Health management of the future
In our new focus series HRV-Insight, the CEO and medical director of Autonom Health GesundheitsbildungsGmbH Dr. Alfred Lohninger treats and documents various HRV topics, including current HRV research areas.
This time it’s about nothing less than health!
Even without the current pandemic, health would have become the number one topic sooner or later. But not because it’s about health itself, but because health becomes an unaffordable juggernaut if we don’t turn things around AND steer in the right direction. We have briefly summarized how this can work, why it will work and what role Autonom Health will play in this:
Facts like …
• An aging population: 28.5% >65 years in 2050 in the EU (1)
• Rising rates of chronic disease: two to threefold increase in obesity and diabetes over the past 30 years, contributing to cardiovascular disease causing more than half of deaths across Europe. (2)
• The shortage of nursing staff and hospital beds: with a significant variation in acute care beds per 1,000 population, with Germany 6.0, France 3.1, US 2.4 and UK 2.1, all below South Korea’s 7.1 (3)
• The financial pressures on health and welfare systems: In 2019, health care spending in the United States exceeded $3.8 trillion – nearly 18% of gross domestic product and is expected to reach $6.2 trillion by 2028.(4)
• The disruption of monitoring and prevention: Worrying evidence from Europe shows that in some regions up to 50% of the extra deaths are being recorded as non-COVID-19, possibly due to care avoidance, treatment delays and an overwhelmed workforce. (5)
… shouldn’t actually exist in a modern, technologically advanced society.
Sustainable, efficient and cost-effective health management requires a new approach to value-based outcomes. Through the digital transformation and the adoption of technologies at scale, a predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory future healthcare system can be realized. (6)
US healthcare spending could reach a staggering $11.8 trillion by 2040, as projected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary. Deloitte estimates actual healthcare spending will be $8.3 trillion (by 2040). The $3.5 trillion difference from the CMS forecast is what Deloitte calls the “wellbeing dividend” — the return on investment in tools, systems, or protocols that help consumers take an active role in their health and well-being, made possible by the six key areas that will collectively transform the existing healthcare system from treatment-based responsive care to prevention and well-being over the next 20 years:
1. Data exchange
3. Open Access
4. Empowered Consumers
5. Behavior Change
6. scientific breakthroughs (6)
How well this transformation process succeeds is not decided by the measuring devices (they are getting smarter and smarter) and not by the data obtained, but what we do with this data and how health (self-)management is carried out on the basis of this data.
Autonom Health GesundheitsbildungsGmbH
It is clear to all HRV professionals:
1. Autonom Health is not only a provider of analysis software, but also a knowledge broker,
2. the GesundheitsBILDUNGs GmbH not only depicts health, but also forms it in the sense of “creates it”,
3. the growth engine for the future healthcare industry means on the one hand turning away from therapy and prevention and on the other hand focusing on actual health and well-being (vagal tone!)
4. that this is exactly the fuel that has always nourished the life fire of Autonom Health.
2. https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article/41/1/12/5670482 und