Book Sinovac-Coronovac COVID-19 Vaccine for your 3rd dose

For those who completed their vaccination regime at least 6 months (180 days) ago, you can now book an appointment to have Sinovac administered as your 3rd dose at the i-wellness Clinic, a member of iAPPS Health Group (available on a first-come, first-serve basis).

Can I take Sinovac for my 3rd dose, if I initially took another type of Vaccine?

👍🏻 Sinovac is available for any individual who has completed their first 2 doses of any approved vaccine

⌛ 3rd doses for Sinovac is recommended to be taken after 180 days or 6 months from your 2nd dose

🩺 Limited slots for Sinovac are available for booking at the i-wellness clinic

Who can take Sinovac-Coronavac COVID-19 vaccines?

💉 What is Sinovac?: Inactivated virus COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese company, Sinovac Biotech

🏥 Approved by the World Health Organization (WHO): Validated for emergency use, meeting international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing

👍🏼 Vaccine efficacy according to WHO: Prevented symptomatic disease in 51% of those vaccinated, and prevented severe COVID-19 and hospitalization in 100% of studied population

👩🏻 WHO recommends it for: Adults 18 years and older

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Featured on CNA938: Could smartphone-based apps like nBuddy be effective in controlling diabetes?

The first lifestyle management app backed by clinical studies and scientific evidence, nBuddy Diabetes is developed by HeartVoice, a member of iAPPS Health Group, and was conceptualised by NUH Chief Dietitian Dr. Lim Su Lin. 

As reported in 4 peer-reviewed journals published within the past 2 years, nBuddy is proven to be effective in promoting positive behavioural change for weight and chronic disease management.

Dr. Lim Su Lin was recently invited to speak with Daniel Martin on CNA938’s Health Matters about her latest study, which involved a randomised clinical trial with Asian adults with Type 2 Diabetes.

Scroll down to read through what they discussed!



Daniel Martin (DM):
Type 2 Diabetes – it’s a major public health problem all over the world. In Singapore, something like 640,000 people suffer from Diabetes. Could Lifestyle Interventions really be effective in Diabetes Management? A team of researchers, led by Dr. Lim Su Lin, Chief Dietitian from NUH, carried out a randomised clinical trial to compare the effects of a culturally contextualised smartphone-based intervention compared to usual care on weight and metabolic outcomes.

Sharing with us the study’s key findings and the effectiveness of something known as the Nutritionist Buddy Diabetes app, lead researcher – the aforementioned Dr. Lim Su Lin – is here. Dr Lim, welcome to the show!

Dr. Lim Su Lin (SL): Hello, Daniel!

DM: I’m very intrigued about what dent this could make in our war on diabetes. Talk to me about the nature of the clinical trial — how were you able to test the effectiveness of something like this?

SL: Firstly, I want to say – did you know despite so many smartphone-based apps on diets and healthy living, there are just very few of them based on clinical studies?

DM: No, and that’s a worrying thing right? That means a lot of people are using these apps that don’t have a lot of real evidence behind them.

SL: Yes, so I’m very happy to say that this is indeed the first randomised controlled trial in Singapore using a smartphone-based lifestyle intervention on people with Diabetes, and we know that randomised controlled trials provide the highest level, which is the Level 1 evidence for therapeutic studies.

DM: What did the study try to establish? How did the clinical trial get underway? What was the conduct of it?

SL: Because it was a randomised controlled trial, we randomised participants either to the intervention — which is the mobile app group — and the control group. They get either one randomly, and both the control and intervention participants received the diet and physical advice from a dietitian at baseline.

However, additionally, for the Intervention participants, they were advised to download the nBuddy Diabetes or the Nutritionist Buddy app and use them. For the benefit of listeners who may not be familiar with the nBuddy Diabetes app, it is a clinical-grade app which incorporates evidence-based behavioural modification strategies to promote weight loss and diabetes control.

Some of the key features: it has a database of more than 14,000 food items which are localised to a Singapore context, and it can also evaluate the suitability of food choices and provides a healthier alternative if the food chosen is not the best choice — this is actually a unique feature. Another unique feature is that it provides a prompt when a user exceeds their calorie or carbohydrates limits. This helps people to understand their diet – whether they exceeded their carbohydrates and things like that.

