MyDoctor emphasizes the ROI of Corporate Wellness

In an ever expanding and competitive business world, the success of a corporation is almost always dependent upon the potential and wellbeing of its employees. One key contributor towards and maximizing an employee’s potential and productivity is fundamentally the ‘Physical and Mental Wellness’ of an employee.

MyDoctor, the pioneers in Sri Lanka’s Digital healthcare platforms, introduces the concept of Corporate Wellness which ensures fulfillment of all aspect of an employee’s wellbeing. This is enabled by means of proactive health monitoring and maintenance through MyDoctor’s state of the art health profiling, mobile applications (apps) and Digital health record systems. The key features of health profiling enables its user to proactively engage in a healthy life style while providing an opportunity for early detection and prevention of diseases. An added benefit of all the above is tied together by MyDoctor’s very own rewards and discount scheme and its continuous engagement with its members by way of seminars, flyers and text based health tips.

Wellness is defined as the proper balance of the mind, body and spirit, which results in the overall wellbeing of an individual. Contrary to popular beliefs, unlike many disease conditions, wellness cannot be measured and can only be felt by an individual and reflected through his or her pattern of behavior. This resulting behavior is vital for the continued growth and success of a corporation

There are seven dimensions of wellness: Physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental and vocational wellness. Each component affects the overall health and wellbeing of the individual. An employee for instance that has poor physical health will be unable to perform well at a workplace, thus the component of vocational wellness will inevitably be affected.

With rising stress levels and multitasking among employees, the advancement in technology and automation which contributes to a sedentary lifestyles within workplaces and personal lifestyle habits such as selecting unhealthy foods, smoking and consumption of alcohol, the overall wellness of an employee is largely compromised.

It is proven via multiple researches that “The burden of non- communicable diseases such as
Heart diseases, Diabetes, Cancer and Strokes amongst employees, place a great weight upon many corporations as the wellness of many employees is affected due to a sedentary life style of many corporate employees and lack of emphasis on wellness programs”.

Screening one for derangement of key health parameters is also key concept of wellness. That is exactly why MyDoctor conducts proactive screening at its corporate client locations. It helps you to realize how healthy you are. Thereby you can take necessary life style modifications to keep your health parameters under control and proceed to treatment if necessary. MyDoctor app empower you for this concept with the new and improved feature of “Self prescribed lab tests” which can be performed even at your office.

Corporate wellness programs incorporate creative approaches in order to increase awareness, take preventative action, and provide consistent and continuous health education and assessments with feedback for employees and employers alike.

It is evident with this revolutionary concept, MyDoctor aims to increase productivity of employees, boost employee morale and motivation, reduce absenteeism and increase the ROI in organizations enabling them to attain world class standards. Wellness provides employees and individuals a holistic approach to health, thereby ensuring the success of both employee and employer. Health and Wellness not only becomes a household phenomenon but also becomes an inbuilt part of corporate culture which indeed is a pathway to success.

ලෝක හදවත් දිනයේදී සුවැති දිවියක් සදහා අත්වැල දැයට පිදුම් ලබයි.

ලෝක සෞඛ්‍ය සංවිධානයේ දත්ත අනුව දියවැඩියාව, හෘද ආබාධ, පිළිකා සහ නිදන්ගත ස්වසන රෝග හේතුවෙන් වසරකට ලොව පුරාම සිදුවන මරණ ගණන කෙමෙන් කෙමෙන් වැඩි වෙමින් පවතී. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුල සිදුවන මරණ වලින් 70% ක් පමණ සිදුවන්නේ ඉහත කී බෝ නොවන රෝග හේතුවෙනි. නවතම සෞඛ්‍ය දත්ත අනුව ලාංකිකයන් 30% පමණ තරබාරු කමින්ද, 10% ක් දියවැඩියා රෝගී තත්වය නිසාද, 20% ක් පමණ අධි රුධිර පීඩනය නිසාද පීඩා විදියි.නිසි සෞඛ්‍ය පුරුදු වලට අනුගත නොවීම මෙම රෝග බහුල වීමටත් පාලනයෙන් තොර වී සංකූලතා සහ අකල් මරණ ඇති වීමටත් මග පාදයි. කල්ඇතිව තමන්ගේ සෞඛ්‍ය තත්වය පිළිබද නිසි පරීක්ෂණ සිදු කර ගැනීමෙන් මෙවන් රෝගාබාධ පැවතීමේ හෝ ඇතිවීමේ හැකියාව දැනගෙන ඊට සුදුසු පිළියම් යොදා ගැනීම බෝ නොවන රෝග නිවාරණයේ තවත් එක් පැතිකඩකි.

