Interactive Group – a Pakistan based integrated IT solutions provider – signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Yahsat to combine connectivity and software solutions to extend the reach of jointly offered eHealth services across the global YahClick footprint.
Under the agreement, the collaboration will leverage YahClick’s broadband connectivity and Interactive’s proprietary software and platform to facilitate the deployment of integrated eHealth solutions, through the provision of Telemedicine, Tele-education and Veterinary Telemedicine solutions.
The announcement comes after the successful joint deployment of, YahClick, the high-performance broadband service offered by Yahsat, and the proprietary software, designed by Interactive Group, for businesses in Pakistan.
Najat Abdulrahman, Yahsat Executive Director Global Strategic Business Development, said, “Strong ICT systems and high-speed connectivity are a critical requirement for government and non-government organisations today. Recently, we have seen multiple initiatives, geared towards bridging the digital divide and enhancing the role of ICT, being launched across developing countries. These initiatives, coupled with HTS and Ka-band satellite technology can enable nations to develop and provide better services across key areas such as health, education and government services.”
“We have partnered with Interactive Group to ensure that our customers not only have access to unmatched broadband services but also solutions that can streamline ICT processes and enable smooth transfer of information and data,” added Najat.
The E-Health solutions, include Tele-Medicine features, and utilize the strength of ICT to serve the healthcare sector in several aspects including:
- connecting hospitals across cities with smaller medical centers in rural areas
- overcoming the shortage of doctors by utilizing the platform to enable doctors to perform ‘live’ consultation with patients in remote or rural areas
- providing document repositories to keep data safe and readily available when needed across hospitals and medical centers
These solutions are also designed to facilitate humanitarian organisations, working across desolate areas in Africa and Asia, to improve healthcare and educational services.
“Together with Yahsat, we have implemented integrated solutions for educational and healthcare institutions in Pakistan and witnessed remarkable results. One example is the Zubeda Khaliq Memorial Hospital in Sermik, Skardu, which provides medical facilities to the people of Baltistan, a remote region of Pakistan. With our integrated ICT solutions in place, the hospital is better equipped to manage and share critical information, which helps in managing patient inquiries and get insights from physicians in urban centres,” said Dr. Shahid Mahmud, Group CEO at Interactive Group.
The comprehensive, integrated solutions will meet the broadband, software, and hardware requirements of the customers. The companies will also supplement the offering with in-market installation and customer care support.
“We look forward to replicating our success in Pakistan across more, similar markets where our solutions can positively impact key sectors like healthcare which are fundamental for better standard of living and socio-economic growth,” added Najat.