mWell unboxed

BUSINESS SNIPPETS - Marianne Go - The Philippine Star

It was supposed to be a straightforward digital presentation to unveil a roster of innovative offerings at the Grand Ballroom of Grand Hyatt Manila Hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Monday afternoon, according to mWell CEO and president and concurrent Metro Pacific Investments Corp. chief finance, risk and sustainability officer Chaye Cabal-Revilla.

However, she revealed, mWell chairman and MPIC chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan asked, “What about entertainment?” and so mWell’s unboxing event turned out to be a star-studded, music-filled entertainment presentation and concert all in one.

The event, dubbed “mWell Unboxed,” marked the newest milestone in mWell’s history as it goes beyond telemedicine and strengthens its commitment to holistic health. The gathering witnessed the launch of the Mind Health Score feature, new-generation mWell Watches that are fully loaded with health features at a budget-friendly price, and the light yet powerful mWell Rings.

With hosts actress Iza Calzado and singer Markki Stroem, the mWell Unboxed event transported guests to the mWell multiverse, which showcased a full line-up of features and products, milestones and inspiring testimonials. The highlight of the event was the appearance of mWell ambassadors who included top athletes and basketball players, top names in entertainment such as singers Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid and Martin Nievera; celebrity doctor Vicky Belo; and government, lifestyle and foreign affairs figures such as the ambassador of Israel.

Even 31-year-old hotshot businessman Leandro Leviste was put under the glare of the spotlight as Cabal-Revilla teased him about his healthy bank account and that she would help him find a suitable girlfriend.

According to mWell chairman Manny Pangilinan, “mWell’s mission is to demolish the barriers preventing our countrymen in remote areas from receiving quality healthcare. Our platform is sustainable, future-proof and fully integrated—allowing us to bring healthcare closer to all Filipinos.”

MVP, as he is also fondly called, also talked about MPIC’s move to adopt more technology that would allow it to break free from geographic limited medical service and propagate medical care “for the sake of our country.” He revealed that since they acquired Makati Medical Center in 2007 they have since acquired a lot more facilities and would soon have 40 hospitals under its group.

It was, in fact, a discussion on building a fourth tower for Makati Med that prompted Pangilinan to push for more effort to spread MPIC’s medical and health outreach similar to what has been done by Stanford Medicine with its outpatient clinics.

Cabal-Revilla, for her part, said, “Unboxing our latest features and products is a testament to how we are able to fulfill our purpose: to make health and wellness accessible, available, affordable to anyone, anytime, anywhere. With help from our community, government, technology and enterprise partners, we will deliver innovative healthcare solutions that will usher in the future of health and wellness. Because we believe that healthy people enable a healthy economy, a healthy planet and a healthy tomorrow for our children.”

Recognizing that good health means increased productivity and business success, mWell offers complete wellness solutions, especially for members of the workforce. However, beyond physical health, mental well-being plays a crucial role in overall performance and happiness. Through mWell’s Mind Health Score feature, app users now have a digital ally for a healthier mind.

The Mind Health Score is a personal compass for a self-guided journey toward enhancing emotional, social and cognitive well-being. It provides insights into one’s state of mind, helps boost self-awareness, fosters empowerment, hope and positivity through evidence-based techniques.

Using this latest feature, mWell app users will learn more about ways to relax, reduce stress and improve overall emotional balance. Prompts will guide them as they practice thankfulness to regulate stress and mood difficulties. This feature is helpful in evaluating thoughts, emotions, decisions and goals with full awareness and understanding of triggers to help reduce distress.

The Mind Health Score also features a playlist with guided meditations for stress relief, relaxation and better sleep. It provides tools for app users to track their progress as they build resilience and emotional well-being.

mWell watch

During the unboxing event, mWell introduced the new generation mWell watches that are packed with features that let users track workouts, other physical activities, and overall wellness at an affordable price. The mWell watch includes over 100 exercise modes, heart rate and blood oxygen. Paired with the mWell app, it allows app users to view daily mWellness score based on exercise, light activity, sedentary time and step count. Doing so helps lessen the risk of chronic disease. The mWell watch helps keep the family healthy as it offers a range of designs for children, busy moms and active dads.

Another wearable device is the mWell Ring, which, paired with the mWell app, is designed to help monitor important health metrics, including heart rate, heart rate variability, resting heart rate and average oxygen saturation. More importantly, the mWell Ring unlocks insights into the quantity and quality of sleep every single night.

A good night’s sleep restores the body, improves brain performance, helps heart health, supports weight management, keeps the immune system strong and helps slow down signs of aging. Knowing your sleep count and quality helps you be more mindful of your sleep habits. Using the mWell Ring allows the user to view total sleep report, light sleep, deep sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep—all in one tracker. It is built with titanium and comes with a seven-day battery life. It is designed to make it easier to say “I do” to holistic health.

Since its relaunch in October 2022, mWell has provided access to online doctor consultation to residents of remote islands, indigenous peoples communities and even overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) through its fully integrated digital ecosystem. Its wide range of wellness features includes fitness and nutrition programs that help in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

For preventive healthcare for improved productivity, the mWell app offers fitness and nutrition programs and the mWellness score which monitors physical activity for long-term health.

As part of the MPIC Group, mWell is committed to working toward the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 3 which includes good health and well-being. It also supports the MVP Group’s Gabay Kalusugan advocacy focusing on quality and affordable healthcare.

mWell is the health technology platform developed by Metro Pacific Health Tech Corp. that offers telemedicine, health and wellness programs, e-commerce, among others, in an integrated, tech-based healthcare digital ecosystem. Metro Pacific Health Tech Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPIC, the leading infrastructure investment company in the Philippines with investments in various infrastructure assets including healthcare.

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