Daman, Microsoft collaborate to introduce health bot to fight COVID-19

Final image MS Daman 960x640Daman, the UAE’s leading national health insurance company, has collaborated with Microsoft to deploy the Daman Health Bot, an AI powered tool that will assist patients to conduct self-assessment on COVID-19 symptoms and guide them to the appropriate level of care

The Daman Health Bot is bilingual and able to provide expertise including patient assessment for the disease, triage and symptom checking, offering general medical information, and making medical recommendations.

The bot will ask patients a defined set of questions and follow specific protocols, and accordingly advise them to connect with Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH), UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) and the Dubai Health Authority for further assistance.

Hamad Al Mehyas, Daman’s CEO, said, “Partners such as Microsoft are empowering us with the right technology to better engage the public and provide the right level of guidance. The Daman Health Bot will reduce patient visits to hospitals, lessen workload on call centres, enhance patient experience and encourage them to proactively manage their health condition.”

Sayed Hashish, general manager, Microsoft UAE, commented, “Our Healthcare Bot service empowers organisations like Daman to build and deploy AI-powered conversational healthcare experience at scale. With our mission to empower every person and organisation to achieve more, Microsoft is committed to bringing its tools and innovations to support healthcare organisations provide the best possible care.”

Microsoft and Daman are also planning to integrate the health bot to other customer services such as digital consultations and lifestyle related advice.

The Daman Health Bot is available on company’s website and mobile application with the aim to reach its network of over 2.5mn members.

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