Digital health resources provide us with a new way to address the difficulties we face in managing our health, especially in the face of a chronic illness.
The e-Health, telemedicine, apps or the recent emergence of wearables as bracelets activity show that technology facilitates the prevention and care of our health. These tools allow both us and health professionals to have immediate access to the information generated by the impact of our lifestyle habits on health. Also, they make possible better control of diseases, which favors compliance with treatments.
The union of digital health with health education leads the citizen to his empowerment, that is, to become the main protagonist and last recipient of a large part of the decisions made regarding his health or the health of his family.
What Benefits Does Digital Health Provide?
Digital health brings many benefits to general medicine. Among them, the following stand out:
- It enables the creation of individualized treatment plans, adapted to the characteristics and needs of the citizen.
- Improves the doctor-patient relationship by being able to share relevant data in real time.
- It allows connecting health services with citizens, avoiding unnecessary travel and facilitating care for people who live in remote geographical areas.
- Involves the patient or family members in the care of their health.
Let us anticipate deterioration of our health by helping to distinguish in time, to be treated, the signs and symptoms indicative of them.
It helps to identify groups at risk of suffering from a particular disease.
It facilitates more efficient use of health services, optimizing and prioritizing resources.
The e-Patients, The Patients Of The Future
The patient profile, thanks to the use of the Internet, is changing. He is not a passive figure about his health, but an active agent.
According to a study by the National Observatory of Telecommunications and the Information Society ( ONTSI ), more than 65% of Spanish adults access health content on the Web. They are becoming “e-patients,” that is, in people who integrate digital in the care of their health or of the others in their environment.
They seek information, participate in social networks or patient communities, choose their doctor based on the assessments provided by other people, communicate with professionals or institutions to perform medical consultations … The “e-patient” is a person who wants to have a higher power of participation and want to be responsible in making decisions that affect their health.
Digital Health Resources For Respiratory Patients
From Lovexair we are aware of the changes that are taking place in our society. With our work in the field of digital health, we contribute to improve the quality of life of patients, help in their learning and health education and promote a better relationship between them, their families and health professionals.
These Are Our Two Most Relevant Initiatives In Digital Health:
HappyAir ecosystem. This model of digital health validated clinically in 2017 is aimed at helping patients affected by a chronic respiratory disease. In this ecosystem, a therapeutic educator specialized in respiratory and active life favors patients to follow an individualized plan of comprehensive care, monitoring their evolution on a daily basis. The patient can also invite his doctors or therapists to accompany him and follow their progress together.