iAPPS Health Group announces collaboration with Chung Hwa Medical Institution at [email protected]

We are happy to announce the joint collaboration of  Chung Hwa Medical Institution & iAPPS Health Group within [email protected] in promoting East-meet-West in medical science.

This will advance the holistic management of our patients in terms of medical science research in the Western and Chinese field of medicine.

In modern medicine, one of the best approaches is a use of combination therapy incorporating Western medicine to alleviate current symptoms and using Chinese medicine to address the root cause of the disease as well as preventing disease reoccurrence. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), includes hot cupping, acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine and nutraceutical medicine.  TCM diagnoses through the observation of symptoms and appearances such as the eyes, skin and tongue colour as well as the pulse of the patient.  It then seeks to address the overall systemic problem as a whole with a focus on treatment and preventing any potential adverse effects from the treatment.

Western medicine includes surgery and most commonly the use of pharmaceutical drugs. 

Western medicine treats one’s symptoms and target organ as isolated from the rest of the body, instead of as one whole interconnected system. In addition, Western medicine provides diagnosis through laboratory testing with a focus on eliminating symptoms whilst achieving a cure.

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[email protected] is conceptualised as a town-level community avenue to meet the changing lifestyle needs of over 290,000 Bedok residents. Its mission statement is to help residents develop active, healthy, creative, learning and forward-looking lifestyles through resident and community-centric programming.

The Management Office partners co-located agencies namely, Sport Singapore, People’s Association (Kampong Chai Chee Constituency Office), SingHealth Polyclinics, National Library Board and NTUC Silver Circle as well as external agencies such as Health Promotion Board to drive regular sports and wellness integrated programmes. The co-location of the various agencies within the community building generates synergy of operations and promotes creative cross-programming, with the aim of achieving wider community outreach and resident engagement, for the betterment of residents in Bedok and East Coast.

Background of Chung Hwa Medical Institution 

The Former Life of Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution—Establishment of the Chung Hwa Free Clinic (1952)

In view of the poor state of Singapore’s post-war health care facilities, the SCPA believed that besides establishing academic TCM and promoting TCM to the masses, it was necessary to establish a TCM organisation that offered free TCM consultation, which would not only help the needy and poor and serve the community better, but also serve as a venue to study large patient groups. Hence, the SCPA, with the strong support from members of the public, set up the “Chung Hwa Free Clinic” in 1952, and started seeing its first patients on 17th March 1952. 

Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution has undergone 50 years of ups and downs, successes and failures, under the direction of SCPA’s council members and boards of directors, the spirit of promoting and expanding TCM in Singapore was upheld. With the constant improvements made to the facilities and computer systems and improve service quality standards.

Comments from Chung Hwa Medical Institution CEO: “We are pleased to be in collaboration with IHG to further our advances of Chinese medicine into the new arena of western medicine. This will allow us to combine both western and Chinese medicine”.

Background of iAPPS Health Group

iAPPS Health Group offers a  Personalised, Predictive, and Preventive Medicine through a digital wallet and virtual health card all on a single platform. This translates to empowering positive behavioural changes through  data-driven innovation that curates real-time interventions to help one  achieve a better quality-of-life. 

At iHG, we integrate financial, medical and digital transformation technologies into the 3 care pillars of medicalfunctional and nutritional domains.

The outcome of 3P Medicine is to provide users personalised healthcare pathways based on their health goals & genetic makeup, predicting the earliest signs of health risks when it’s most reversible via Machine Learning, and preventing future health risks with Artificial Intelligence in clinical & internet of medical things (IoMT) diagnostics.

We utilise  the application  nBuddy to log one’s daily meals and physical activities and monitor one’s health parameters. One can also access our professional line of support, connect with health professionals, and receive essential nutritional and health advice – anytime, anywhere.

