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IT Web: Mxit veterans help hospitals streamline COVID-19 patient care

22 Jul 2020

The South African-developed Signapps telemedicine platform is helping SA’s private and public hospitals to efficiently manage coronavirus (COVID-19) patient care and mitigate the risk of infection.

Signapps is a local health tech company developed in 2016 by Andrew Davies, former COO of SA’s pioneering Mxit social media platform, and his business partner Michael Gluckman, who was head of data at Mxit, which shut its doors in 2015.

It specialises in the development of mobile messenger and Web applications to provide secure, compliant and user-friendly channels for medical professionals to share confidential patient data.

The multi-faceted telemedicine software facilitates collaboration and rapid response to patient needs by enabling healthcare workers to conduct conversations, share medical files and make updates easily and confidentially, from a mobile device.

The platform can be also used by the hospital’s finance departments for administrative and cost management functions.

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