For many, working overseas is a reality that causes stress for those who must live and work away from their homes, and more importantly, away from their aging parents. One attempt at remedying the worries of these overseas workers takes form as an online health services website for Pakistanis. Human-Healthcare.com, a Pakistan-based health tech and services startup, is announcing the launch of a cloud-based secure EMR (Electronic Medical Record) exclusively available to their clients. Through their subscription-based services, Pakistanis who work overseas can enroll their parents back in Pakistan to experience concierge-style, personalized medical care for any matter of needs.
Human-Healthcare.com uses the help of a team of primary care doctors, nurses, and a care coordination team to navigate cutting-edge medical tools and a secure online medical system. Their team is available 7 days a week to provide preventative primary care to the elderly population, specifically the elderly parents of Pakistanis who work overseas. The local team based in Karachi is backed by US, UK, Canada based specialists to make sure the personalized care plan for the clients are based on the current medical guidelines. One founder, Atif Zafar, aided in the launch of this startup to help overseas Pakistanis focus on their jobs, studies, careers, spouses and children, while offering them peace of mind that their parents are taken care of and healthy.
“I, along with some of my incredible doctor friends who are based in the U.S., UK, Canada and Pakistan, decided to launch this startup after experiencing the challenges as Pakistanis living abroad,” says Zafar. “We wanted a way to balance our own careers and evolving care needs for our parents back home. We felt spread thin and guilty, but when we launched this for our own parents, we found that many other Pakistanis struggled with the same problem while working and living away from their parents.”
Since their launch in 2022, Human-Healthcare.com only offered services in Karachi, but they plan to provide this service in all major cities in Pakistan in 2024. From medicine delivery to routine check-ins, Human-Healthcare.com provides a comprehensive preventative care management that includes physiotherapy at home, cancer screening, fall prevention strategies, bone health, memory assessment, nutritionist involvement, and vaccine administration.
In the next two years, Human-Healthcare.com hopes to offer aid in all major cities of Pakistan. With strokes being among the top 3 causes of death in Pakistan, they have also begun launching a campaign called BACHAO, aimed at educating the masses on how to identify a stroke. With such a time-sensitive treatment required, Zafar and his team hope to aid in the prevention and identification of strokes in elderly patients in Pakistan.
In January 2024, their cloud-based secure EMR will be launched, available exclusively to their clients. This medical record system will help to modernize community healthcare services in Pakistan and aid in the development of a patient-centric model. Zafar hopes that investors and fellow overseas workers will look to Human-Healthcare.com as the newest form of innovation within the healthcare sphere.
“Healthcare systems are in disarray,” says Zafar. “We hope to deliver high-quality care experiences in an integrated, connected way. Together, we are building a model of care that is humanistic on the front end and powered by technology and expertise on the back end. Though we are still in the early stages of our journey, our founders passionately believe that we will expand throughout Pakistan in the next year or two and eventually hope to make an impact on the national level.” To continue providing aid to the country of Pakistan and their population, A portion of profits from annual subscribers will be donated to fund water and plantation projects in Pakistan.