DM: What did the study establish — was it able to find that it was effective, that using the app had a greater result than just the control?

SL: Yes, very! In fact, some of the results fascinated us. We especially want to highlight the good results of participants who initially had poor diabetes control at baseline, because they benefited the most significantly. These people benefited from the mobile app intervention with a 1.8% reduction in HbA1c. HbA1c is an indicator of the average 3 months blood sugar control. This insight shows that it’s greater than the improvement of about 1% achieved in most oral diabetes medications, as reported in many studies. To our surprise, the reduction in blood sugar was also achieved alongside significant reductions in diabetes medication in the mobile app group. That means besides blood sugar being controlled and dropped, they also end up reducing their diabetes medication. In the study, usually we worry about – maybe the blood sugar dropped because the doctor increased the medication, but the good thing was that we actually took note of the medications the patients are taking and any changes to the medications along the intervention.

DM: How lovely to hear! It’s not just about minor improvements — it could lead to even some major life changes, potentially, and measurable at that! I’m curious though, because of our diverse population, our elderly population, people with language capacities and different languages spoken in Singapore, how user friendly is this app would you say in terms of user interface and the ability to reach different demographics?

SL: Of course, there will be people who are not very tech savvy, so maybe they may not benefit so much from this, but we have quite many elderly participants above 65 years old and they have benefited from it too — as long as they’re willing to use the app. The good thing is that even for the Malay population, if the type in a Malay word, the app will be able to translate and come up with a list of the items they’re looking for. So many of our elderly participants have benefited from it, that’s what I can say.

DM: So language support is there for English and Malay. What about Mandarin?

SL: For those who are solely Mandarin-speaking or can only read Mandarin, we haven’t really tackled this group yet. But Broken English is fine — as long as people can speak Simple English, we are okay with that and they are able to use the app. 

DM: That sounds great! What’s the availability like? Can somebody download and use it right now?

SL: This app is available to the public in the App Store and Play Store with basic features accessible for free to the public, so they can download it right now. 

DM: And is there a paid option or something like that?

SL: If they want to upgrade to a Pro version, then there will be certain features that will be accessible to them like Daily Tips and Carbohydrates Listing. For those who pay the Premium, they even get nutritionist support and videos available for them. 

DM: Ah, that’s the thing, because coming from the Dietetics department, I was wondering whether this is an opportunity to have a form of remote connection with the patients in a way.

SL: That’s exactly what we did in this study — participants were able to connect with the Dietitians through the app. So this is one of the features we have in this app, with the Premium version. The Pro is without the support from the Dietitian, but the Premium is. But the Pro has a few other features available. Basic is good enough if they want to download it for free and try it out first, just go ahead – there’s no obligation that they have to pay for it and things like that. A lot of people are downloading it and using it for free actually!

DM: I’m sure! You know what? If it’s good advice, if it’s backed up by research like you said and a clinical trial behind it in terms of its potential impact, what a great opportunity. Dr. Lim Su Lin, the Chief Dietitian from the National University Hospital — a smartphone-based lifestyle intervention app for weight and blood sugar control in Type 2 Diabetes patients.

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Managing your weight and blood sugar using nBuddy Diabetes Mobile App

Diabetic patient Mr Yang Chao Zong: “Using nBuddy Diabetes app changed my whole life

With the help of nBuddy Diabetes app, 70year old trainer Mr Yang Chao Zong managed to shave off 16kg and gained control of his sugar levels by making lifestyle and dietary changes.

Locally, more than 640000 Singaporeans are diabetic. Research has shown that obesity increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 80% to 85%, thus carrying excessive body weight does not equate to prosperity. With the help of nBuddy mobile app, the 70-year old instructor has not only managed to lose about 16kg, in 1 year, but has also managed to improve his blood glucose control. 

Yang has been living for the past 12 years with diabetes. He was first diagnosed with high blood pressure, and then high cholesterol. He says that the combination of his inability to manage his appetite and obesity, contributed to his condition. He also believes that it was his own right to consume whatever he wishes leading to him reaching a weight of 92kg at one point.

In an interview with Lianhe Zaobao, together with Chief NUH Dietitian Dr Lim Su Lin, Yang confessed that it was only in the last 5-6 years that he accepted the fact that he was diagnosed with diabetes.”

