HEALTHx is an Impact driven fully integrated digital healthcare venture in Bangladesh which offers full array of Home healthcare, telehealth & micro health insurance services to the patients and provides cloud-based SaaS solutions to the Hospitals, Physicians & Pharmacies.
With a mission to make the primary & essential healthcare accessible and affordable for the 170 million population of Bangladesh, HEALTHx started its journey in February 2021. The platform enables on demand the primary & essential health services virtually and avail those services at home! HEALTHx also develops the SaaS based solution for 100,000+ Physicians and 100,000+ drug stores of the country.
HEALTHx connects four ‘P’s of the health ecosystem digitally – Patients, Physicians, Providers (Pharmacies, Hospitals, Clinics & Diagnostics) & Payors (Health Insurers) through digitization of the health services & solutions to remove the ‘pain points’ of Patients, Physicians & Providers.
HEALTHx aligns with the objective of Bangladesh Govt. in achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and SDG 3 goal of “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all’. Also, to drive the Government’s target of ‘Digital Bangladesh’, HEALTHx enables the health service & solution more universal through digitalization of the services and health systems.
HEALTHx aspires to be the largest digital healthcare platform of the country! Hence, we are targeting to serve min. 1,000,000 patients annually, partner with min. 1,000 Hospitals & Clinics; subscribe 10,000 Physicians & 10,000 Pharmacies, generate 35 million e-prescriptions by 2025!
At HEALTHx, we are committed to solve your pain points, serve you with the services & solutions and eventually satisfy you with care!
For over four decades, Mushtaque Chowdhury has contributed enormously to global health research, education, and practice. With an MSc and PhD from London University, he served BRAC, the world’s largest NGO that reaches over 120 million disadvantaged people, as its Vice Chair, Executive Director, and Research Director. He also worked as a Fellow for Harvard University and as Senior Adviser and acting Managing Director for the Rockefeller Foundation. Currently he holds a professorial appointment at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He is the Convener of Bangladesh Health Watch and a Senior Fellow of the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). With nearly 200 articles and books to his credit, Chowdhury is a pioneer of ‘implementation research’. His interdisciplinary work into the delivery of the world’s largest Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) program has contributed to saving millions of lives. As an institution builder par excellence, he founded BRAC’s Research Division and the BRAC University James P. Grant School of Public Health. In addition, he played a key role in creating the Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Foundation (encompassing Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) and the Department of Public Health and Informatics at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in Bangladesh. His many awards include the ‘Medical Excellence Award’ from Ronald McDonald House Charities, the ‘Innovator of the Year Award’ from Brigham Young University, and the ‘Outstanding Impact Award’ from the University Press Ltd. The Lancet published his profile in 2013 recognizing his global contributions. He serves on the Boards/committees of different organizations/initiative including BRAC University, London School of Economics, and UN Food and Agriculture Organization. He is the immediate past Chair of Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health. He is the current President of Dhaka University Statistics Department Alumni Association (DUSDAA).Read More
Mukesh Kapila is Professor Emeritus of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs, University of Manchester, UK. He is also Senior Adviser to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean. He is an author, writer, public and media speaker, and has extensive experience in global health, humanitarian affairs, conflict and security, international development, human rights and diplomacy, He has qualifications in medicine, public health, and development from the Universities of Oxford and London.
He has served in senior leadership functions at the UK Government Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, United Nations, World Health Organization, and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
He has advised many multilateral institutions including the World Bank and UN agencies, and international NGOs. He has served on several Boards, including Chair of Minority Rights Group International, and of Nonviolent Peaceforce which was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016. His other roles have included Founder CEO of the Defeat-NCD Partnership at the United Nations.
His many awards include a CBE from Queen Elizabeth II, the Global Citizenship Award of the Institute for Global Leadership, the “I Witness!” award for human rights, and a special resolution of the California State Legislature for “lifetime achievements and meritorious service”.
His first memoir “Against a Tide of Evil” was shortlisted for the 2013 Best Non-Fiction Book award. His further book (2019) is entitled “Not a Stranger to Kindness”. His other writings can be sampled on his blog site “Flesh and Blood”.
Kaosar Afsana, PhD, is a public health professional spent nearly three decades in this field. She is an MD with MPH from Harvard University, USA and PhD from Edith Cowan University, Australia specializing in public health and social science. She is a Professor at BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University. Prof Afsana had served BRAC in Bangladesh for over 26 years as a researcher at her early years and later, led the largest NGO-run Health, Nutrition and Population Programme of BRAC as a Director for the last seven years. She herself designed and implemented a large scale successful maternal, newborn and child health interventions for disadvantaged and marginalized populations in urban slums and rural areas. Her research focuses on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition, child development, mental health, health system and fragility and humanitarian crisis. Prof Afsana has authored books and widely published in journals and books. She plays a critical role in policy influencing and planning in health and nutrition.Read More
For the PATIENTS, HEALTHx is providing Home Healthcare (Nursing, Caregiving, Physiotherapy, First Aid care, Emergency care, Medicine Delivery, Sample Collection, Report Delivery) and Telehealth services. A cloud based electronic Personal Health Record (PHR) solution is also integrated for the patients so that they can store their health record & health data and provide access to the Physicians at their convenience for a better Telehealth session.
For the 100,000+ PHYSICIANS of the country, HEALTHx is developing a cloud based 'Digital Chamber Management' Solution which is integrated with e-prescription and electronic personal health record solution (PHR) so that physicians can take health data driven clinical decision.
We are also developing a cloud based 'Digital Pharmacy Management' solution for the 150,000+ PHARMACIES / DRUG STORES so that they can record their daily business transaction and can order medicine online to the pharma companies.
To reduce the excessive out of pocket health expenditures, which is 72% as of now, we are in discussion with the PAYORS (Insurance companies) to design affordable health plans for the patients.
VISION: To be the largest digital healthcare platform in Bangladesh by 2025.
MISSION: To make the primary & essential healthcare accessible and affordable for all at home and serving highest number of patients and generating highest number of e-prescriptions.
STRATEGY: Develop a digital healthcare platform through partnering with healthcare providers & partners so that patient can avail primary & essential healthcare services at home.
IMPACT: Achieve SDG 3 goal of “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all’ accessing primary healthcare for the patients and removing ‘Pain points’ of Physicians & Providers through driving the digitization of the health sector.