In support of the country’s ongoing vaccination drive, HealthNow houses COVIDShield, the COVID-19 vaccination program of the Ayala Group and its partners, to fully inoculate about 500,000 employees and their loved ones, translating into one million COVID-19 vaccinations.
The all-in-one healthtech app is jointly owned by Globe’s 917 Ventures and AC Health. It offers patients a convenient way to talk to a licensed physician through video teleconsultation, buy medicines online for delivery, and soon, schedule clinic and diagnostic appointments.
“We’re currently rolling out our COVIDShield vaccination program to support the country’s fight against COVID-19,” said Beia Latay, CEO, HealthNow. “In the pipeline, we are looking at administering over a million doses in the next couple of months. This is a big opportunity for the Ayala Group to ensure the safety and health of our community.”
Through the HealthNow platform, employees and dependents of the Ayala Group and partners can register for COVIDShield, book their vaccinations at their preferred location and schedule, receive pre-vaccination health screening, and post-vaccination medical care.
Healthcare providers from AC Health’s subsidiaries Healthway and Qualimed, can use HealthNow’s electronic medical record (EMR) to safely store vaccination information and provide patient monitoring, both for the individual and the Department of Health’s (DOH) record keeping.
Individuals inoculated through COVIDShield will receive a vaccination passport which may be used for workforce re-entry and travel purposes.
Following the arrival of the initial vaccine doses, AC Health has started conducting vaccinations, using HealthNow as the digital backbone to facilitate the end-to-end process.
HealthNow came in amid the pandemic and has garnered over 400,000 app users and more than 600 healthcare providers nationwide since launching in August 2020.