Aligning with Ministry of Health’s 3 Beyonds Strategy:

 Beyond Healthcare to Health

 Beyond Hospital to Community

 Beyond Quality to Value

Comments from Dr Lam Pin Min:

“This collaboration brings together infinite possibilities of how a five thousand year old eastern medicine can value add to our western medicine in curing the person in a holistic way. Food is also medicine, what you eat is what you are. Therefore, with the use of nbuddy, this will help you improve your lifestyle in achieving a healthier you. We aspire to combine the ideologist of two diverse medicine disciplines in achieving the outcome of 3P medicine which is in line with our Ministry of Health’s 3 beyond strategy”.

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iAPPS Health Group Chairman Dr. Lam Pin Min officiates grand opening of 1doc Medical Centre at Changi Business Park

Singapore, April 24, 2022 — iAPPS Health Group (“iHG”) celebrated the grand opening of its first 5G Clinic at Changi Business Park, 1doc Medical Centre on Sunday morning.

Officiated by Dr. Lam Pin Min, the grand opening was commemorated by an official ribbon cutting ceremony and witnessed by 50 guests which include Mapletree Head of Marketing Ms Chng Siok Khim, various stakeholders, medical advisors, as well as iAPPS staff and family members.

Aligning with the iHG vision, 1doc Medical Centre aims to promote a “Healthier You” through its 3P Medicine — personalized, preventative and predictive — methodology with the 3 pillars of its HOPE program of: Medicine, Fitness and Nutrition.

The opening of the clinic also falls in line with MOH-led strategy of “Healthier SG”.

As highlighted by Dr. Lam Pin Min in his opening remarks: “In iHG, we believe in working upstream in keeping oneself healthy and regular health screening to pick up diseases early so that we can prevent deterioration of the medical conditions.”

“The 3 pillars of our specialty HOPE program — Medicine, Fitness and Nutrition — therefore, subscribe to the objectives of the Healthier SG strategy.”

Care Pillar: Fitness

As part of the grand opening, guests embarked on a 1.5km walk and jog around Changi Business Park, clocking an average of about 2,000 steps.

“Fitness is the condition of being physically strong and healthy,” said Dr. Lam on the significance of the walk. “Through this symbolic walk, we hope to cultivate healthy habits and a mindset of regular exercise.

Care Pillar: Nutrition

Upon the completion of the walk, food specially prepared by the 1doc Chef was provided to the guests — a healthier version of the well-loved local Nasi Lemak dish.

“Nutrition by definition is the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth. Harvesting our fresh produce grown locally at Abyfarm, we are able to deliver a farm to table concept of delicious cuisines prepared by our chef under the nutritional guidance from our dietitian,” said Dr. Lam.

Care Pillar: Medicine

The team of passionate physicians at 1doc Medical Centre practice with the state of the art technology and up to date evidence-based medicine in delivering efficient and effective clinical care to patients.

1doc Medical Centre, a 5G Clinic

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, guests were brought on a tour of the clinic, led by iHG’s team of physicians: Dr. Chrystal Fong, Dr. Toh Mei Ling, and Dr. Lam Wai Khin.

Guests got to experience a patient’s journey with a demonstration of the 1doc app, from appointment booking to reviewing of their results. They were then briefed on the services available at 1doc Medical Centre, which include medical and dietitian services. As the clinic specializes in health screenings, guests got to learn about some of the tests and measurement options included in the health screening packages.

Finally, they were introduced to HEAL with HOPE, where HEAL refers to Healthy Eating, Active Life, and HOPE refers to the clinic’s Health Optimization Program Experience. In this segment, participants were given insight on how food choices and activity levels can impact their health.

1doc Medical Centre Open House

As part of our grand opening, 1doc Medical Centre will be holding an open house on Wednesday, 11th of May. Spend your lunchtime with 1doc and find out first-hand what our clinic is all about.

As the event is held during lunchtime, food will be provided to all attendees.

Date: Wed, 11 May 2022

Time: 11:30AM – 2:00 PM

RSVP by 30 April to pre-book a slot! Lunch is provided.

Slots available for pre-booking (45 minutes):

– 11:30am to 12:15pm

– 12:15pm to 1:00pm

– 1:00pm to 1:45pm

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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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