Everyone is busy, in different sorts of ways. Maybe you’ve lots of clients, or are starting a new business, or are taking care of a newborn. That’s why I’m delighted to see the launch of HealthHub, Singapore’s first one-stop online health information and services portal as well as mobile application. Now, we can manage our healthcare a lot easier.
HealthHub was launched on 18 Oct 2015. An initiative by the Ministry of Health, HealthHub contains localised and citizen-centric content to provide Singaporeans with easy access to information and services to increase health literacy, encourage the adoption of healthy habits, and to nudge Singaporeans to take greater ownership of their own health and wellness.
In short, HealthHub is a one-stop and easy-to-use online portal that allows you to:
1) check your key medical records, health information, and lab results,
2) check your appointments with public healthcare institutions,
3) access reliable health-related contents,
4) enjoy dining, shopping and lifestyle deals,
5) check the directory of medical and lifestyle facilities near you,
6) stay up-to-date with healthcare news and health-related events.
This initial release is also designed to solicit users’ feedback, so that the portal and mobile application can be further enhanced. With users’ inputs, HealthHub can develop into a “must-have” digital companion for healthy living of all Singaporeans.
At the upper-left corner of HealthHub portal, there is a login button. You can login via Facebook or email to earn points and access your rewards. To access your confidential health and medical records, you need to login via SingPass.
Now, let me walk you through some of the useful features of HealthHub.
1. Check your key medical records and appointments, as well as for your children
Once you login via SingPass, you’ll able to view your medical records including hospital discharge summary, lab test results (chronic diseases), and screening records. You can add your children using their Birth Cert Number under Family Health. And from there, you’ll see their immunisation records, dental health records and health assessment summaries from HPB’s School Health Service.
What I like most is I’ll be able to check my future medical appointments (also for my son) at all public healthcare institutions on HealthHub. Now, I don’t need to burden myself with this memory task or risk forgetting my appointments.
2. Access reliable health and wellness contents
The content takes into account Singapore lifestyle and healthcare trends that covers a myriad of topics, including chronic diseases, mental well-being, nutrition and physical activity.
I read an article on Understanding Health Supplements, and quickly picked-up some tips for choosing the right health supplements without being misled by exaggerated claims such as clinically proven, potency guaranteed, etc.
I marvel at the Government’s efforts to put together these health and wellness information in one location to foster health literacy and promote healthy living among Singaporeans. These articles are written by qualified healthcare professionals, so you can be assured of its credible contents.
3. Enjoy healthy dining, shopping and lifestyle deals
You love deals, I love deals, we all love deals! The good news is HealthHub also features various deals through partnerships with healthcare, wellness, recreation, fitness and food and beverage establishments in Singapore.
You can redeem your deals, for instance 50% off a Grilled Chicken Salad at Swensen’s, by flashing the e-coupon on your mobile phone upon ordering.
You can also earn and accumulate reward points – Healthpoints – when you share health articles or events on HealthHub on your social media platforms. Healthpoints can be converted into rewards such as NTUC LinkPoints, which can be used to offset your grocery bills, redeem vouchers and other deals.
4. Easily locate healthcare and lifestyle facilities near you
HealthHub provides an extensive directory of healthcare and lifestyle facilities and services available islandwide. This will allow users to locate the nearest and most appropriate facility for their medical and lifestyle needs, including the locations of polyclinics, healthier eateries and sports facilities.
Just enter your postal code or street name; you’ll have the directory at your finger tips!
5. Stay up-to-date with healthcare news and health-related events and programmes
Do you know that there are many health programmes and events organized by HPB? Most of them are free, but if not, only a minimal participation fee is required. From cooking to caregiver training, supermarket tour, fitness, and kid’s programmes, you can find all the information and registration form through HealthHub portal or mobile app.
To be developed in phases, HealthHub will be continuously enhanced over the next few years to ultimately feature even more information and services such as the payment of medical fees; patient medication list to help patients and caregivers keep track of the medication the patient is on; and allowing parents to print their children’s immunisation history.
Personally, I choose HealthHub as my “must-have” digital companion. I can make use of my waiting time to read health-related articles to manage my health better. I can track my medical appointments easily, check my kid’s health assessment reports, and find the nearest healthcare facilities – all in one mobile app. The fun part of it? It has to be the DEALS section. I get fantastic healthy deals on healthcare, food, wellness, recreation and fitness on HealthHub.
Thus, I strongly recommend you to download the HealthHub mobile app. It’s a one-stop useful tool for us to manage our health, adopt a healthier lifestyle, and access credible source of health and wellness information. You can also check out HealthHub portal HERE.
The app can be downloaded both in the Play Store and iTunes App store:
For the full list of information, visit http://www.healthhub.sg/myhealth to find out more!