British Standards Institution (BSI) presented the certification of ISO 13131:2021 to Apollo telehealth, a multi-speciality telemedicine network. Apollo telehealth has now become the first telemedicine organization to back this certification.
Over the years, Apollo Hospitals have signed MoUs with several government bodies across the country that focus on improving health care and awareness programs. Apollo hospitals groups released a PR which said that the certification provides direction with a focus on the quality and risk management methods required to define guidelines for distinct remote health and care services and it belongs to a class of standards that provides flexible, general guidelines that support innovation in healthcare.
According to Press Release, the certifications provide standards and recommendations that can be used to aid in the creation of telehealth services, but it is still up to each organization to create the right standards for their particular health service.
In this new era of telehealth provision, obtaining certification of such standard demonstrates a provider’s capacity to manage quality and informative data efficiently, the release said
Prathap C. Reddy, founder-chairman of the group, said, “We invest heavily in quality programs and this certification recognizes our industry leadership in developing and deploying user-friendly technological solutions and the high standard for medical services across our platform. By achieving certification of ISO 13131:2021, Apollo Telehealth has demonstrated that it has adopted the best practice for its telehealth services, a requirement for delivering safe healthcare from a distance.”