Medix Launches Health App and Encourages Startup Development
Personal medical management service provider Medix said it would soon launch their virtual health app. Medix CEO & President Sigal Atzmon said this application will be available in October 2021 which will also be available in Indonesian.
“Not only that, but we will also invest and bring our startups and digital companies to Indonesia,” he said in a release, Thursday (26/8/2021).
Furthermore, he sees increasing demand and activity in the field of remote and digital health in Indonesia so that companies aim to support and play a role in the development of the health ecosystem in Indonesia, ensuring accessibility, affordability and quality care for all.
Sigal is optimistic that digital health solutions can enable companies to achieve business growth of up to three digits year-on-year. The reason is that the potential of the Indonesian market for digital health services is very significant.
Not only because of the large population, but because of increased awareness about how important health is during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Indonesia Still Lacks of Resources
However, Sigal said that Indonesia still faces big challenges in the world of health care. For example, there is still a lack of resources. One of the indicators, for example, the World Bank Data, is that there are only 0.4 doctors per 1000 people in Indonesia.
Meanwhile, when compared to China, it has 2.0 doctors per 1000 people, Malaysia has 1.5, and Singapore has 2.3. In addition, Indonesia only has 1.2 hospital beds for every 1,000 people. Meanwhile, China has 4.3 beds per 1000 people, 1.9 in Malaysia, and 2.5 in Singapore.
In fact, Indonesia also faces geographical challenges so that its population is spread across thousands of islands, transparency, international expertise and standards, and fragmentation of care.
Sigal said, in order to pursue a three-digit growth target year-on-year, Medix implemented several strategies, including developing strategic collaborations with more companies, banks, and insurance companies.
“Medix is also taking advantage of the fast-growing awareness of digital health services in Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
From a global point of view, Sigal also mentions that there are four ongoing global health trends. First, only 42 percent of people feel they are healthy or very healthy.
The Medix medical monitor survey also found that 50 percent of the world does not have access to essential health services, 100 million people fall into extreme poverty because of health costs.
Third, 68 percent of global entrepreneurs are likely to invest in digital health in the next 5 years and last, 88 percent of Indonesians are interested in Medix personal medical management services.
Providing Comprehensive Health Services
Medix services include Global Personal Case Management Services, Disease Prevention Management Services, COVID-19 related support services, Digital Health Solutions, Health Strategies, and Medical Governance Services to insurance companies, large corporations, and government agencies.
He continued, the company’s digital remote services are supported by a quality accredited network of more than 4,000 specialist doctors, doctors, and nurses.
Medix Group has offices in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Tel Aviv and Melbourne with a client base of more than six million members in more than 90 countries.
Medix offers its clients value-added services in the healthcare world. The Medix medical team consists of 300 in-house doctors as well as nurses, research experts, medical administration teams, and a global network of more than 4,000 medical professionals and 2,000 accredited leading hospitals.
Since 2006, Medix has been providing quality, data-driven virtual medical management services with state-of-the-art technology run by digital tools and a network of leading medical specialists.
“Pandemics are revolutionizing the healthcare system and pushing us to take advantage of the digital health services that are all around us.
For example, virtual health consultation. Surveys show that many people prefer it, mainly because of the fast results,” said Sigal. According to him, digitalization will be a balance in health care.
Digitization will reduce doctors’ working hours, reduce the number of patients hospitalized, and provide essential health information and diagnostic tools for the rich and poor, urban and rural residents alike, in a safer, more affordable and sustainable way.