Bio Farma, ConnectedLife, Fitbit And Google Cloud Develop New Platform To Encourage Indonesians To Live Healthier

Bio Farma, Indonesia’s state-owned pharmaceutical company holding company, has partnered with Google Cloud, ConnectedLife and Fitbit in a new digital health initiative to support the Indonesian government’s healthy Indonesia plan and vision.

As part of the Preventive Care Medwell initiative, the parties developed a personalized virtual platform called ConnectedLife with Fitbit, billed as “the first of its kind” in the country.

WHAT HE DOES

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Built on Google Cloud infrastructure and data services, ConnectedLife with Fitbit allows users to sync their health information from Fitbit with ConnectedLife’s web and mobile dashboards to understand how their nutrition, sleep, their level of stress and their daily activities have an impact on their health.

After users consent, the platform will analyze their data and produce a “wellness score,” which includes health insights, recommendations, and gamified experiences in hopes of motivating them to improve their lifestyle. life. A press release mentioned that individuals can be encouraged to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes.

Therefore, healthcare providers and employers can provide individuals with a better understanding of their health risk profiles.

ConnectedLife with Fitbit uses Google Cloud’s enterprise-grade capabilities to implement data governance, enhanced data protection, and rigorous security controls across the platform.

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

According to the International Diabetes Federation, more than 19.4 million people in Indonesia were estimated to have diabetes in 2021. Meanwhile, 73.7% of them are expected to have undiagnosed diabetes in the same year. The number is expected to reach over 23.3 million people by 2030.

“Our mission is not only to cure disease, but also to help individuals start early and tackle disease at the root, before it progresses to the point where it requires treatment,” said Soleh. Ayubi, Head of Transformation and Digital at Bio Farma.

“We hope to empower Indonesians to take control of their health, adopt a lifestyle that prevents chronic and serious illnesses, and age gracefully with a better quality of life. »

The Indonesian Ministry of State Enterprises also welcomed this cooperation.

“In addition to driving positive lifestyle changes for individuals, data from the Medwell Preventive Care Initiative platform will serve as a key resource for insights that will inform future programs, such as precision public health that provides interventions to the right population at the right time,” said Pahala Mansury, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of State Enterprises.

“Successful preventive and precision care programs nationwide can make a huge difference in preventing or delaying the onset of chronic disease. This will ease the burden on families and hospitals and ensure that our country’s health care system and fiscal situation remains sustainable over the long term.

ON THE REPORT

Currently in a pilot phase, ConnectedLife with Fitbit has 300 early adopters to date. Once complete, Bio Farma and its subsidiaries will deploy the platform to a nationwide network of 450 clinics, 1,200 pharmacies and business partners over the next six to three-quarters of a year.

“With ConnectedLife as our innovation partner, we believe the combination of custom devices, software and services – along with robust accountability for data acquisition, privacy and protection – can make sense. to health information, motivating Indonesians to take proactive steps towards preventive health, and empowering local health care providers to deliver high-quality, efficient care,” said Megawaty Khie. country manager at Google Cloud Indonesia.

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