Over recent years, technology has changed and enhanced so many aspects of everyday living. And nowhere has that been more evident than in the healthcare industry. For those seeking increased longevity and improved performance, advances in technology are allowing for a deeper understanding of our minds and bodies. Unlike traditional sick-care, the future of healthcare is one marked by comprehensive insight into the inner-workings of our mental and physical health.
No longer do you have to wonder:
- Do I really know the current state of my health?
- Are there diseases growing inside of my body undetected?
- Are there personalized and actionable ways I could be transforming my wellness?
Here at EDISON BIO, we help all of our Members answer these questions by embracing the latest advancements in technology. We recognize that the future of healthcare will allow for people to live longer, healthier and more successful lives.
Below, we’ve outlined three key ways that we see technology impacting the healthcare industry today and for the years to come.
A Data-driven Approach
The highest-achieving people on the planet know that when it comes to improvement, data is everything.
It is difficult to make positive changes to your health if you’re not really sure where you’re starting in the first place. That’s why the future of healthcare focuses on providing patients with detailed and data-driven understandings of their bodies.
In fact, advances in technology now allow researchers and doctors to measure thousands of biomarkers that give them incredible insight into their patients’ health. This data can then be aggregated and analyzed alongside other testing results to provide a comprehensive understanding of their minds and bodies.
For example, clinically-approved at-home sleep tests can be used to analyze underlying medical conditions that could be impacting your sleep health. And advanced micronutrient analysis can help you uncover even the smallest deficiencies and insufficiencies you might be facing.
Along with many others, these innovative technologies provide patients with life-saving information about the status of their mental and physical wellness. Together, doctors can then analyze all of this detailed data to draw evidence-based conclusions about their health overall. No more assumptions necessary.
As with many industries, in the years to come we will see data becoming more and more relevant to advanced healthcare systems.
A Focus on Preventive Care
For years, the traditional American healthcare system has unfortunately centered around ineffective, reactionary-based medical care. Instead of focusing on proactive care, the United States prioritizes treating diseases only once they’ve developed enough to become life-threatening.
In response to this broken approach, executive health exams now offer patients care that emphasizes prevention as a solution.
At EDISON BIO, a huge part of our core mission is to help our Members gain peace of mind concerning their future wellness. In order to do this, we invest in proactive health strategies and advanced early-detection testing technologies. A few examples of these include:
- Revolutionary cancer blood tests
- Epigenetic analysis
- Full-genome sequencing
No longer do our Members have to wonder about what hidden diseases could be slowly growing in their bodies. And no longer do they have to wait to treat issues until after they’ve become potentially fatal.
It is much easier to treat a disease at its onset than when it’s already fully developed. Unlike the current reactive strategies, the most advanced kinds of care in the coming years will continue to focus heavily on prevention.
Finally, when it comes to healthcare of the future, one size does not fit all.
Our medical histories, risks and health goals are unique to us. So the care we receive should be too. Personalized healthcare gives patients the best opportunities to optimize their minds and bodies. There is little point to trying some new diet, program, or wellness strategy if it isn’t tailored to fit your particular health needs.
That’s why the most advanced care provides patients with personalized guidance on how to increase their longevity and performance–all based upon their unique health results.
An example of this would be pharmacogenomics. Pharmacogenomic testing analyzes how your body reacts to drugs based upon your personal DNA. The results would then give you insight into what kinds and how much of a certain medication would be optimal for you to receive.
This is just one of the many examples of how the future of healthcare will focus on a personalized approach to wellness. What you eat, how you exercise and what kinds of care you receive should all be based upon your unique body and its needs.
Wrapping Up: Healthcare of the Future
Advancements in technology are and will continue to drastically change how we approach healthcare. While the traditional system will most likely continue to fall behind, leaders in executive health will continue to embrace these changes by offering their patients the highest level of care. Through data-driven, preventive and proactive care, you can find peace of mind by taking control of your health and optimizing your wellness.
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