20 June 2017 | News | By NFS Correspondent
Mobile health and fitness app HealthifyMe is extending its partnership with the Manipal Healthcare Group. The latest additions to the partnership are the Manipal Hospitals in Goa and Whitefield, Bengaluru.
The first to launch the service were the Manipal Hospitals at Old Airport Road, Bengaluru and Mangaluru. Even Manipal hospitals in Vijayawada, Salem and Jaipur are likely to join this list soon.
The HealthifyMe Care is a specialized in-hospital lifestyle management programme where experts offer nutrition counsel and support three groups of patients- those visiting the hospital for a preventive health check, those consulting a specialist at the outpatient department, and those undergoing a surgical procedure.
So far, over 20,000 patients in Manipal Healthcare Group have benefitted from HealthifyMe Care.
According to Tushar Vashisht, Co-founder & CEO, HealthifyMe, the nutrition management is a vital part of a patient’s holistic care. The programme empowers doctors to leverage digital data to track their patient’s progress on a continuous basis. They hope to extend this partnership to many more hospitals across the country.
Under the HealthifyMe Care programme, doctors can now recommend Nutrition Counseling to patients who come in for a preventive check-up.
For instance at Manipal Whitefield Hospital, doctors can also refer their OPD patients with a pre-existing condition like diabetes, hypertension, renal disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome and thyroid disorder to use HealthifyMe Care.
The programme is also available to in-patients who require post-operative nutrition management after having undergone a surgical procedure.
Patients who actively engaged with HealthifyMe Care and used the HealthifyMe app reported that they lost an average of 4.4 kgs in 3 months and that they ate less fat, less sugar, more protein and included more fruit and vegetable in their daily diet.
HealthifyMe has also partnered with Medanta - The Medicity and the Apollo Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology (ACODE) for in-hospital services.