The patient care journey, especially the serial care process of today, can be overwhelming for both the clinical team and the patients. Technology, screening tools and innovation all have a big part to play in helping patients along this journey – whether to find health information, choose treatment options, schedule appointments, get prescriptions, or receive follow-up care.
Screening paradigms, especially programmes that help generate repeatable early outcomes, can help identify patients who are at risk and help augment the knowledge required to make informed clinical judgement.
In this presentation, we also look at how early detection markedly improves chances of long-term survival. The preventative benefits gained by patients due to increased screening Lead-time are analysed. Preventive health screenings and primary care consultations have also been found to significantly increase life expectancy, particularly amongst the 30- to 49-year age group.
The velocity of medical innovation has increased massively in the last 50 years. Example innovation on achieving better screening and streamlined care delivery are reviewed; potentially resulting in longer disease-free life span and lower cost. Emphasis on screening programs have proved to be effective, particularly in countries in which medical care is weak.
There is scope for significant positive shift and positive disruption in value across healthcare, provided efforts are made to put these technologies, including low-cost health tools, into the hands of who need them. Technology enables health and care to become more preventive, proactive, personalised, and integrated!