- Preventive health is the best health care tool because it anticipates illnesses to improve quality of life.
- Some factors such as the high rates of obesity, hypertension and diabetes are the ones that most affect the population in Latin America.
- With tools such as Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, large amounts of information can be processed instantly.
The Covid-19 pandemic set a precedent in understanding and addressing the preventive health. According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), with only 9% of the world’s total population, Latin America recorded 12% of all infected people and 30% of all deaths.
According to the opinion of specialists from the healthtech VivaWell, the cause of this impact was not fundamentally due to shortcomings in the care of this new disease, but rather to the pre-existing conditions of the population that aggravated the situation of the patients. Some of the main ones are the high rates of obesity, hypertension or diabetes, which had not been diagnosed and/or treated.
“We have the challenge of thinking about health with a preventive medicine model that promotes people’s physical quality of life, while attending to their mental well-being,” explained Eduardo Iglesias, CEO of VivaWell, a company that offers comprehensive health solutions for companies and their collaborators.
As its name implies, preventive health is aimed at anticipating diseases and disorders, but it also aims to detect these conditions at an early stage when treatment is likely to be functional and the patient can preserve their physical and mental quality of life.
How to achieve it? According to the director of the healthtech, the implementation of new technologies facilitates the implementation of this new model. Information is the key to knowledge and in health it is essential.
For this reason, the implementation of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science tools makes it possible to collect information, generate and analyze statistics on patients and obtain tools to constantly know and monitor their clinical history. In addition, any irregularity can also be detected in time so that professionals can define corrective measures.
In addition, the use of technology also goes in the direction of providing an accessible and easy-to-use service for people.
“It is necessary to take advantage of all the facilities provided by technology to be able to personalize services and achieve a modern health solution that adapts to the needs of each person. It is our goal”, concluded the CEO of VivaWell.
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