Alexandra Hospital to use StarHub’s solution to connect patients with doctors

Alexandra Hospital to use StarHub’s solution to connect patients with doctors
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Singapore’s Alexandra Hospital (AH) has partnered with StarHub to implement its new digital health service that enables patients to share health data with doctors for tracking and daily improvement. 

The new solution - LifeHub+, built in partnership with healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) company ConnectedLife and consumer electronics brand Fitbit - allows users to share data and receive dynamic health scores, data alerts and other metrics over StarHub's network. 

It also grants access to a pre-programmed care team comprising their family doctors, general practitioners (GP),  health coaches, caregivers and doctors from AH and other healthcare institutions, to access their health data via a dedicated secure LifeHub+ dashboard. 

Around 300 eligible patients from AH and GP clinics with preventable chronic health risks will be among the first to be onboarded to the solution. 

AH's Healthcare Redesign Clinical Director, Alexander Yip said the hospital was "constantly looking to implement new technology-enabled care models to provide better care to all patients". 

“This new digital health initiative leverages wearables to provide a rich source of information on the lifestyle of our patients, which helps our doctors and health coaches in AH improve patients' health,” he added. 

Starhub’s Consumer Business Group chief Johan Buse said the focus was on improving patient experience in the healthcare sector. 

“It is currently a free scalable cloud service for doctors to help them channel attentive care and enrol their consenting patients into a holistic health plan.”

He explained that the health and wellness data in the app include Fitbit metrics which users can choose to share, such as steps, exercise, sleep patterns, heart rate, heart rate variability, skin temperature variation, breathing rate, oxygen saturation (SpO2) and more. 

“This data, together with user-recorded blood pressure and blood glucose from third-party devices are combined in the app to generate a dynamic wellness score,” he added. 

Fitbit data is integrated into the LifeHub+ platform via public WebAPI. \

Besides helping to connect GPs in the western region, AH is also onboarding its own metabolic clinic patients.

StarHub said it may include more features like lifestyle questionnaires and disease risk assessment tools in future upgrades. 

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