Medical equipment manufacturer Omron, healthtech startup HeartVoice and local insurer Great Eastern announced the launch of a health program in Singapore that allows its users to take control of their own health with easy-to-access tools and support for a healthier and happier life.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT
The program, known as Back on Track! aims to help individuals stay actively engaged with their health, and collectively get the community well-being back on track. It features two packages that come with a suite of health services as the following:
• Complimentary basic health screening with a tele-review of the user’s results by HeartVoice’s medical team
• Complimentary doctor tele-consultation from HeartVoice’s panel of doctors
• Complimentary dengue insurance plan from Great Eastern
• Personal monitoring, health reviews and recommendations from HeartVoice’s medical team based on the user’s health stats monitored through the HeartVoice App
• Up to $60 Omron vouchers
Users can conveniently track stats such as body weight, heart rate and blood pressure by either manually entering these readings in the HeartVoice App or have it automatically synced from selected Omron devices.
In addition to being covered with a dengue insurance plan underwritten by Great Eastern, users can also expect to gain access to relevant and affordable insurance products which will be available on the HeartVoice App.
The Back on Track! program is available on the HeartVoice website and mobile app.
WHY IT MATTERS
Due to the COVID-19 ‘circuit breaker’, a form of lockdown that was imposed in Singapore from April to June 2020, sports and recreation facilities were closed for an extended period of time, resulting in more sedentary lifestyles for many. Prolonged sedentary behavior can result in a poorer health trajectory.
In addition to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore is also battling its largest dengue outbreak, aggravating an already very difficult time and placing a heavy strain on people’s minds and health.
THE LARGER TREND
HeartVoice, which was formed in February 2019 as a joint venture between both iAPPS and Omron Healthcare, provided its telehealth platform to healthcare providers to use for free in Singapore till end of July this year as part of its contribution to fight COVID-19, MobiHealthNews reported.
ON THE RECORD
Frans Velkers, Chief Operating Officer of Omron Healthcare said: “Our cooperation with Great Eastern and HeartVoice signifies the rapidly changing healthcare environment that is driven by COVID-19. People are looking for fulfilment of their healthcare needs in different ways and increasingly through connected solutions. We are pleased to work together with these two key players in the healthcare industry to address the changing needs of society and empower people to take charge of their health.”
“Back On Track! users will be also receiving health tips as a reminder to make healthier choices on a daily basis via HeartVoice App. Friendly nudges to stay healthier can make a great behavioral change in a long run. Those on the premium package will also have their health personally monitored by our very own medical team and be provided with health reviews and recommendations to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Moreover, when users need to see a doctor, they can make use of a free telemedicine consultation with HeartVoice selected panel of doctors”, said Daisuke Nozaki, Managing Director of HeartVoice Pte Ltd.
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