Prevention is better than cure

We created our cutting edge healthcare solution – Liferaft – with you, the user, in mind. When we developed Liferaft we knew how important it would be for people living with or caring for long-term conditions.

Our life course planning tool is centred on the individual, allowing you to receive, capture and manage information about any aspect of your medical nutritional, social or emotional needs, and share it with whomever you choose. This level of granular big data is unprecedented in NHS and social care systems.

The last decade has seen huge advances in the amount of data we routinely generate and collect in pretty much everything we do, as well as our ability to use technology to analyse and understand it.

Healthcare is no different.

Big Data in healthcare is being used to predict epidemics, cure disease, improve quality of life and avoid preventable deaths. With the world’s population increasing and everyone living longer, models of treatment delivery are rapidly changing, and many of the decisions behind those changes are being driven by data.

The drive now is to understand as much about a patient as possible, as early in their life as possible – with the aim of picking up warning signs of serious illness at an early enough stage so that treatment is far more simple (and less expensive) than if it had not been spotted until later.

Smart phones were just the start.

With apps enabling them to be used as everything from pedometers to measure how far you walk in a day, to calorie counters to help you plan your diet, millions of us use mobile technology to help us live healthier lifestyles.

This is where our personal data hub comes into its own.

You can share the data from our online solution with your doctor who can use it as part of their diagnostic toolbox when you visit them with an ailment.

Even if there’s nothing wrong with you, access to the information about the state of your health might allow problems to be spotted before they occur, and remedies – either medicinal or educational – to be prepared in advance, something to be celebrated and communicated in all health and social care communities.

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