Health and Wellness Mobile App Helps to Expand the Reach of Philippine Healthcare
By: Flannery Jae F. Faca
Even before to the COVID-19 crisis, the delivery of healthcare was changing at a rapid pace, but the crisis has hastened this shift. It has been imperative in the fight against the new Corona virus that digital health technology has been utilized.
When the epidemic hit, several countries deployed integrated digital technology in government-coordinated containment activities such as testing and contact tracking, which contributed to the early flattening of incidence curves in several situations. Telecommunications-based health is a twenty-first-century strategy that is patient-centered while also protecting patients, physicians, and others.
A Philippine health technology start up has launched the country’s first fully integrated health and wellness mobile app, which coincides with the country’s first and largest statewide virtual medical mission in celebration of its national wellness day.
The dates for this two-day virtual event, which will be the first of its kind in the telehealth and healthcare industries, are August 28-29, 2021. In honor of National Wellness Day, app users from all over the country can receive free online teleconsultations from a panel of specialized doctors, which includes dermatologists, gastroenterologists, internists, gynecologists, pediatricians, and psychiatrists, among other specialties, during the event.
Consultations with doctors are completely free, and there are no booking costs. Aside from that, the app gives Filipinos a gift of well-being, especially during this period of increasing limitations, by enabling users from all across the country to receive much-needed access to health professionals from the safety and comfort of their own homes.
A wide range of exercise and nutrition programs, wellness and parenting solutions covering everything from pregnancy to family health management are available, as well as 24/7 video consultations with doctors. Food, baby items, skin and body care products, and other health and wellness products are available in the app’s online health shop, which has over 3,000 SKUs.
An elite group of healthcare, wellness, and technology leaders have backed the development of the health app, which is a powerful mobile application with excellent performance. A health data company incorporates digital care tools and data into the app for the benefit of the app’s doctors and patients. Customer experience is ensured from beginning to end by another multi-award-winning cloud-native information technology digital enablement platform. Following the implementation of healthcare technologies, the app is able to solve Covid-19 problems, diagnose patients, provide care, and administer medications.
A world-class communications technology firm that also happens to be Canada’s leader in digital health innovation. In addition, another health-tech business will provide integrated, high-quality, and cost-effective medical treatment, and the Philippines’ e-payment servicer will facilitate secure, hassle-free payment transactions, to mention a few.
As stated by OpenGov Asia, the Philippines’ healthcare organizations are gradually moving toward digitisation, with healthcare executives typically citing the delicate nature of medical care as an explanation for the limited uptake of digital healthcare services. In actuality, patients are willing to employ digital services if they are convenient, fit their demands, and are of a high standard of excellence. Another factor for the delayed pace of adoption has been attributed to the fact that most healthcare providers are constantly under pressure to be innovative in terms of design and functionality. Patients, on the other hand, are not anticipating the introduction of novel aspects in their treatment. instead of this, people are looking for more efficient operations, greater accessibility, and personal engagement.
In response, the Philippines created another healthcare platform last year, the first healthcare app that allow users to consult with a doctor through video, order medication for delivery, and arrange appointments at clinics and testing facilities.
Although the ultimate COVID-19 solution will be complex, it is one of the most effective ways to make use of existing technologies to allow optimal service delivery while reducing the danger of direct person-to-person transmission of infectious diseases. The use of telemedicine during epidemic conditions (such as the COVID-19 pandemic) has the potential to improve epidemiological research, disease control, and clinical case management, according to the World Health Organization.
Amid the expansion of the COVID-19 epidemic around the world, calls for increased use of telehealth as innovative solutions are becoming increasingly common. These calls highlight significant unmet requirements in the global healthcare system. When it comes to providing health care during the COVID-19 outbreak, telehealth has the ability to overcome many of the significant difficulties that have arisen. Because of this, we may minimize direct physical contact with patients, reduce the risk of COVID transmission, and finally provide continuous care to the entire community through telehealth.