120 clinics offer affordable healthcare via subscription

by FAYYADH JAAFAR Pic courtesy of FEV3R

A NETWORK of 120 clinics nationwide aims to become the first subscription-based primary healthcare service in Malaysia through FEV3R, a healthcare-as-a-service platform. 

FEV3R was officially launched today with a long-term aspiration to transform the landscape of personal health in Malaysia.

Through its mobile application, FEV3R will cater to individuals who wish to avail themselves of a comprehensive primary healthcare package that includes access to doctors, consultations, lab tests, prescriptions and referrals.

Its subscription model offers a significant reduction in the cost of primary care for corporations and consumers, based on an affordable subscription model with easy access to patient health data.

F3VER will utilise technological advancements such as artificial intelligence to help doctors improve their diagnoses with the help of technology. 

These tools are geared toward helping doctors improve their diagnosis, reducing a lot of the legwork so that doctors can focus on patients.

With an annual subscription fee of RM288, FEV3R aims to significantly reduce up to 80% of healthcare costs. Additionally, the platform runs on a totally cashless model, providing further convenience for patients.

CEO Adlan Hercus said in this new environment where people have been learning to live and work through a pandemic and are now transitioning to an endemic phase, the conversation around healthcare has never been so important.

“Despite the increased interest in personal health, it remains a topic that comes to mind only when someone is unwell. 

“While getting more people to care about their general health and wellbeing is important, what’s equally crucial is empowering them to do so.

“Understanding the challenges of primary care during a pandemic, FEV3R has been working towards injecting change into the traditional primary care doctor-patient relationship to facilitate a higher degree of health innovation,” he said. 

He added that the subscription-based model can translate to savings for companies while still offering employees the best healthcare they deserve, with the Ministry of Health certifying all its doctors and stringent data processes to ensure all patients’ medical records are kept secure and private.

FEV3R medical director Dr Sashidharan Janisein believed that digital healthcare is here to improve our approach to delivering primary healthcare.

“Addressing the concerns of patients by being more accessible and affordable, digital healthcare also ensures higher efficiency levels for doctors. 

“It is no longer business as usual for us, but rather providing better diagnosis, prognosis, and referrals, as demanded by patients,” he said.