Hemas Health app to revolutionise health and wellness in Sri Lanka
The first and only hospital chain in Sri Lanka to have been accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHSI), Hemas Hospitals sparked a revolution in digitally-enabled healthcare in Sri Lanka with the launch of the Hemas Health mobile app. Available for download on Android and iOS, the Hemas Health app is designed to serve as a comprehensive integrated health and wellness platform that provides users with convenient and direct access to healthcare services offered by Hemas Hospitals in addition to a plethora of wellness services and products.
The app offers users direct access to a wide range of healthcare services including direct access to doctors and specialists at Hemas Hospitals through the Channel a Doctor feature. Unique healthcare facilities such as TeleMedicine and TelePhysio facilitate video consultations and therapy sessions between doctors at Hemas Hospital and patients situated at any location in the country or even the world. Embedded with an EMR (Electronic Medical Record) system, the digital platforms offer doctors the opportunity to maintain patient records record and allow patients to send in pictures of prescriptions and previous records. Users also have access to Lab Reports instantly through the Lab Report feature which also compoundshealth data and maintains a bank of the user’s health reports and has the ability to transfer said reports to doctors and other healthcare professionals.
Users can also connect directly with specialists from numerous disciplines in addition to wellness specialties such as fitness instructors through the Ask a Doctor feature. Additionally, the Online Pharmacy also offers users in Colombo and Gampaha Districts the option of delivery for prescriptions uploaded to the app. Doubling as a wellness app, Hemas Health when connected to a user’s Fitbit keeps a clear record of their health conditions. The product is one of many available within the online store of the app in addition to subscriptions to wellness related programmes such as those for weight loss, dieting and fitness. Finally, the blog space provides users with a platform on which to share health and fitness goals and partake in challenges set out by Hemas Health.
The app is on track to be further developed with the addition of new features such as LiveTrack, in addition to a comprehensive platform for expectant mothers to track their pregnancy with easy access to healthcare professionals. A loyalty programme will also be introduced for the app, allowing users to utilise their points to purchase programmes and products from the store. Hemas Health is powered by Digital Health Solutions (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka’s premier digital health solutions provider which grants its subscribers the ability to retrieve health services through digital platforms. First established in 2008 with the launch of its pioneering facility in Wattala, followed by a second facility in Thalawathugoda, Hemas Hospitals is one of the most advanced hospital chains in Sri Lanka. It is currently aiming to expand its operations into super-speciality medical and healthcare through the addition of further state-of-the-art facilities aimed at providing an international standard of healthcare at an affordable cost for all Sri Lankans. The organisation provides a wide array of surgical and medical specialties and has established an island-wide network of clinical laboratories.
ChandimaCooray (Chief Digital officer – Hemas holdings) demonstrating the functionality of the Hemas Health App. From left – NishanthaJayamanna – General Manger Marketing and Business development, Prof.VajiraDissanayakeUniversity of Colombo, Dr.LakithPeiris – Managing Director Hemas Hospitals and Laboratory Chain, Mr. ChandimaCooray – Chief Digital Officer – Hemas holdings