Mr Yang shared that initially he did not experience any obvious symptoms and believed that by taking medications and having regular check-ups would be sufficient to manage his diabetes Furthermore, it was cultural that Chinese tend to refuse the fact that they have fallen ill, even so for their love of food.

Yang shared that he has no family history of diabetes. Even with his weight soaring to 92kg, Yang shared that he didn’t feel that there was anything wrong, furthermore, he sheepishly remarked that he used to think that being fat was a blessing. 

Results seen after 3 months

It was not until 4 August 2018, Yang’s first contact with NUH Chief Dietitian Dr Lim Su Lin, by participating in the research mobile application “Nutritionist Buddy Diabetes” (nBuddy Diabetes). Mr Yang carefully followed instructions and made changes to his diet and lifestyle, leading to him losing around 14-to 16kg in a year.

He continues: “I was told by the Doctor that if I don’t manage my condition well, it may lead to complications like proteinuria (protein in the urine), leading to chronic kidney disease, eventually leading to kidney failure which will require lifelong dialysis.

He confessed saying when he travels to Shanghai, it’s a must for him to eat braised pork. His favourite local dishes include laksa, char kway teow and tao suan. Cheesecake is another dish that is irresistible.

Yang said that when he first started using nBuddy Diabetes, almost every dish exceeded his dietary requirements; however after 3 months, he saw a gradual reduction of weight and blood glucose levels. Within half a year, he successfully lost 6 to 8kg while his HbA1c decreased from 10% to 6%. His diabetic medications were even reduced to once daily and high blood pressure medication reduced by half.

Managing your diet to manage your weight

Mr Yang shared that he weighed about 72kg before the pandemic however due to the reduction of outdoor activities and consuming lovely meals prepared by his wife, his weight has increased slightly to 75kg. However, he monitors his weight closely to prevent any further weight gain.

He said, “For the past 3 years, I have been going for a 30 minute brisk walk every morning. Food wise, I do not eat anything fried and I insist on less salt, sugar and oil. In the past, I loved to eat roasted pork, but now rarely. On occasions when I do choose to eat these foods, I tend to choose more lean cuts and select steamed or grilled fish. I used to eat Laksa weekly but now I only give it a go every 3 months or so.”

On the other hand, if he has any dishes he is a little addicted to, he will satisfy his craving with only a bite or two rather than finish the entire dish by himself Even if there was cheesecake, a dish Yang cannot resist, he will only take a bite.

Yang continues, “Now I choose to consume mainly only brown rice and high quality, lean protein like fish and skinless chicken. Fruits wise I would manage my portion size which helps me manage my blood glucose levels and also reduce my meal portions by half. A healthy diet is not about avoiding everything but rather making smart choices. ”

After losing weight, Yang found himself a lot lighter, going up and down the stairs no longer gave him any knee pains. He became much more energetic and has a reduction in his waist size by 4 inches to 34 inches now.

“To me, these significant changes has been my main source of motivation.”

Yang’s height is 173cm which means his ideal weight is 69kg. However, he is not pursuing quick weight loss, but rather is focusing on healthy dietary patterns and lifestyle. 

He says, “This app (nBuddy Diabetes) has changed my life. Actually, change in diet is about choosing healthy foods rather than food restriction. I can still choose to eat the food that I want as long as I control the portion size and make unhealthy food an occasional occurrence. If I want to eat a hamburger, I can check on the app to see if there are other healthier options that can also satisfy my cravings.”

For example, he still drinks beer occasionally and regards it as a joyous occasion. During Lunar New Year, he purchased many non-sugar and “bakkwa” that is low in sugar. For wedding banquets and dinners, he will also not eat too much.

Yang describes having nBuddy Diabetes app is like having a trusted partner around, reminding and urging him to make healthier food choices and to exercise regularly.

“I am now “graduated”, no longer under this research program. However, I will occasionally log my food choices and allow the application to suggest some healthier choices. 

Yang has completed his 2 vaccinations as well as his booster, and says, “ I’m glad NUS has launched this program and I am also happy to share with everyone how I have benefitted from it.”

A 3-year clinical trial research on the nBuddy Diabetes conducted by Dr Lim from October 2017 till march last year, showed that in 204 participants, diet and lifestyle changes lead to lower blood sugar levels and reduction of weight in diabetics, thereby reducing the risk of diabetes complication.

