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USC-BEST senior health economist confirms MyDoc unlocks up to 28% in healthcare savings

Singapore — MyDoc, Asia’s first value-based digital managed care platform, is driving a reduction in healthcare costs by at least 16 percent, according to a recent study done by a senior economist at the University of Southern California, Center for Economic and Social Research. MyDoc’s model showed a potential cost saving as high as 28 percent can be extracted as a result of improvements in chronic diseases management and aversion of A&E services, based on healthcare estimates on a patient sample size reflecting the current state of Singapore's health ecosystem.

“We are seeing a real potential to save US$540 billion for the healthcare industry in Asia,” said Dr. Snehal Patel, CEO and co-founder of MyDoc. 
Mercer Marsh Benefits reported total annual healthcare expenditure in the region reached US$2.7 trillion in 2017 and is forecasted to grow at 8 percent CAGR through 2020 according to OECD2.

By redesigning key touch points along the patient-clinician journey and integrating …

MyDoc joins MOH Regulatory Sandbox to build sustainable and safe digital healthcare system

MyDoc announces its entry into a Regulatory Sandbox with the Ministry of Health (MOH). MyDoc is making the business of getting well and staying well simpler (and safer) for patients, healthcare providers, insurers and corporates. Since our inception in 2012, we have achieved several firsts for digital health in Singapore and have been shaping the development of digital healthcare in key Asian markets. Our portfolio of innovation includes establishing:

MyDoc Care Network 24/7 digital pharmacy service in partnership with Guardian pharmacy - a free community service for all Singapore residents where they can easily chat with a pharmacist and consult on minor ailments or any product or medication query. Fully insured digital healthcare services for employees of leading Fortune 500 companies  Digital health screening and video consultation with licensed doctors to identify health anomalies and steer patients towards appropriate personal healthcare treatments Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) …

A Vegetarian Diet: What Does Your Doctor Think?

A strict vegetarian diet consists solely of plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, and beans. However, there are several variations of this fundamental principle. Ovo-Lacto vegetarians also eat eggs and dairy products. Pescatarians include fish and seafood into their meals. A strict vegetarian that excludes all animal products is also referred to as a vegan. Vegans might go one step further and consume mainly uncooked and unprocessed, “raw foods.” The American Dietetic Association believes that well-planned vegetarian diets are healthy, nutritionally sound, provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of diseases, and are suitable for individuals at all stages of the life cycle. Why do people use vegetarian diets? Although many vegetarians eschew animal products due to environmental and ethical beliefs, it’s the numerous health benefits that grab the attention of the medical fraternity and health authorities. It’s been estimated that as many as 70 percent o…

MyDoc Fitness: Stretches to get your body moving

As part of MyDoc@Work, we will be sharing fitness related content by our fitness partner uFit. Maire, uFit clinic physiotherapist, shares her top 5 stretches to get you loose and limber. Fitness Tip 1: Hip rotations and lower back stretchLay on your back, put your arms out in a “T” position and bend both knees bent to 90’. Keeping knees and ankles together, gently rotate knees to one side and turn head to loot to the opposite side. Slowly de-rotate and repeat the same stretch to the other side. Move slowly and with an exhaled breath. Hold the stretch for 3-5 breaths and do 3 repetitions on each side. Fitness Tip 2: Lower back stretchesThis is a little more intense that the above stretch. Lay in the same position as above. But instead, take one knee into your chest and then slowly rotate that knee across your body and over to the other side. Try to keep the opposite shoulder down. Hold this position for 3-5 breaths and repeat on the other side. Do 3 times on each side. Fitness Tip 3: Thora…

5 Great Alternatives to Processed Sugar

Health-conscious people are constantly looking for natural and nutritious ingredients to replace the processed ones. Ditching refined or processed sugar is at the top of the list for most, as health professionals keep warning us about the dangers of consuming what’s considered the drug of the 21st century. Starting a whole foods diet is key to keep insulin levels in balance; in exchange, you’ll get rid of cravings and, most importantly, you’ll avoid health conditions triggered by refined sugar such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. A Secret EnemyIt’s hard to stay away from sugar when having a sweet tooth, though. That’s why the aim of this lifestyle change is not so much quitting all kinds of sugar for good but to opt for sugars coming from unprocessed natural sources (plants and fruits), thus healthier for our bodies. By making small changes in eating habits, you’ll put an end to a serious addiction harming your physical and mental health: you’ll quickly see yo…

MyDoc Fitness: Outdoor and body weight exercises

As part of MyDoc@Work, we will be sharing fitness related content produced by our fitness partner uFit. Marcus Fam, Head of uFit Bootcamps, shares his top five exercises you can do outdoors with no equipment required. Fitness Tip 1: LungesNot only does working the legs expend more calories due to recruiting a higher amount of motor units, who doesn’t want to have nice legs? Try incorporating lunges in sprint intervals as part of your active recovery. Always keep your chest and shoulders upright, and your spine in neutral while lunging. As with all resistance exercises, the focus should be on the muscles, not the joints. Perform a full range of motion and avoid bouncing or jerking. If your legs are burning, congratulations, keep going! Fitness Tip 2:  SprintsLots of bootcampers are ace runners, but for those who aren’t keen to clock in 10km runs or more, give a go at sprinting. So we’re not talking about aerobic running. Full-on anaerobic sprints that leave you gasping for air and leave yo…