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Apollo Hospitals signs MoU with Osler Health for research in chronic disease

Under the MoU, patient medical records will be shared between the organisations

BS Reporter  |  Chennai 

The deal maker image via Shutterstock.
The deal maker image via Shutterstock.

Apollo Hospitals has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with William Osler Health System (Osler) to collaborate on research and treatement services related to a range of diseases including Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer.

The organizations will initiate a pilot project to enhance the continuity of care for patients with complex needs traveling between India and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Canada for extended periods of time. As part of the pilot, Apollo and Osler physicians will identify patients and provide them with an option of going to Apollo and Osler hospitals when in the other country for chronic, acute or emergency care.

In consultation with identified patients, medical records - including physician notes, laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging tests and medication records - will be securely shared to ensure medical information is available to clinicians delivering care.

The company said that every year nearly 36 million lives are lost to the lifestyle diseases and more than 60 per cent of the population bear the brunt of chronic diseases, which would cost India $6.2 trillion by 2030, adding to the already existing financial burden.

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First Published: Mon, May 02 2016. 15:54 IST