Having been in the medical industry for 27years, Dr Lim’s most heart-wrenching moments would be seeing a lot of Type 2 Diabetic patients suffer from further complications such as kidney failure, retinopathy and amputations. Although a healthy diet and lifestyle can delay the progression of diabetes it cannot be reversed.

At the same time, Dr Lim also found that many patients are able to control their diabetes well by adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle from the beginning, with minimal damage to their organs. This inspired her to develop the nBuddy Diabetes app.

Poor dietary habits leading to increase in medication

Dr Lim says, “Many patients with type 2 diabetes think that just with regular intake of their medicine, it will be adequate to manage their condition however this is a myth. Not changing one’s eating habits and managing their blood sugars will lead to an increase in medication that one has to take and may even lead to further complications. 

Therefore, she advises people with diabetes to avoid foods high in refined sugar while ensuring adequate fiber intake by consuming vegetables and legumes, replacing refined carbohydrates like white bread and white rice with wholegrain, consuming adequate protein, reducing saturated fat intake and adhering to a regular exercise plan.

In terms of exercise, Dr Lim recommends 150 minutes of aerobic exercises a week by choosing your favourite type of movement including brisk walking, jogging, swimming or taichi and even dividing the 30 minutes of daily exercise into 2 to 3 shorter sessions throughout the day.

“In terms of diets, the nBuddy Diabetes will provide users with healthier options to choose from, for example, replacing brown rice with white rice, Should the store not have brown rice available, the app will also suggest for you to reduce the amount of rice and increase the number of vegetables instead.”

According to Health Promotion Board’s My Healthy Plate, half of the plate should be vegetables, a quarter being lean protein and the last quarter being wholegrains. Portion control paramount. 

Compared to other mobile applications, Dr Lim says nBuddy Diabetes’ 3 biggest features are calculating calories, carbohydrate and sugar intake, alerting the user if excessive intake is detected; setting achievable goals including weight and blood sugar management and reminding users to move and exercise regularly.

 She says that it is possible to cultivate healthy lifestyles including adequate physical activity, healthy dietary patterns and limiting unhealthy food to no more than twice weekly. 

Young people should be assessed for their risk of diabetes.

Dr Lim shared that common symptoms in diabetics include frequent urination, thirst and fatigue, but most people will not be aware that they have issues with excessive blood sugar. Thus it is recommended that those above the age of 40 should go for regular check-ups and those under 40 can do a diabetes risk screen online. 

She also says, “Being obese or overweight may increase the risks of heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and joint problems, reducing the quality of life.”

Actually, change in diet is about choosing healthy foods rather than food restriction. I can still choose to eat the food that I want as long as I control the portion size and make it only an occasional occurrence. If I want to eat a hamburger, I can check on the app to see if there are other healthier options that can also satisfy my cravings.

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An elevated lifestyle experience for Health & Wellness, an expansion of the i-Wellness Clinic

Singapore, July 5, 2021 — Last Friday, the Integrated Wellness Clinic (iWC) at Novena Specialist Centre, a member of the iAPPS Health Group (iHG), officially celebrated the opening of its newly-renovated space at #07-07 of the Centre, an addition to the clinic’s offerings, where it is currently operating in two other units within the Novena Specialist Centre.

Beyond just medical care

The new space features an Executive Lounge, where patients who sign up for Prime Health Screening Packages at the iWC will get to relax while waiting for their appointments, which will be held in a room located within the same space.

In an effort to offer a more holistic healthcare approach to the community, nBuddy, a lifestyle management mobile app, is now extending its online presence reach in the nBuddy Suite, a Nutrition Studio within the newly-renovated space, to provide nutritional care beyond the usual medical care services found at most clinics.

nBuddy Quick Facts

  • Lifestyle Management Application
  • Extensive & reliable database of over 14,000 LOCAL food items which has undergone over 7,000 hours of thorough nutritional evaluation by professional dietitians
  • Backed by science, with 5 research papers published in peer-reviewed international journals, funded by national research grants

Leveraging on technology and healthcare expertise

The Integrated Wellness Clinic currently offers accessible treatment on-site at the clinic or through virtual online consults via HeartVoice’s teleheath technology. For earlier detection, patients can arrange for health screenings, and participate in remote patient monitoring enabled by Omron devices’ data synced in real-time on the HeartVoice app.

