HeartVoice, a health technology startup in Singapore, has acquired the Integrated Wellness Clinic at the Novena Specialist Center and established a new unit offering preventive health solutions.
HeartVoice is a joint venture between Japanese medical device maker OMRON Healthcare and Singapore-based financial medical technology company iAPPS Health Group and provides a range of medical technology solutions for healthcare providers, patients and businesses. Its services include telemedicine, health screening and remote patient monitoring via a mobile app.
As of 2015, the Integrated Wellness Clinic has offered health screening services to over 600 corporate customers and 45,000 patients.
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
With this acquisition, HeartVoice added a medical arm consisting of general practitioners, nurses and patient care workers. To date, more than 30 general and specialist clinics have joined the network to offer telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, and home monitoring.
The integration of the clinic created a new unit called i-Wellness @ HeartVoice, which offers health screenings and technology-based services for the treatment of chronic diseases. It focuses on managing the patient’s cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and diet.
The high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and obesity health programs each have a remote patient monitoring module that patients can use to remotely monitor their vital signs at home and share their readings directly with the i-Wellness @ HeartVoice doctors.
In addition, the clinic offers the use of a mobile lifestyle management app called nBuddy, which encourages positive lifestyle changes.
THE GREATER CONTEXT
In June of this year, the HeartVoice Clinic was one of the private clinics in Singapore hired by the Ministry of Health to administer the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine. The MOH also hired the company last month to provide telemedicine for its home recovery program, which helps recover COVID-19 patients at home.