Healthcare on the go

Filed on November 13, 2019
Syed Salman Arif, CEO of The Health Bank

The Health Bank empowers members to maintain a healthy lifestyle, no matter where they are

For many, healthcare tends to take a backseat unless residents are faced with threatening situations that require immediate medical attention and funds. This often leads to a number of complication in times of need, which is why The Health Bank stepped up to manage all aspects of health on a secure and reliable platform. 

"The concept of The Health Bank developed from the notion of how we find the right professionals and specialists for any activity or service we require in all areas of life, but when it comes to healthcare we don't have a support system taking care of our health. We must ask ourselves, are we giving our health the same importance we are giving other matters?" says Syed Salman Arif, CEO, The Health Bank.

The Health Bank is a concept that offers an integrated platform related to an individual's health and their medical history. The sophisticated network of information consists of every consultation, test, X-ray, MRI, etc. ever performed, and access to the global service is just a click away.

Complimented by a dedicated Health Manager, The Health Bank ensures that residents remain healthy, meet lifestyle goals, and receive support at anytime, anywhere in the world.

Integrated solutions

To date, The Health Bank is in partnership with worldwide specialists, hospitals, clinics, and wellness facilities, in order to match members to the right care, making it an ideal solution for health management.

Arif, whose background lies in retail banking, has been leading the company's acquisitions, sales, business and financials in the last seven months.

"We have recently signed with Zulekha Hospital as home healthcare providers to create a seamless transition for the patient - from hospital to the comfort of their home - without compromising on optimal medical care during the process," he added.

The Health Bank is committed to creating virtual hospitals using technology and excellence in service delivery for long-term care in the form of homecare, telemonitoring, and innovative care delivery services - all in the comfort of the patients' home. The model caters to the aged, critically ill, palliative patients, new mothers, paediatric care, wound care, and more, promoting dignity, safety and compassion.

According to Zarmina Jafar, Strategy Manager, The Health Bank is also in partnership with the Dubai Health Tourism (DXH), a brand conceived by the Dubai Health Authority, which aims to strengthen the position of Dubai and health tourism on the world map.

This partnership has resulted in the launch of DXH SmartCare, which will serve as a one-stop shop service, for health tourists to attain seamless healthcare coordination, second medical opinions, flight bookings, visas, accommodation, airport transfers, leisure activities and post-treatment support.

Extensive reach

In terms of presence, The Health Bank boasts three regional hub offices - Dubai, Karachi and Singapore - and has plans to introduce new hubs in Q4 2019.

"We are most excited about what is yet to come including expansion across regions and integration with local providers in each region, to provide the combination and quality of care that we are committed to. We are also currently working on innovative telemedicine capabilities, in order to offer the highest clinical standards of care, accessible to all," Arif added.

The Health Bank will soon launch an education and training facility for nurses and allied health professionals.

"We have a growing team of professionals who each bring value to the company's shared   goals and vision, approaching challenges and opportunities in an agile and dynamic way," said Jafar.

The 2020 impact

As the upcoming Expo 2020 celebrates human innovation, both Arif and Jafar believe that it holds immense potential for The Health Bank in line with the expected launch of new hospitals and healthcare clinics. They further highlighted that the influx of visitors and professionals will create opportunities for inward investment into the medical tourism and innovation strategy, ensuring due attention and advantage into these sectors.



Farhana Chowdhury

Raised in Dubai, Farhana is an avid writer and traveller with a strong interest in Japanese and Korean culture. Her hobbies revolve around anime, PVC figures, and cosplay.

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