මෙවන් රෝග නිවාරණයට ව්‍යායාම් වල වැදගත්කම දුර දක්නා නුවනින් දුටු අතිගරු මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා විසින් ව්‍යායාම් මංතීරු ආදී සංකල්ප ප්‍රයෝගිකව ජනතාව අතරට ගෙන යන ලදී. සුවැති දිවියක් සදහා සෞඛ්‍යමත් ජිවනරටාවක් ගත කිරීම පිළිබද ජාතික නායකයෙක් ලෙස එතුමා පුර්වාදර්ශයකි.

දිනපතා ව්‍යායාම් වල යෙදීම, දේශීය ආහාර සදහා තිබෙන නැඹුරුව, ක්‍රියාශීලි දිවි පෙවෙත සහ යෝග ව්‍යායාම් වල නිරත වීම එතුමන්ගේ දින චර්යාවේ කැපිපෙනෙන ලක්ෂණයි.

ඉහත කී බෝ නොවන රෝග පාලනය සදහා යහපත් සෞඛ්‍ය පුරුදු ජිවිතයට එක් කරගන්නා ආකාරය පිළිබද දැනුම ජනතාව අතරට ගෙනයමින් නිරෝගිමත් ජාතියක් බිහි කිරීමේ උදාර අරමුණ ඇතිව MyDoctor ආයතයේ නිපැයුමක් වන “සුවැති දිවියක් සදහා අත්වැල” නොමිලේ සෞඛ්‍ය තොරතුරු සේවාව අතිගරු මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා අතින් සැප්තැම්බර් 29 දාට යෙදුනු ලෝක හදවත් දිනයේදී දැයට පිදුම් ලාබීය. දියවැඩියාව, අධි රුධිර පීඩනය, තරබාරුකම, අධි කොලෙස්ටරෝල් මට්ටම පාලනය සහ ජේෂ්ඨ පුරවැසියන් සදහා වූ සුවිශේෂිව සැකසුන සෞඛ්‍ය උපදෙස් වලට දිනපතා සවන් දීමට මෙම සේවාව තුලින් හැකියාව ලැබේ.

“මම නිරන්තරයෙන් ම‍ගේ සෞඛ්‍ය පිළිබද අවධානය යොමු කරනවා. නීති පතා ව්‍යායාම කිරීම, යහපත් ආහාර පුරුදු වගේම නිසි කලට අවශ්‍ය වෛද්‍ය පරීක්ෂණ කරගැනීම රෝග වලක්වාගැනීමට හුගක් වැදගත්. නමුත් මේ දැනීම හැමෝටම නැහැ. එම අඩුව මම සේවාවෙන් සපිරෙනවා කියන එකයි මගේ හැගිම . මම ඔවුන්ට ස්තුතිවන්ත වෙනවා මෙවන් වැදගත් සේවාවක් අරම්භ කිරීම සම්බන්ධව ” යැයි අතිගරු මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා ඒ අවස්ථාවේදී කරුණු දැක්විය.

ඔබගේ දුරකතනයෙන් 2407 හෝ 0117 247 000 අමතා කිසිදු අමතර ගාස්තුවකින් තොරව මෙම සේවාවට සවන් දිය හැක. MyDoctor ආයතනයේ ප්‍රධාන විධායක නිලධාරී සමීර විජේරත්න මහතාද මෙසේ අදහස් පල කළේය. “MyDoctor ආයතනයේ දැක්ම තමයි තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණය උපයෝගී කරගෙන සෞඛ්‍ය සේවා ලබාගැනීම ජනතාවට පහසු කිරීම සහ ඩිජිටල් තාක්‍ෂණය ඔස්සේ ජනතාව අතර සෞඛ්‍යමත් ජිවන රටාවක් ප්‍රවර්ධනය කිරිමයි. සිංහල මාධ්‍ය ඔස්සේ ක්‍රියාත්මක “සුවැති දිවියක් සදහා අත්වැල” සේවාව ඉදිරියේදී සෑම ලාංකිකයෙකුගේම යහපත පිණිස භාෂා තුනෙන්ම ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීම අපේ සැලසුමයි”.

