Health care costs will continue to rise. To sustain high levels of health care, innovative ways of promoting health and curing disease will have to be found.
One driver of higher health care costs is sub-optimal health behavior by patients. There are many types of sub-optimal behavior, ranging from unhealthy eating, not enough exercise to therapy adherence and many others. It causes sub-optimal treatment outcome as well as a lower quality of life for many patients.
In addition, these costs billions of euros a year in increased health care costs.
For instance, sub-optimal therapy adherence in chronic leukemia patients costs €5,000 per patient per year.
Behavioral, lifestyle support with eHealth is one way to reduce these costs,
But healthy behavior, including therapy adherence, is hard for many patients. Not only is it hard for them, designing programs to empower health behavior is also hard. More than 200 variables have been shown to potentiaal impact therapy adherence, for instance.
Utilizing our People First Design method Futurience SHINE developed a program (app) supporting chronic leukemia patients in their daily struggle with issues resuylting from the disease and the treatment. The program improved quality of life overall, and caused 80% of patients with sub-optimal therapy adherence to optimal therapy adherence. For more info: Robinapp
SHINE is looking for leaders in health care institutions such as hospitals who feel the responsiblity to cause changes in the current health care system. People with the openness of mind to innovate and the freedom to take action to support developing new, innovative ways of empowering patients to embrace healthy behaviors complementing health care treatment.
And in this way improve treatment outcome, reduce hospital costs and improve patients’ quality of life.
SHINE invites you to jointly develop programs for your patients leading to better quality of life, improvement of therapy adherance and thereby to better outcome of health care treatment and lower costs for hospitals and generally lower health care costs.
In addition, a variety of options exist to jointly pursue scientific research and publications.
On our wish list:
-empowering medication adherence for people with various illnesses
-innovatively measuring side effects of medication
-engagingly feeding back medication adherence
-most appropriately offering remedies for dealing with side effects
-ethically stimulating conducive attitudes towards treatment and medication
Let’s work together, it takes no more than a quick WhatsApp to get in touch. Contact Koos Ris: +31 6 47314028.