Healthway Medical Corporation Limited (HMC), a private healthcare provider based in Singapore, has announced that its pediatric unit, Singapore Baby and Child Clinic has been onboarded onto its proprietary teleconsultation app. HMC said it will integrate further specialist clinics into the app in the months ahead.
Island Orthopaedics and the Nobel Group of clinics will also be onboarded in the coming months. The Nobel Group encompasses specialist services such as Psychological Wellness, Gastroenterology and Cardiology.
Since its official launch on 15 August 2020, the Healthway Medical app has onboarded 47 of its GP clinics located islandwide.
HOW IT WORKS
With the app, patients can arrange a video consultation with a doctor up till 1030pm daily, with medication delivered to their doorstep. They can scan a QR code displayed at the registration counter of their regular GP clinic to confirm their details automatically.
THE LARGER TREND
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers have been ramping up their teleconsultation and telemedicine services. In May, IHH Healthcare, Asia’s largest privately owned healthcare group, rolled out telemedicine services in Singapore, Malaysia, Turkey, India and Hong Kong, Healthcare