A report on more personalised care in the digital age by Rhys Little Director, Despark UK.
From digital diagnostics to wearables and integrated data, technology offers huge opportunities to revolutionise health and social care. But how do we take patients with us?We are living longer but more unhealthy lives. Rates of obesity, heart disease,
We are living longer but more unhealthy lives. Rates of obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and dementia are rocketing, sending healthcare costs spiralling and putting already creaking healthcare systems under unprecedented pressure.
Radical plans to shake up the beleaguered NHS and underfunded council-run social care are centred around changing the patient-doctor relationship by limiting “face-to- face” interactions. Proposals include increased use of health apps, monitoring devices and “virtual appointments” to bridge the £22 billion funding gap by 2021. We’re also being encouraged to stay in good health, as preventive medicine is unquestionably cheaper than treatment.Although pursuing innovative new tech is the right thing to do, its got to be
Although pursuing innovative new tech is the right thing to do, its got to be done without losing the “human touch” which is so vital to our physical and emotional wellbeing. The best innovations persuade us through rewards or an enjoyable user-experience, to change our behaviour in a beneficial way.
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