A win-win for ALL.

 

“Today, we celebrate iWC’s expansion and a new chapter for nBuddy — extending their nutritional wellness services beyond the online audience with a physical space here at iWC, serving offline consult needs too to facilitate proactive lifestyle management among ALL patients. It’s a win-win for all and a significant milestone for iHG’s 3P personalised, predictive and preventive medicine that aims to integrate not just medical, but also functional and nutritional offerings for the community.”
Dr. Lam Pin Min, iHG Chairman & Former Senior Minister of State for Health in his opening address at the iWC

An elevated visiting experience at the newly renovated health & wellness lifestyle space

“It’s a celebration for iWC too, complementing our current medical services with nBuddy’s offerings, plus a lifestyle space that our patients and visitors can enjoy and spend time on health and wellness activities with friends and family.”
Carrie Ee, Director of Operations at Integrated Wellness Clinic

Besides attending one-on-one nutrition consultations, the newly renovated space doesn’t just serve as a “executive lounge” for visitors to rest and recharge before or after their appointments. Educational materials will be provided around the Executive Lounge and Nutritional Studio, for visitors to learn more about how they can manage a healthy lifestyle.

Functional Kitchen for Nutritional Cooking Demonstrations

The space also comes with a functional kitchen, including an oven, where cooking demonstrations and food tastings are planned to be held in the evenings or on weekends. These demonstrations, conducted by professionals in the nutritional domain, will provide visitors with valuable culinary knowledge for their taking and showcases how food can equally be tasty when cooked and prepared in a nutritional way.

Visit the new iWC unit today (address below) and participate in iHG’s new promise on healthy living where individuals are empowered to live life more abundantly through Fin-MedTech enabled 3P (Personalised, Predictive, and Preventive) medicine.

i-Wellness@HeartVoice
#07-07, Novena Specialist Centre
8 Sinaran Drive
Singapore 307470

 

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Introducing the iAPPS Health Group Digital Health Wallet, in collaboration with CashNow

Pictured (from left to right): Ivan Khua (Chairman, CashNow), Toh Kok Wee (Director, CashNow), Esther Xie (Director, iAPPS Health Group), Dr. Lam Pin Min (Chairman, iAPPS Health Group)

Pictured: Signing of official documents by representatives of CashNow and iAPPS Health Group

iAPPS Health Group (iHG) Digital Health Wallet is the FIRST healthcare payment solution being offered FREE for Corporates to manage benefits, control budget, automate claims — all in one unified platform.

It is also the FIRST in letting Providers keep not 25% – 50%, but 90% of their medical revenue which gets transferred instantly to their iHG Wallet (Provider) upon successful  transaction, vs the usual 2 – 3 months timeframe.

In Collaboration with CashNow Wallet

Offered by iAPPS Health Group (“iHG”) in collaboration with CashNow, iHG’s Digital Health Wallet utilises CashNow’s Send and Payment capabilities to facilitate seamless transactions for corporates, providers, and individuals all around.

“We started CashNow on the basis of serving the community, with increased accessibility through our integration with the SGQR label. Through this collaboration with iHG, we look forward to extending our services beyond the community, but also to corporate entities and healthcare providers islandwide.”
Ivan Khua, Chairman, CashNow

CashNow is widely used and accepted at over 8800 hawker centres, shops and F&B outlets islandwide that features SGQR code for Scan and Pay services.

“With CashNow on board, it allows the iHG Digital Wallet platform to help healthcare providers get paid faster. Corporates using the wallet can streamline their flexi-benefits administrative processes which also makes the claims process for individuals or employees more efficient. This allows everyone within the ecosystem to spend more time on things that truly matter and putting one’s health first.”
Dr. Lam Pin Min, iHG Chairman and Former Senior Minister of State for Health

Get ready for an elevated modern healthcare experience!

