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  • 1st Group (1ST) signs a new deal with major private hospital group in Australia, St John of God Health Care
  • The first phase of the contract introduces the MyHealth1st specialist solution initially to specialists at two St John of God hospitals
  • MyHealth1st allows patients to search and book health care providers that offer telehealth consultations
  • 1st Group says this deal aims to help transform the GP/patient to specialist referral experience “which desperately needs to change”
  • 1st Group is up 6.25 per cent and is trading at 1.7 cents per share

1st Group (1ST) has signed a new deal with St John of God Health Care.

St John of God is one of Australia’s largest catholic not-for-profit hospital operations, with 17 operations across New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.

The first phase of the contract will introduce the MyHealth1st specialist solution initially to specialists at two St John of God hospitals.

MyHealth1st allows patients to search and book health care providers that offer telehealth consultations.

This platform will interface with St John’s existing website Find a Specialist application.

Commenting on the deal is 1stGroup’s Co-Founder and Managing Director, Klaus Bartosch.

“The agreement with St John of God Health Care, is further evidence of the superiority of the MyHealth1st.com.au platform and confirms 1st Group’s capability in this space,” Mr Bartosch said.

“We are delighted to be working with St John of God Health Care in helping transform the GP/patient to specialist referral experience which desperately needs to change.”

St John of God Health Care Chief Operating Officer Bryan Pyne said the business is always looking at ways to support specialists and ensure their services are as accessible as possible to patients.

“The current referral system is very manual and can be time consuming and difficult for both patients and GPs,” he said.

“We are pleased to offer our specialist doctors a platform that will optimise this process, improving the patient and GP experience, while bringing commercial and efficiency benefits to our specialists.”

On the market today, 1st Group was up 6.25 per cent to trade at 1.7 cents per share at 2:19 pm AEDT.

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