My overarching goal for healthcare is to make preventive and hospital services affordable and accessible for everyone. (Oh yes — literally everyone.) I believe that, when this is accomplished, it will be built on and inextricable from a foundation of abundant and free client education.
It is the educated client's sense of confidence and efficacy that I find consistently improves their compliance with both clinical procedures and self-care regimens, and thus reduces suffering, disease, and costs.
In efforts to bring healthcare information to the public, and provide publicly accessible tools for people to manage their own healthcare, I'm working on several projects:
A focus group is underway to develop a short-term regimen planner, which will be expanded into an annual healthcare management tool for patients and caregivers.
Wireframes and early structures are being developed for an app (more information to come!).
Business plans for a freemium healthcare education/CEs platform are in development.
A few side inventions for clinical tools are in research stages.
Business plans are also in early stages of development for longer-term launches, including healthcare practitioner research networks and clinical practices. Ultimately, I'd like to found a nonprofit that plants a chain of low-cost hospitals, loosely based around Direct Primary Care models.
But fundamentally, it all comes down to having an educated, proactive, motivated patient population.
By all these projects combined, and with participation from the entire rest of the field of medicine and big swaths of several other fields and most of humanity, I think we can achieve all of the above!
For the record, I've been right about crazier things. ☺
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