The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) today announced its partnership with A.I. health technology start-up Bot MD to scale the monitoring and care of its kidney patients across the Philippines with an A.I.-powered Viber-based patient monitoring platform.
Bot MD Care makes it easy for kidney patients or their caregivers to report their symptoms and conditions through simple monitoring forms that are automatically sent to them through Viber, a widely used consumer messaging chat app in the Philippines. Patients can also submit images of their clinical condition including their dialysis access sites so that their clinical care team can easily monitor them for signs of infection.
The platform’s A.I. will automatically triage patient submissions for doctors and nurses to call out patients who are at risk of infection or require medical attention. The bot is also trained to respond to frequently asked patient questions in English and Tagalog and allows doctors and nurses to send targeted care messages and reminders to patients.
Bot MD Care will be made available to all peritoneal dialysis patients, hemodialysis patients as well as post-kidney transplant patients under NKTI’s care. In the near future, NKTI plans to expand the platform to help monitor other patient conditions such as post surgical Urology patients as well as power other consumer messaging platforms such as Facebook Messenger.
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Once enrolled, a patient will receive a message on Viber through the official NKTI Bot MD Care Viber channel.DOWNLOAD
Patients are sent immediate feedback messages to acknowledge their submissions.DOWNLOAD
The monitoring form is illustrated with images to make it easy for patients to select the symptoms they are experiencing.DOWNLOAD
Hemodialysis patients can also report their symptoms to the NKTI clinical team.DOWNLOAD
Peritoneal Dialysis patients can submit images of their exit sites so the NKTI clinical team can monitor them for early signs of infection and intervene.DOWNLOAD
All patient submissions can be easily viewed on the Bot MD Care Dashboard (Mobile & Web). Doctors and Nurses can view alerts, patient submissions and also manage patients who are non compliant.DOWNLOAD
Bot MD is a Y-Combinator backed startup with the mission of Empowering Doctors around the world. The company’s proprietary A.I. chat engine is able to integrate with hospital information systems to provide instant answers to doctor and patient queries. Bot MD can also power popular messaging platforms such as Viber, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp to help doctors easily automate patient workflows. Since 2018, Bot MD has been used by over 18,000 clinicians from leading hospitals and clinics around the world including the National University Health System, the National University Cancer Institute of Singapore, Parkway Hospitals, Siloam Hospitals, and the National Kidney Transplant Institute. For more information, visit www.botmd.com
The National Kidney and Transplant Institute is a tertiary medical specialty center for renal care and transplantation in the Philippines. It is the center for referral of kidney patients from various regional hospitals in the nation. It has a three-fold mission of Service, Training and Research to provide Filipinos afflicted with kidney and allied diseases with specialized health and medical services.