Studies have shown that 40% percentage of premature deaths in the US are due to modifiable behaviour. This alarming statistic suggests that if the current healthcare system focused more energy on changing unhealthy behaviours and the prevention of illness, rather than a cure-based system, overall health would likely improve. Today’s system fails to appreciate the importance and benefits of communal support, shared, decentralised knowledge and the power of incentivisation on results. Given the differing state by state and hospital to hospital practices, there is no cohesive ecosystem that ties all stake-holders together to provide a quid pro quo community that rewards healthy behaviour.
Although they control many of the influencing factors and decisions they are only effectual when patients are within their office or hospital.
There is little to no capacity to efficiently interact with patients outside office and hospital settings.
Private individuals have limited knowledge and few credible sources of education.
There are little to no sources for encouragement/rewards to incentivise action where physical health results are slow.
There is little to no ongoing engagement from their physician and health system.
FAMILIES AND CARE SUPPORT
Health insurers and employers have the financial incentives to encourage healthy behaviour but are restricted in their connectivity to patients to effect outcomes.
Financial incentives rarely flow to the those who have the greatest control over outcomes, the patient themselves.
THE SYSTEM REQUIRES A PLATFORM THAT TAKES HEALTHCARE BEYOND THE FOUR WALLS OF A DOCTOR’S OFFICE, BY PROVIDING 24/7 ACCESS TO CONTENT AND COMMUNICATION FOR IMPROVED, REWARDED OUTCOMES WITH THE SECURITY NECESSARY FOR THE HEALTH SPACE.