An AI-powered "International Health Communicator" for Global Healthcare
Del Mar, December 29, 2023
By Benjamin Yu, MD, PhD, Chief Informatics Officer at Humetrix

International Travel and Healthcare. Last month, the World Tourism Organization estimated that "975 million tourists travelled internationally between January - September 2023, an increase of 30% on the same months of 2022," almost returning to pre-pandemic levels.

Health and healthcare access remain a major concern for those who are overseas. 59% of travelers are "concerned about getting sick when traveling abroad," according to a GeoBlue survey. Getting access to care in different countries has many hurdles. In addition to language barriers, medications and medical terminologies have different names in different countries. These differences are more than an inconvenience. Without accurate medical histories, patients risk undergoing excessive testing, can become unnecessarily hospitalized, or receive incompatible, dangerous medications.

In response to this critical unmet need, Humetrix developed SOSQR® Global, an AI-powered international health communication platform, which automatically translates complex medical terms into more than 20 languages and finds the specific corresponding medications across 150 countries and regions in the world.

This new technology makes it possible for millions of travelers, employees, and families to go anywhere in the world and feel almost at home seeking medical care. Whether they are looking for a simple refill, preventive care, or urgent and emergency care, SOSQR Global can communicate health information accurately.

SOSQR Global is available to anyone with a mobile phone - allowing users to easily and securely communicate critical health information with healthcare providers. It also equips healthcare professionals with the information they need to provide the best possible care. This impact of this new technology is more than about sharing data; it can save lives.

As we look to the future, with SOSQR Global, Humetrix continues to build its vision that digital health can make healthcare safer, more accessible worldwide, and personal.

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