Innovative mobile healthcare apps which are booming in Asia

It is estimated that because of novel coronavirus Smartphone-based mHealth app market will rise immensely by 2020

The help of artificial intelligence, to support medical data and create super-intelligent medical products is improving the healthcare industry to a great extent.

Nowadays, healthcare apps drive development and revenue in all parts of the healthcare industry. 

Here are some of the important healthcare apps which are helping people during present circumstances in Asia:

  1. MyDoc is a patient-centric Singapore based healthcare company that has been lately named as 2020 Singapore Telehealth Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan. “MyDoc displays exemplary leadership and addresses unmet needs in the Singapore telehealth industry by digitalizing healthcare through its telehealth platform. Its strong regional presence in eight countries, i.e., Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, India, and the Philippines, has gained MyDoc the trust of renowned healthcare participants, including global insurers, leading regional pharmacy chains, and technology players,” said Aliya Zulkafli, Research Associate for Best Practices, Frost & Sullivan.
  2. Healthcare tele-consultancy start-up Practo informed that the number of users on its platform is increasing by an “average of over 100 percent week-by-week” and more than 50 percent of e-consultations were associated with the novel coronavirus. “There has been a significant increase in the number of people using online consultation, aged 60 and above. And close to 40 percent of all teleconsults on our platform are happening from tier-2 and tier-3 cities,” co-founder & CEO of Practo, Shashank ND, said.
  3. Singapore digital healthcare startup Gmedes started a delivery app for routine medicines. The app focuses on easy availability for patients and caregivers in getting prescribed medicines.
  4. Because of COVID-19, new apps were launched this year for contact tracing in China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and South Korea, etc. More than one million people have downloaded TraceTogether a contacttracing app in Singapore. In India novel coronavirus contact tracing app has been downloaded 100 million times. With the help of the phone’s Bluetooth and location data, Aarogya Setu lets users know if they have been nearby an individual with Covid-19 by scanning a database of recorded cases of infection.
  5. CureFit one of the fitness apps declares that as many as two hundred thousand people are taking part in its live classes daily on the app. Apps such as Fittr have also introduced online workout sessions for their users on their apps and on social media platforms, noting tremendous downloads. “The traction we are seeing for our live classes is even better than we saw in our centers, where 80,000-90,000 people would work out every day,” said Naresh Krishnaswamy, head of growth and business at CureFit.

The current data by Statista show that around 2021 the world’s mHealth market is evaluated to rise up to $100 bn.

People give prime importance to their health therefore using healthcare mobile applications is imperative for both individuals and businesses. 

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