A manifesto for people power in healthcare.
Health ‘care’ is no longer enough. If the pandemic taught us anything it’s that we all have the technology at our fingertips and a basic human right to be more in control of our own health.
Easy to say of course, much harder to turn into action. But like millions of patients who’ve felt empowered to take the initiative and speak up, we have decided it’s time too.
For people who need healthcare.
For people who give healthcare.
For people who work in healthcare.
Understanding, patience & empathy provide Context. Context enables Trust and then partnership. With trust we can drive awareness, knowledge and Education. With Education brings empowerment, engagement and HealthControl™.
From passive to active
There is a limit to the time a clinician spends with a patient. And there is a limit to the time, however great, donated by caregivers. Beyond this, huge amounts of the treatment journey are passive. The increase in the adoption of technology and the confidence which it is used ensures that we can deliver preference, activation and autonomy for all healthcare stakeholders. Increasing engagement, participation, and as clinically proven, outcomes.
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