Metro Pacific Health Tech Corporation (MPHTC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, transformed the digital healthcare ecosystem in August last year with mWell, a meticulously designed all-in-one app for the holistic wellness of Filipinos, offering professional consultations, wellness programs, products and delivery services.
Manny V. Pangilinan, Chairman, President and CEO of MPIC, expressed his excitement and confidence in the MPIC Group’s latest foray into digital healthcare, believing that through collaboration with healthcare experts from trust, mWell will develop an ecosystem to bring integrated digital healthcare closer to every Filipino, even beyond the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many lives and has been seen as an opportunity to accelerate digital transformation, especially in the healthcare sector.
A year later, mWell unveiled a series of groundbreaking digital healthcare firsts as the first fully integrated health app in the Philippines at the forefront of innovation focused on good health and wellness.
At an event dubbed PH1 hosted by beauty queen, TV personality and youth advocate Catriona Gray, mWell celebrated many firsts in just over a year of its pilot launch and announced further efforts pioneers who are helping to redefine not just telemedicine, but the entire healthcare landscape.
PH1 witnessed the full feature display of the mWell app which showcases its holistic approach to telemedicine – from medical consultation, online pharmacy, emergency services and home care – to fitness and nutrition programs. Beyond patient care, he has also designed a state-of-the-art electronic medical records and clinic management system for physician partners.
“Metro Pacific Group’s mWell is the Philippines’ first fully integrated health app that brings together experts in technology, medicine, wellness and healthcare in one sustainable living ecosystem. This powerful platform provides access to quality health care and allows our compatriots to take control of their health as they rebuild their lives in the wake of the pandemic. We will continue to set the standards in digital healthcare as we build a healthier nation and become recognized as the standard bearer for innovative digital healthcare in the Philippines,” Pangilinan told a conference. press held at the MPIC conference room in Ortgias.
mWell’s many firsts include:
• First health app available worldwide for migrant workers/OFW
• First to offer the most affordable telemedicine with free accident insurance through the Healthsavers plan
• First to launch the largest nationwide digital medical mission with hundreds of volunteer doctors simultaneously offering free consultations nationwide on National Wellness Day
• First to offer a wellness score developed by data scientists: the mWellness Score, which measures physical activity, steps and sleep
• First to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinic management system designed by doctors for doctors – mWellMD
• First to deliver portable mobile digital clinic to remote communities nationwide—mWell OnTheGo
“We celebrate so many firsts through our dedication, passion and determination. We were able to offer these firsts in terms of product functionality, innovations not only for patients but also for doctors. We believe that improving the lives of Filipinos is a prerequisite for national progress. That’s why mWell helps improve lives by providing access to better health, which after all is a human right. It is both a digital health service and an advocacy because at the heart of mWell firsts is our mission to bring healthcare closer to more Filipinos by making health and available and accessible to everyone, anytime, anywhere,” says MPIC Chief Finance, Risk and Chief Sustainability Officer Chaye Cabal-Revilla.
The culture of innovation continues for mWell, not just as a super app, but as a fully integrated healthcare ecosystem that truly meets the needs of Filipinos. Another first soon to be launched is the mWell Wellness Wearable. This is designed to democratize and empower more Filipinos by making wellness apparel more affordable, especially in regional areas. Using the mWell Wellness Wearable, anyone can easily and more accurately track steps, physical activity and sleep time with the mWellness score on their watch. Soon, they will even be able to monitor temperature, oxygen level, heart rate and other vital signs which will facilitate teleconsultation on the app. Another telemedicine innovation in the works is the mWell kiosk which will be used by local government units for their medical missions.
mWell is backed by the biggest names in technology, wellness and health including Microsoft, Highly Succeed, Telus, Maya, Bayad, Aktivo, Active8me, Smart, PLDT Home, PLDT Enterprise, PLDT SME, PLDT Global , PSG Global Solutions, The Solution, Department of Migrant Workers Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Metro Pacific Health, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Gabay Guro, Gabay Kalusugan, Department of Migrant Workers, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, PCCSC, MedExpress, Healthlink, Lifeline 16 -911, PhilCare and Generali.
mWell welcomes doctors, clinics and hospitals from all over the country. Doctors can create their own mWell virtual clinic for free. There are no setup or membership fees. Physicians will receive quick and easy training to access the mWell suite of services and can immediately digitize their practice, reaching more patients nationwide.
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