StarHub Launches LifeHub+ Digital Health Service with Alexandra Hospital
Singaporean telco StarHub has partnered up with Alexandra Hospital and ConnectedLife with Fitbit to launch a digital health service dubbed LifeHub+. The service is meant to connect patients with their doctors or caregivers to better manage pre- and non-complex chronic conditions.
The collaboration with Fitbit comes in the form of data sharing with the LifeHub+ app. Patients can consent to share important health data from their Fitbit and the app will give them important feedback on improving their health such as dynamic health scores, data alerts and metrics.
Some of the data shared from the Fitbit device include steps, exercise, sleep patterns, heart rate, heart rate variability, skin temperature variation, breathing rate, oxygen saturation (SpO2) and more. The LifeHub+ app will combine these variables along with user-recorded blood pressure and blood glucose from third party devices to generate a dynamic wellness score.
Patients are also able to give their family doctor or General Practitioner (GP), a health coach from Alexandra Hospital, caregivers and even doctors from other healthcare institutions access to their data on the platform. This enables them to guide patients towards healthier lifestyles, especially for those who are at-risk or suffer from chronic health conditions including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
There is also ConnectedCare, which is a plan under LifeHub+ that patients have to pay for under their healthcare providers. It costs S$9.99 per month but at launch, the first 300 subscribers through partner GPs will receive a Fitbit wearable as well as access to ConnectedCare for free for the first 12 months.
As of now, StarHub claims that over 30 GPs have already expressed interest in using the new service. For healthcare providers who are curious about LifeHub+, you can find out more information on their website. ConnectedLife is also working on improving the app with lifestyle questionnaires and disease risk assessment tools, which will be integrated in the future.
StarHub has collaborated with Alexandra Hospital and ConnectedLife to launch a digital health service called LifeHub+.
It allows patients to share data from their Fitbit onto the app so healthcare providers can get more detailed information on how to guide their lifestyles.
ConnectedCare is a plan under LifeHub+ that costs S$9.99 a month but is free for the first year for the first 300 subscribers.