“සුවැති දිවියක් සදහා අත්වැල” සෞඛ්‍ය සේවාවට අමතරව www.mydoctor.lk වෙබ් අඩවිය ඔස්සේද ජනතාවට නොමිලේ ශ්‍රව්‍ය දෘශ්‍ය මාධ්‍යයෙන්ද තම සෞඛ්‍ය දැනුම් පිපාසය සංසිදුවා ගැනීමට ඉඩ ලැබී ඇත. තමන් පිලිපදිනවා වැනි සෞඛ්‍ය පුරුදු සහ උපදෙස් මෙම සේවාව හරහා සමාජගත කිරීමේ භාග්‍ය තමාට ලැබීම පිළිබද ප්‍රසාදය අතිගරු මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා පළකළේය.

The Lose to Win Challenge

Nirasha, a young executive who started working to a corporate few months ago noted that her clothes are getting tighter than before. In fact her family members and friends outside constantly commented that she seems to be putting on. Her embarrassment lead her to get a counselling with a doctor. At the end of the session doctor and Nirasha were both convinced it was her sedentary lifestyle (Or lack of exercise) and the food habits that have contributed to this condition. Today it is quite common that the employees have stretched working hour and have lack of time to work out. Peer pressure and lack of time may contribute to having unhealthy food habits as well. Nirasha is just one example of many who go through this common phenomenon these day. It is a main precursor for MyDoctor to have a corporate wellness arm in their portfolio.

The lose to win challenge initiated by MyDoctor in alliance with Dialog at their very own Dialog Digital service division was an initiative aimed not only to educate the staff members on benefits of healthy living but also to trigger in them the enthusiasm to start a healthy lifestyle. MyDoctor upon the invitation from the Digital services, organized the initial awareness session which encompassed introduction into obesity related health issues, the health benefits of losing weight, and some invaluable tips on weight loss. Amidst of all this the concept of the lose to win challenge was introduced, enrolling number of candidates to have a healthy competition amongst each other with the aim seeding positive mindset towards healthy life style. The participants for the challenge were empowered with the ability to monitor their weight and BMI via MyDoctor app.

In par with this educational session a basic health screening program was offered on a subsequent date with on the spot blood analysis such as CBS, blood pressure, height, weight and BMI calculation, for the participants of the challenge. Standardized benchmark set for the weight loss, which stated a targeted of 5% weight loss from the body weight measured at the initial screening. The final evaluation was scheduled 3 months after the launch date. All the contesters were given an initial assessment in order to record the starting weight, height and BMI accordingly. These challengers were also assessed by a recognized medical nutritionist, from MyDoctor’s panel of experts. They were also provided with customized diet plans and instruction charts on how to achieve their target weight loss within the given timeframe.

The MyDoctor APP in this phase app served as a guide and keep in track with their medical updates without any restrictions, while motivating them with constant personalized health tips. This follow up with the participants was continued meticulously for 3 months duration via digital media and at the end of 3 months as promised all of them were reassessed in order to identify their individual progress. On the day of final verdict, weight of the Challengers were calculated and their weight loss in percentage was calculated. The results were quite remarkable. Despite steep competition one winner was selected who managed to lose 3.7% of her original weight during the allotted time. She was rewarded in appreciation for the dedication of her time and energy to incorporate the advice and guidance given them.

Consultant for wellness at MyDoctor, Dr. Malinda De Silva says “These type of initiatives helps to make corporate wellness a fun filled activity. MyDoctor continues to serve the esteemed corporate clientele with similar gamification of the wellness concept. It enabled us to experience better engagement for the program. Whether you win the competition or not, you will be rewarded with benefits of better health at the end of such competition”.

“MyDoctor” wins e-Commerce Brand recognition

MyDoctor, Sri Lanka’s premier holistic digital healthcare platform was proud to be recognized among the top 20 e- commerce platforms in Sri Lanka in 2019. The assessment was carried out by Brand Finance, a leading independent band valuation Company with its headquarters in the UK.

The overall Vision of MyDoctor’s is to create a connected Healthcare eco-system with the help of ever expanding digital technology to pursue collaboration across the Healthcare Eco system and connectivity among stakeholders within the industry. The state of the art technology and solutions used by the Company are committed to creating a paradigm shift in the landscape of Sri Lanka’s Healthcare where the patient is in control of his/her health and wellness.

