Healthx transforming Pakistan in healthcare sector
KARACHI: Healthx, powered by Trudoc International, a multinational healthcare management company formally launched in Pakistan. Healthx is part of a global group with operations in over 10 countries and a customer ecosystem of 24 million plus lives across the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
It is a 24/7, membership (subscription) based, data driven, hybrid, primary care delivery model with both digital and physical touch points (At Home, At Office, At Hospital, when traveling) dotted strategically all across the patient life cycle. Its core function is to keep patients healthy and help save costs for both patients and payers alike by practicing globally certified evidence-based medicine throughout the year rather than reactive episodic care.
Khaqan Sikander, company’s Chief Executive Officer while addressing a press conference in Karachi, said, “We combine next-generation technology with personalised in-person home health services to provide 24/7 access to qualified, full time employed, licensed & experienced healthcare professionals, doctors, psychologists & wellness (nutritionists/fitness) experts. This unique model offers a one stop solution for people who are healthy, acutely or chronically ill through different entry points that are all connected to a 24/7 Contact Centre. We are the leading 24×7 care level management delivery system provider across the developing world. Having a vast track record across many countries, including but not limited to, UAE, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and many more, we have the track record and credibility to deliver quality services at scale.”
Speaking at the launch ceremony, CEO Healthx, Khaqan Sikander further added, “Pakistan is a country of immense potential. Our decision to enter at this difficult economic time for the country and its citizens is deliberate and underlies our commitment to improving the lives of people in the Country. With rising cost of living, our model is uniquely positioned to reduce private and public healthcare expenditure, lessen the congestion on an already overburdened healthcare system and save precious resources of for patients, employers & governments.”
“Moreover, the data centric, preventive aspect of the model will help towards preventing diseases in the first place, so we are better prepared for the next pandemics and epidemics of the future. We have specific, tried and tested solutions for individuals, corporates and governments. Ultimately, our goal is to re-design the healthcare delivery system of Pakistan and we are confident that we will be able to do so, simply, because we have done so before, around many countries across the world.” Khaqan added.
“History is going to judge leaders around the world with respect to how they balance between saving lives and saving livelihoods. This is exactly where we saw the opportunity for TruDoc and this is why we focused our attention on the 20 percent of the population that consumes 82 percent of the medical cost,” said Raouf Khalil, CEO and founder of TruDoc 24×7″.
Explaining the Healthx operational system, other speakers added, “Healthx’s system provides 24×7 access to consultations supported with centralized medical records without any obstacle of patient’s location. The evidence-based medicine prescribing and early intervention service helps save on unnecessary healthcare costs. High-risk chronic patients are 20% of the population who consume 80% of the medical costs. Our continuous risk stratification helps providing better integrated and more efficient care for such patients. Utilizing mobile and internet connectivity, mixed together with in person personalised care, Helathx’s services reduce congestion in healthcare facilities, lower costs for patients and give users access to educational healthcare content to help prevent diseases, which in the long term will contribute to a healthier population.”