Chilean startup CoTalker and local company Servicios Tecnológicos Médicos have launched AguCare, a platform providing consultation services with medical specialists via an online chat or video conference system, and which relies on artificial intelligence (AI) to get patient screening done.
The platform has a portfolio of registered medical practitioners at the service of customers, and is fully encrypted to ensure the patient privacy.
During its first 30 days, online consultations through AguCare are free for patients potentially infected with Covid-19, but users will be charged for consulting its doctors for unrelated diseases or for chat sessions with specialists.
The platform’s AI component asks users questions regarding their symptoms before assigning them a turn with the corresponding medical practitioner, and AguCare is connected to CoTalker’s online pharmaceutical system, Fracciona, so that patients can obtain medicines, and which offers home delivery.
Chilean law firm Carey advised Servicios Tecnológicos Médicos on its partnership with CoTalker to launch AguCare and the negotiation and preparation of AguCare's structure and shareholders agreement, as well as a licensing agreement and other corporate documents.
Carey’s team was led by partner Francisco Guzmán, with associates Carlos Alcalde and Enzo Devoto.
Albagli Zaliasnik acted as counsel to CoTalker, with a team led by partner Eugenio Gormaz, with associate Antonia Nudman.