Have you noticed Healthcare organizations in the U.S. and Canada already starting to develop online web-portals to combine or
This week we read about two new ones…
Some healthcare initiatives are beginning to follow suit
As an example, the “Healthy Communities Initiative” in the U.S. through the Golisano Foundation are currently supporting the Special Olympics. They are using the Special Olympics to test out their new program with mentally disabled athletes. “The program is part of a larger effort by the Golisano Foundation to support the Special Olympics in the organization’s efforts to expand health-related service for individuals with intellectual disabilities”.
It’ll be interesting to see how they develop their systems as their goal seems to focus on building medical services for athletes . How will their services help each individual patient though? We’ll have to wait and see.
Others have the goal, but could really use the tools
On another note, PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) have had a press release of their goals and systems. After 30 years of experience in their service, PACE is growing and their core goal is aiding the elderly and focusing on keeping them out of hospitals and nursing homes continues to grow.
They specialize in preventive healthcare but their approach is incredibly labor intensive and involves a multitude of healthcare professionals in its approach (physicians, nurses, physical therapists, social workers, etc.). It looks like PACE could be enhanced with an online healthcare app that makes use of personal health tracking to aid in preventive healthcare.
Lifetime Health Diary makes a bigger difference
With the rise of online web-portal healthcare systems aiding collaboration between institutions, Lifetime Health Diary are proud to be providing services beyond simple amalgamation of medical records and on to personal preventive healthcare.
Giving the patient and their community-based health teams statuses to update (e.g. how they are feeling today), Lifetime Health Diary can aid in monitoring patients on a day-to-day basis and not just rely on their medical history. With this approach Lifetime Health Diary can assist not only in tracking well-being, but in personal preventive healthcare as well.