year we have worked together to implement a number of solutions for day-to-day customer needs, such as easily finding local doctors covered by Bupa insurance, scheduling physiotherapy, immunisations, and doctor visits with local clinics, and connecting residents in our care homes with doctors by video chat."
Ron Gutman, HealthTap founder and CEO, said: “I’ve always believed that creating a new sustainable paradigm of better healthcare requires partners like Bupa. Bupa shares HealthTap’s values and mission, and it has the longevity, quality, depth, and scale in traditional healthcare delivery to complement HealthTap’s digital health technology and user-experience expertise.
"[...] the Bupa/HealthTap partnership is uniquely positioned to launch a new era of interoperable, smart, and engaging healthcare. Together our two companies will transform healthcare around the world, and help millions everywhere live healthier, happier, longer lives.”
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