HeartVoice, a joint venture between Omron Healthcare and iAPPS Pte Ltd aims to pre-empt and eradicate chronic diseases at the workplace.
Singapore, 19 February 2021
Imagine a workforce that is not defined by age but by their heart health instead. A new generation of people will emerge, with zero heart attacks and zero strokes, making them the most productive workforce ever. We call them Generation Zero. HeartVoice is paving the way to this aspirational reality with its integrated corporate wellness programme.
Many organisations have long offered health screenings for their employees, yet chronic diseases are still a growing problem in the workplace here. This is probably because employees are left to manage their health on their own accord, but they don’t know what their follow-up options are.
HeartVoice fills the gap by providing technology-enabled health screening supported with follow-up plans personalised to an individual’s condition. The Programme provides a holistic approach that includes health screening, home-based health monitoring, online doctor consultations and Health Programs focused on treating chronic diseases and supporting healthy weight loss. The entire programme is designed to guide employees through each step of their wellness journey, having all features integrated on a single platform for HeartVoice’s subscribers convenience.
Employees’ health journey starts with a health screening session which can be booked and paid for via the HeartVoice App. During the screening, employees receive instant health insights about their blood pressure, heart rate and body composition directly in the App. Seven days after the screening, they will receive their screening reports, again directly in the App.
“Our health screening team reported that the immediate health status feedback sparked conversations and created buzz among colleagues at the Health Kiosks as they discuss and share their readings and graphs among one another. This feature alone raises health awareness, increasing the chance of doing a further follow-up with our medical team,” said Mr Daisuke Nozaki, Managing Director, HeartVoice Pte. Ltd. “After health screening, employees are encouraged to monitor their health vitals at home through our App while being guided with personalised health notifications. While our Remote Monitoring Programs consist of video consultations, in-clinic visits, live-time health vitals monitoring and educational videos from our doctors.”
The Programme comes at a right time when chronic illness are detected in individuals as young as 30 years old. Productivity loss due to sickness absenteeism per employee is projected to increase by 25 per cent on Gross National Income in Singapore, reaching S$3.3 billion by 2030. It highlights the urgent need for organisation to address this issue in more holistic ways other than just offering health screening only.
“The common health issue with our staff is high blood pressure. So we hope that HeartVoice programme will make a big difference in the way our staff manage their health”, says Eleanor Lim, Senior Human Resources Executive, The Fullerton Hotel, one of the early adopters of the Programme.
HeartVoice corporate wellness programme is made possible by leveraging the expertise and industry experience of OMRON Healthcare and iAPPS Pte Ltd. It brings together a suite of healthcare technological solutions, direct engagement and a personalised touch from the network of medical professionals, all integrated into a secure and user-friendly app platform.
The three critical capabilities are,
- a technological platform that allows HeartVoice’s subscribers to seamlessly manage their health.
- OMRON’s remote patient monitoring technology and cutting edge algorithm to support doctors with patient monitoring and stratify patients based on their health performance.
- a strong, dedicated network of medical professionals who can monitor subscribers’ health data and make timely, data-driven decisions.
“Our zero heart attack and zero stroke mandate can only be achieved if we drive home the importance of early detection and intervention through health screening and also provide tech-enabled customised lifestyle modification and chronic disease management programmes. People spend most of their time at work. HeartVoice aims to raise health awareness, one office at a time. Generation Zero will happen when ongoing health monitoring and proactive data-based lifestyle modifications become a custom for everyone,” said Mr Nozaki.
About HeartVoice Pte Ltd
As a Joint Venture between OMRON Healthcare and iAPPS Pte Ltd., HeartVoice offers a full suite of MedTech solutions for healthcare providers, patients and corporate organizations. Joining OMRON Healthcare on a mission toward zero cardiac events, HeartVoice helps people achieve better health outcomes through preventive healthcare services. Along with video consultations and health screening, HeartVoice offers remote patient monitoring via free App to record and monitor health vitals. Patients can opt for a Remote Health Program to better manage their ongoing chronic conditions, by syncing their health vitals to their preferred doctor’s dashboard and receiving regular updates.
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About OMRON Healthcare
Committed to improving people’s lives, OMRON Healthcare provides clinically proven, innovative medical equipment for health monitoring and therapy. Our product portfolio includes blood pressure monitors, nebulizers, electronic thermometers, transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulators (TENS) as well as body composition monitors and professional medical devices. For many decades, OMRON’s devices have helped people prevent, treat and manage lifestyle diseases both at home and in clinical practice in more than 100 countries in the world. OMRON HEALTHCARE Group is headquartered in Muko City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. For more information, please visit OMRON’s website at https://www.omronhealthcare-ap.com/
About iAPPS Pte. Ltd.
iAPPS is a pioneer financial technology company specialised in mobile app development and marketing. Headquartered in Singapore, it was awarded the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Global and 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Asia. “ActiveSG”, launched in 2014, has remained the company’s most prominent product, with more than 1.6 million users. The app empowers ‘ActiveSG’, a national sports initiative by the Singapore government. https://www.iappsasia.com/
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