Singapore-headquartered and listed multinational banking and monetary providers company, Oversea-Chinese language Banking Company, Restricted or extra generally often known as OCBC Bank, yesterday introduced the launch of the HealthPass by OCBC cellular app. The bank has partnered with seven medical teams and the HealthPass by OCBC app will present entry to greater than 100 GPs and specialists to handle the healthcare wants of all Singapore residents over the age of 18, together with non-OCBC Bank prospects.
Video consultations with each GPs and specialist medical doctors may be booked and administered via the app, with treatment delivered to the affected person’s doorstep.
The session charge is stored flat at S$20 for every telehealth and in-clinic go to to a GP throughout regular working hours. Sufferers pay a flat charge of S$100 for the primary telehealth or in-clinic session with any of the 63 specialist medical doctors from 21 specialties together with gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, dermatology and oncology, that are among the many prime fields of specialist medication Singaporeans typically search medical recommendation for.
In accordance with OCBC Bank, HealthPass by OCBC integrates immediately with the healthcare accomplice’s clinic administration methods, and data is simply accessible by customers and their medical doctors, which gives private knowledge privateness and safety. Sufferers also can entry digital Medical Certificates (MC), clinic invoices and laboratory outcomes from the clinics visited securely via the app.
Along with telehealth and in-clinic and providers, HealthPass by OCBC additionally companions CXA, an worker advantages insurtech startup in Singapore, to supply customers with entry to greater than 100 service provider presents via the app’s wellness retailer. They may also be capable to buy preventive well being providers, comparable to well being screenings, immediately by way of the app. Different providers out there for buy within the retailer embrace Conventional Chinese language Medication, dental and ache administration providers.
THE LARGER TREND
As Singapore enters a secure re-opening section from the latest ‘circuit breaker’ (a type of semi-lockdown) interval, and with the Multi-Ministry Taskforce recommending that people proceed to reduce bodily medical visits each time attainable, handy entry to medical doctors via telehealth will assist to stem the unfold of COVID-19.
The same old gamers entering into the telehealth providers house are telehealth startups or healthcare suppliers, and OCBC Bank seems to be one of many first non-traditional gamers to enter the house. Final month, IHH Healthcare, Asia’s largest privately owned healthcare group, rolled out telemedicine providers in Singapore, Malaysia, Turkey, India and Hong Kong, Healthcare IT Information reported.
ON THE RECORD
“COVID-19 will eventually pass, but its impact on the community will be long felt, and widespread access to telehealth will provide a big boost to help manage Singapore’s healthcare needs. Notwithstanding that, in-clinic visits are still necessary for certain medical treatments. As a result, we will on-board more clinics and healthcare providers on the HealthPass by OCBC app to ensure at least one clinic in the proximity of everyone’s home and workplace,” mentioned Pranav Seth, Head of Digital and Innovation, OCBC Bank.