For Corporates: Give your workforce personalised healthcare benefits that’s optimised, easy to implement and at zero cost to you

  • Automate claims
  • Smarter benefits utilisation
  • Seamless administrative process
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For Providers: Enhance your suite of medical offerings

  • Get fairer returns for your services
  • Get paid in seconds… not months
  • Expand your patient base
  • Earn extra income passively & beyond clinic hours

For Individuals: Experience a seamless modern process when it comes to finding and claiming for healthcare

  • Find a list of quality providers
  • Stay organised
  • Cashless payments
  • Delivered right to your doorstep
  • Spend and get rewarded
  • Receive special offers

iHG’s Digital Health Wallet is currently being rolled out to our existing network of medical centres and family clinics islandwide. More features and enhancements are in the pipeline such as linking the wallet to a digital health card to provide a more holistic view on transaction history and health affordability status. 

Whether you’re a provider or corporate, or an individual, be a part of the iHG network to access the above listed details. Find out more at https://iappshealthgroup.com/digital-wallet

At iHG, we are committed to empowering individuals to live life more abundantly through Fin-MedTech enabled 3P personalised, predictive, and preventive medicine.

Pictured (from left to right): Ivan Khua (Chairman, CashNow), Toh Kok Wee (Director, CashNow), Esther Xie (Director, iAPPS Health Group), Dr. Lam Pin Min (Chairman, iAPPS Health Group)

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Integrated Wellness Clinic, a member of iAPPS Health Group, selected to administer Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

The Integrated Wellness Clinic (Novena Specialist Centre), a member of iAPPS Health Group (“iHG”) 3P Medicine Company, has been appointed by Singapore’s Ministry of Health (“MOH”) as one of 24 private clinics to administer the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine.

Carrie Ee, Director of Operations at Integrated Wellness Clinic at Novena Specialist Centre, said in an interview with CNA938: “We see it as an honour to be selected as one of the 24 clinics in providing the Sinovac vaccine. We see this exercise as serving the nation together.”

Selected clinics by MOH are based on the clinic’s ability to administer the vaccines safely, properly and efficiently. Other considerations include experience in vaccine administration, compliance history at past licensing inspections, and proposed administration fees for affordability assurance. 

Quick Facts

  • What it is: Inactivated virus COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese company, Sinovac Biotech
  • Approved by the World Health Organization (WHO): Validated for emergency use, meeting international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing
  • Vaccine efficacy by WHO: Prevented symptomatic disease in 51% of those vaccinated, and prevented severe COVID-19 and hospitalization in 100% of studied population
  • WHO recommends it for: Adults 18 years and older, in a 2-dose schedule taken 2 -4 weeks apart
  • Find out more here 

Interested vaccine-takers can opt for Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine at our clinic at an administrative charge of $25.

>>> Call 6250 7623 to book your appointment at the iWellness Clinic from 18 June

Sinovac COVID-19’s cost have been made free by the Singapore Government and individuals are not charged for the vaccine cost, beyond administrative fees, making the vaccine readily available and affordable. 

With the COVID-19 likely to become endemic and as our society moves towards this possible “new normal”, the responsibility falls on individuals in the community to abide by our nation’s safe management measures such as social distancing and hand hygiene to curb the spread of COVID-19.

It is, however, important to note that while vaccinations are essential, they are not sufficient.

Beyond taking care of our health — living well — it is just as important to ensure that we are eating well, and working well. 

“Even as more of us receive the COVID-19 vaccination, we must continue to abide by the COVID-19 safe management measures, such as wearing face masks when we are out in the community, maintain hand hygiene and social distancing. In addition, we should continuously strive towards strengthening our immunity by living healthily.  This includes getting adequate rest, staying hydrated, maintaining a well balanced and nutritional diet and keeping active with regular functional exercises.”

— Dr. Lam Pin Min, iHG Chairman & Former Senior Minister of State for Health

At iHG, we integrate the expertise of financial, medical and digital transformation technologies into the 3 care pillars of medical, functional and nutritional domains, to facilitate a healthy living approach that helps people stay healthy and age in comfort.

The iHG 3P Medicine Platform empowers individuals to live life more abundantly through Fin-MedTech enabled 3P (personalised, predictive, and preventive) medicine that is not only assuredly led by domain expertise, but made affordable and accessible 24/7 anytime anywhere.

July 2, 2021 Update: MOH has announced 7 more private clinics approved to administer the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

August 31, 2021 Update: Patients who got their Sinovac vaccinations administered at the Integrated Wellness Clinic may expect to receive their reports as follows.


