Have you been thinking about DIY health and whether it is safe or not, and if so, what is it really all about? Then this information may give you some really valuable insight as to what it entails.
Many more people are turning to the natural alternatives for what ails them. In the past health care providers have really frowned on this. This may all be changing. Is it because they have adopted an attitude of “if you can’t beat them than join them” type of attitude? Probably not, but it is becoming evident that a lot more physicians are beginning to open it up to a form of diy medicine, but not in the way that we may think.
When we are thinking of Do it yourself for our healthcare our thoughts go to doing whatever we can naturally to enhance our health. Or we are seeking out natural alternatives to use as a form of treatment instead of immediately looking for a magic pill as a cure all.
In a recent article by mobile health news they have really brought DIY health care to the attention of many with their prediction of DIY health care being one of the top trends for 2015…
““Do-it-yourself healthcare”, including mobile apps and consumer medical devices, is set to be the top healthcare trend of 2015, according to research and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC announced its top 10 predicted healthcare trends of 2015 in a webinar promoting their new report, and their top three are mobile health-related trends, with mobile and digital playing a role in several more.
“For the first time really we’re discovering physicians are expressing much more openness and willingness to consider information about their patients coming from DIY devices,” Ceci Connolly, Leader of PwC’s Health Research Institute, said during the webinar.
Connolly specifically mentioned devices and apps that can monitor vital signs, analyze blood and urine, and track medication adherence. She said that the combination of technological maturity, consumer eagerness to use apps and devices, and physician willingness to work with the data (as gleaned from physician and patient surveys conducted for the report) all point to home health care as a major trend. The survey found that a third of consumers said they would use a home urinalysis device and more than half of physicians said they would use data from such a device to prescribe medication or decide whether a patient should be seen.” continue reading the full article at mobile health news
The do it yourself here is geared towards using apps and devices that can help with providing important medical data to their health care provider. to help then with their diagnosis. This is not in reference to finding alternative solutions to a specific medical problem. This isn’t some new development. More and more people have been turning to some at home medical devices because they want to be proactive in their health care.
So what are some of the devices that we can use at home to help us be pro active in our health?