Quickly keep up to date with the world's health-related technology products available and to refer patients to what's possible. First comes your expertise, then your ability to help patients know what health tech exists when they aren't with you or need help at home.
As Health professionals, the one shared passion you have is to help people be well. You spend your life studying, working, and striving for this.
These days, you're under a great deal of pressure. Your time with patients is short, the queues long, and the increasing incidents of chronic disease and an aging population, don't make it any easier. These include an increase in conditions like dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and chronic diseases like heart and diabetes.
You can't work harder, or care more deeply. Something has to change.
As Doctors and Practices continue to streamline experiences including online bookings, telemedicine consultations, and participation in patient trials - health technology may also provide significant benefits.
More than $US57b was invested by venture capital in new health-related technologies, just last year. Up 79% from 2021 - aimed at just that. Helping people stay well, be independent, improve their health care and reduce costs.
Doctors have the opportunity to be a guide for patients in finding better outcomes through the health, home, and assistive technology available to be inspired, informed, and have choices on their own where you can't otherwise help.
Benefits to Patients:
Give them choices back that there's is more they can do
Help with related problems such as medication, falls, reminders, keeping in touch
Enable them to see what's happening with their own health, improve it, share it
Get help from family, friends, and carers
Increased wellness, independence, and prevention of incidents is likely
Benefits to Doctors
Quickly be updated and stay informed, for your peers, patients, and personal brand
Reduce time and provide more help to patients through a resource to refer them, when you might not otherwise be able to help them when they leave
Increase visibility to health tech and decide it's role in your plans
As you'll see, despite that it would have been enough of a driver to do so for patients' physical health prevention and preservation - 1 in 4 households lives alone, loneliness is an epidemic, and busy families are challenged to take care of each other and support their living independently. Health technology can be a positive contributor to reducing worry, improving mental health, and giving people and their families choices they've never had before - when they aren't with you.
How do we empower health providers, to deliver the best of their expertise, care, and advice - and then tell patients there are options between visits that might be of benefit.
How do we make it as easy as possible, for busy doctors, to check out what's available, so they can combine their views, with this information?
Figuratively, 95% of what happens for your patients, happens at home. This is where we are motivated to be active, where we prevent conditions (up to 40% of cancers and 70% of chronic diseases are considered by the World Health Organisation to be preventable).
At home is where we manage health conditions, take medication (50% don't take it as prescribed), fall (60% over 65's will do this), where cardiac arrests occur (90%), where people wander (70% of dementia suffers and those with memory loss), carers visit and symptoms occur that we will try to capture or remember to share with our health professionals to improve insights and diagnosis.
We all know health technology exists, but it's hard to know what's possible, to find it across hundreds of sources, to trust what's good, and to weave the technology and human routines together.
Doctors don't have enough time with patients as it is. You don't have enough time to keep across health technology and know what's reputable. You don't want to take the risk you're responsible for teaching someone how to use it, or if it doesn't work.
What kinds of help with technology?
Technology can assist with a range of needs and goals. Such as:
Communication that makes it easier to talk, hear, dial and see those closest. Products like home phones, seniors phones, video phones, smartphones, watches and voice assistants. Seeing the time, date, news and getting information.
Reminders to do what keeps you well. Products like medication, drinking water or visits and appointments.
Getting help, detecting falls & being found. Products such as watches, sos personal alarms, GPS and geofence location and two-way talk and home sensors.
Measuring and monitoring health, motivating activity, tracking symptoms, notifications and remote monitoring or sharing with your doctor. Products that take temperature, ECG, heart rate, breathing and oxygen, track sleep and apnea, blood glucose and stress.
Daily living at home to check movement, security, visits, smoke, taps, and turn on lights automatically or with just your voice. Products that help you move, dress, and eat. Products like door and window sensors, smoke and CO alarms, smart locks, cameras and smart plugs and appliances.
Special needs relate to conditions like Autism, Hearing & Vision impairment, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Stroke rehab, Mobility, Speaking.
Grow, Relax and delight. Products like special tablets, stands and cases, home hubs, music, electric trikes, photos, entertainment and gig economy services
We're driven by a vision for the world to think differently about what's possible for every one of us, regardless of age or health challenges.
We're a team of health, mental health, and technology specialists who have our own stories. You'll see our story, our why and how, here.
We are a digital health technology company that uses artificial intelligence to continuously scan the world, find, assess and turn it into 'technology that cares'. We provide an inspiring marketplace of products, tips, ideas, and inspiration. Once we've explained what's possible in human terms, here you'll click through to the provider's buy page to get the best and latest price. Here's how we're different.
We're independent. You get the best for you, not us.
For example, we don't offer any products of our own, nor do we let companies pay to list.
We bring together products that don't usually exist together. To save you time.
For example, you'll find products for health, home, and assistive help together. We put them into Spotify-like playlists so you can find things you may not have thought about. If you look after someone with memory loss or dementia, you'll find help in one place for communication, reminders, location, monitoring health, safety at home, and products for delight and getting around (like if you're not driving anymore).
We assess what's good.
We use 10+ indicators including brand, reviews, time on the market, approvals, clinical trials, endorsements, the technology used, battery life, and functionality. We don't get it right every time,
We keep it updated.
Because technology changes, across regions, versions, features, and prices. Companies get bought, merge or cease production. We track hundred of sources, review thousands of products, and have around 450 on the marketplace currently.
We make it human and focus on outcomes.
We remove intimation, enabling you to browse, search or see visual stories and collections. The words, pictures, tips, flash-cards are designed to help you think and feel inspired to bring new experiences and routines to life, combined with your family, friends or health professionals. We call it 'technology that cares'.