The digitization of cultural based healthcare is an important prerequisite for the overall digitization of all stakeholders within the sector. This is an essential and key component for the overall success of a smooth collaboration across eco- system stakeholder. The wide array of services and products offered by the Company enable individuals to proactively look into their health and wellness and engage in a preventative method of care as opposed to a reactive method of care. The much recognized Corporate Slogan “For All your medical need is a facilitation of the amalgamation of all the services they provide as a whole to enable the end patient to enjoy the benefits of a connected healthcare eco system. Whereby a user has convenient access to Doctors, Pharmacies, laboratories and Hospitals at their fingertips.

MyDoctor wins at BestWeb.lk 2018 Competition

Organized by the ‘.lk’ domain registry BestWeb.lk was held for the 8th Consecutive year, with its goal to recognize the excellence among Sri Lankan websites within the ‘.lk’ domain. Judging was based on visual appeal, usability and popularity among its users. Over 400 prestigious organizations participated in this competition which was judged over a period of 3 months.

Gaining more popularity and serving an ever growing member base, https://mydoctor.lk emerged Silver award winners in the (SME) Business category at the Bestweb.lk 2018. www.mydoctor.lk was judged upon technical criteria; completeness, navigation, standards & performance, design criteria; site design & page design; content criteria; quantity & quality, and user interaction criteria by an elite panel of judges at the BestWeb.lk contest.

MyDoctor.lk is Sri Lanka’s premier digital healthcare solution provider who provides a host of medical services, including 24/7 Tele-Care Service, Medicine Delivery to door step & Discounts & benefits from Leading healthcare partners.

The experienced panel of Doctors at MyDoctor.lk are accustomed to providing Tele-care for the clients anytime where ever in the world they may be.

Their state of the art ‘health Profile” enables the client to store and maintain medical records online Free of charge ensuring convenience, portability and accessibility at any time. Since its inception in 2012 in the medical arena, MyDoctor.lk has evolved to be a fully-fledged digital healthcare service provider which reflects its growth within the eHealth industry. Breaking through the shackles and norms of conventional healthcare service delivery, MyDoctor.lk provides its members a holistic approach to health and wellness.

Considering the diminishing digital divide of the communities, MyDoctor.lk has introduced it’s own mobile apps for the convenience of usage of the same valued services through smart devices. MyDoctor.lk apps can be downloaded from Play Store and App store for both android and ios devices. On the other hand they can be quickly access through their Hotline 0117 247 000

MyDoctor.lk will continues to grow and through this win at the Bestweb.lk awards will continue to create a positive image within the Digital Health Market and enables the organization itself to provide a much needed services to the community.

Given the trend that www.mydoctor.lk has set during it’s the resent past it can be expected thatit will be a house brand name very soon.

MyDoctor – e-Swabhimani winner in Health & Wellness category

e-Swabhimani awards, the nation’s premier digital , social impact awards 2018 was held recently at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo. This prestigious national event celebrating the outstanding digital impact solutions organized by Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), is an annual event since 2009. The awards nominees were considered under 9 different categories and were adjudged by a Grand jury comprising of eminent experts drawn from various fields of expertise. Surpassing all the nominees in the Health & Well-being category, MyDoctor.lk emerged as the winner.

MyDoctor.lk is a digital platform created with a vision to amalgamate the eco-system centered on the patient, thus providing an end to end connectivity & digitization of key stakeholders in the Healthcare eco-system. The solution allows individuals to maintain their own health profile in the cloud and link up with various professionals & services such as medical professionals, laboratory services, pharmaceutical services & hospital & other Healthcare centers. The aim of MyDoctor.lk platform is to empower the users & bring together the healthcare services which are currently functioning in silos thus providing a holistic and an integrated type of care. The founder of MyDoctor.lk, Dr. Harsha Jayakody says that, ” MyDoctor.lk also aims to act as a knowledge hub for individuals who have just been diagnosed with pre-existing medical conditions & direct them to connect with the portal of information & guidance via mobile application as well as the website.

Sri Lanka as a country has not yet seen Digital solutions fully integrated into the healthcare services of the country & in fulfilling the everyday health & well-being needs of a person. According to ICTA Juror’s Evaluation, “Allowing people to take control of the eco system around their health & well-being would be a key step in integrating different health & well-being related services & professionals involved in providing such services. The MyDoctor.lk platform & App seem to have embarked on creating this integration using modern technologies & have reached considerable heights over a short period of time.” The Jury further mentioned that the effort taken by MyDoctor.lk as a pioneering step in the Sri Lankan context having potential to streamline the healthcare service delivery driven by the needs of a person rather than by the terms dictated by the system or context.