About iAPPS Health Group

iAPPS Health Group is a quality-of-life centric, technology driven, Fin-MedTech company, powering a modern digital healthcare platform that offers 3P personalised, predictive and preventive medicine through digital wallet and virtual health card features, supported by data driven innovation that curates real-time positive behavioural changes and interventions. With a vision of being the leading Fin-MedTech company providing the best healthcare and wellness services in Singapore and beyond, the company’s mission is to empower individuals to live life more abundantly through Fin-MedTech enabled 3P medicine.

iAPPS Health Group is a subsidiary of iAPPS Pte Ltd, a pioneering financial technology firm that specialises in mobile application development and solutioning.

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iAPPS Health Group, a Fin-MedTech company, announces former Senior Minister of State for Health Dr. Lam Pin Min as its Chairman

SINGAPORE, June 15, 2021 — iAPPS Health Group (“iHG”) announced the appointment of former Senior Minister of State for Health, Dr. Lam Pin Min, as Chairman of its board of directors.

Dr. Lam Pin Min brings with him a wealth of relevant experience as a veteran in the healthcare space. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Paediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service for the Eagle Eye Centre.

“I look forward to exploring the use of technology with iHG and innovating the next chapter in healthcare provision that will lead to better health outcomes and longer health span,” said the former senior minister of state during the initial kickoff meeting held at the iAPPS office.

A Fin-MedTech company, iAPPS Health Group integrates its expertise of financial, medical and digital transformation technologies into the 3 care pillars of medical, functional and nutritional domains. The outcome is 3P Medicine that provides users personalised healthcare pathways based on their genetic makeup, predicts their earliest signs of health risks when it’s most reversible via Machine Learning, and prevents future health risks with Artificial Intelligence in clinical & genomic diagnostics.

This new promise on healthy living is enabled by iHG’s Data Innovation technology that allows for continuous secure data exchange from multiple silo-ed IoMT apps and data sources. Beyond just data collection and reporting, iHG 3P Medicine Platform takes it a step further by delivering right-timed, relevant 3P actionable next steps that are not only assuredly led by domain expertise, but made affordable and accessible 24/7 anytime anywhere to the masses.

Currently powering 3 core digital healthcare solutions: Smart Clinic & Patient Management, Corporate Wellness Benefits Management, Digital Health Wallet, with a 4th in the pipeline — Digital Networked Pharmacies; these solutions are being rolled out and integrated into iHG’s existing network of medical centres islandwide.

An IT infocomm veteran helming various fintech, agritech and healthtech ventures, Ms. Lilian Koh, Founder & CEO of IHG and CEO of its parent company, iAPPS, added: “It’s a privilege to have Dr. Lam on board with us at iHG. His experience and leadership in healthcare will further solidify the next steps in our plan towards our mission and vision of empowering everyone to participate in living life more abundantly through preventive and personalised medicine, enabled by precision and predictive technology; shifting the medical sick care system to a health care system to help people stay healthy and age in comfort.”

This appointment as Chairman of iAPPS Health Group marks Dr. Lam’s first venture into the Fin-Medtech sector.

Prior to becoming a Minister of State, Dr. Lam served as a pediatric ophthalmologist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Singapore National Eye Centre, and Eagle Eye Centre. He currently sits on the Civil Aviation Medical Board and is the Adviser to the Society of Aviation Medicine, Singapore.

Dr. Lam was also actively involved as the Singapore representative in the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) from 2014-2020 and was an Executive Board Member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) from 2019-2020.



About iAPPS Health Group

iAPPS Health Group is a quality-of-life centric, technology driven, Fin-MedTech company, powering a modern digital healthcare platform that offers 3P personalised, predictive and preventive medicine through digital wallet and virtual health card features, supported by data driven innovation that curates real-time positive behavioural changes and interventions. With a vision of being the leading Fin-MedTech company providing the best healthcare and wellness services in Singapore and beyond, the company’s mission is to empower individuals to live life more abundantly through Fin-MedTech enabled 3P medicine.

iAPPS Health Group is a subsidiary of iAPPS Pte Ltd, a pioneering financial technology firm that specialises in mobile application development and solutioning.

For more information on iAPPS Health Group, please visit https://iappshealthgroup.com/ 



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