Metro Pacific Investments Corp. hopes to make digital health platform mWell a “revenue center” for the group and complement its healthcare business.
MPIC chairman and chief executive Manny Pangilinan said during the platform’s launch the group aimed to eventually generate revenues from its investment into the service by synergizing with other businesses such as telecommunications.
“We are prepared to support it and to propagate its use extensively so that it’s accessible to many Filipinos and, at the same time, to price the service that is affordable,” Pangilinan said.
MPIC chief finance, risk and sustainability officer Chaye Cabal-Revilla said mWell is the first healthcare platform to be made available to Filipinos overseas and offer a free accident insurance package through its Healthsavers plan.
Pangilinan said partner-doctors would be able to connect with consulting patients, not only from within the Philippines but also outside of the country because of the app’s worldwide availability.
“It gives you that kind of ability to extend health services across the country and even abroad. That is the next big step because technology will break down geographic barriers,” he said.
Among the services mWell introduced include mWell OnTheGo, a portable mobile digital clinic that serves remote communities around the country, and mWellness Score, which aims to measure one’s physical activity, steps, and sleep.
Revilla said mWell also spearheaded National mWellness Day, the largest nationwide digital medical mission which saw hundreds of doctors conducting free consultation across the country.
She said mWell’s role as “both a digital health service and an advocacy” aimed to bring healthcare closer and make it accessible to more Filipinos.
“We were able to come up with these firsts in terms of product features [and] innovations not only for patients but also for doctors. We believe that uplifting the lives of Filipinos is a prerequisite to national progress,” Revilla said.