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Meet Phio, EQL’s AI Chatbot!

On Thursday 20th June, we welcomed Phio, EQL’s Physiotherapist chatbot, to the real world at their launch party at Google Campus in London. Attended by press and industry leaders in the healthcare and insurance markets, Phio forms part of a developing portfolio of products designed to radically improve global healthcare systems.

Who is Phio?

Phio is a chatbot that thinks and acts like a Physiotherapist, initially providing an agile triage tool for all MSK conditions, with a Digital Injury Management tool to follow later in the year. It uses AI and machine learning to constantly evolve and adapt its behaviour to every user, giving it a ‘personality’ and the ability to absorb knowledge. A personalised tone and language are used to enhance engagement and adherence.


What does Phio do?

Designed to improve patient outcomes via an app, it reduces the need for human intervention and increases efficiency, fast-tracking patient care. Its sophisticated algorithms guide users to the appropriate pathway: urgent care for those presenting with ‘red flag’ symptoms; face-to-face care for those not suited for self-managed care; and a Digital Injury Management option for those presenting with low-grade injuries. Phio’s decision tree is underpinned by the latest clinical frameworks and this is closely monitored alongside the collection of vital lifestyle data.


What are the benefits of Phio?

Accessible 24/7 and available in any language, Phio is a fraction of the cost when compared to traditional physiotherapy triage and human-led self-managed care. Phio is an ideal option for companies in the health insurance market and those operating in the private and public healthcare sector. It can complement existing services and is a strong alternative for many telephone based and remote physiotherapy services. It also offers dramatically improved customer journeys and has the ability to radically improve health outcomes.


What does the future hold for Phio?

Phio is currently being piloted with a number of large clients across both the private and public healthcare markets.

“Limited resources mean access to healthcare is often poor, costly and cumbersome with excessive waiting times and limited connectivity between practitioners and patients. This can result in high costs and less than optimal health outcomes. We are determined to change this and level the playing field when it comes to accessing healthcare. We believe in democratising healthcare. We are all EQL”. Jason Ward, CEO and Co-founder

If you’d like to meet Phio, go to the EQL website here.