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Alaga Health is the winner in the first ever Globe 5G Hackathon

The Globe 5G hackathon winner Alaga Health developed the first digital health marketplace and health service hub as access to affordable healthcare.
Alaga Health is the winner in the first ever Globe 5G Hackathon
Alaga Health team as 2021 Globe 5G Hackathon winner

Catering to  patients, healthcare workers, and admin assistants 

According to Globe, Filipinos prioritize healthcare more due to the global pandemic, Alaga Health has made affordable healthcare more accessible to those who need it. Globe highly recognizes this social innovation as it awarded the developers the grand prize of PHP 200,000. 

Aside from that, they receive special recognition of the called 5G Globe of Good Award since their idea aligned to three United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Environment, Social, and Governance. Globe Head of Product and Content Nikko Acosta explain its significance by saying,

This award is very important because all of us in Globe are connected by our purpose of treating people right to create a Globe of Good.  We are fighting for the future by taking care of our customers today.  We are also learning from the lessons of the past. Awarding a group under the terms of Globe of Good acknowledges that you are part of that purpose.
Dr. Dexter Galban led the Alaga Health team which is composed of his teammates Von Payumo(Chief Experience Officer) and Bon Dela Cruz (Chief Technology Office). They were able to defeat 289 teams nationwide and received a total of PHP 300,000 for the improvement of their business concept.

As the Alaga Health team present their ideas, they explained that their mobile application’s interface catered to three stakeholders, namely patients, healthcare workers, and administrative assistants within the healthcare industry.

Those who are looking for consultation from medical professionals can schedule appointments, secure video calls, and request a home check-up by using the patient app interface. They can also pre-book in-facility diagnostics, laboratory, and imaging tests and order medicines and other health products from partner stores.

On the other hand, health workers and admin assistants may communicate with patients via the Partner app and the Health Business interfaces, respectively.

With the integration of 5G Technology, the Alaga Health team thinks that they can reach a wider base and create a seamless value chain for patients and healthcare practitioners in the Philippines. 

But for now, they are concentrating on micro, small, and medium-size clinics and service providers to connect patients to local community doctors and healthcare providers. Alaga Health is currently onboarding over 650,000 pledged patient users across over 30 international partner patient groups. 

It targets 2.5M  users by the end of 2022. In the future, there are plans to work with bigger hospitals with a goal to integrate other health apps.

In collaboration with Animo Labs, Globe 5G Hackathon was held to give a chance for students, professors, and professionals to grow and build their ideas with the power of 5G.

Congratulations Alaga Health!

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