LifePod. How it works.
All over the world, healthcare providers struggle to effectively use their limited resources. Simultaneously, a growing number of patients want better and more personalized care. This poses an interesting dilemma; how do we evolve the healthcare system while keeping the patients’ needs and priorities at the forefront? Introducing LifePod. An open API platform that provides patient insights and eases the workload and responsibility of healthcare professionals, by prioritizing treatment for those in most need. Lifepod is evolving healthcare, everywhere.
LifePod. Real-time data.
LifePod is intelligent. It moves the healthcare industry from calendar-based to individual care. It’s based on unique algorithms that handle multiple devices and diseases, and prioritizes individuals in large populations by establishing which patients have the greatest needs. Data flows between patient and care provider asynchronously. The patients receive notifications depending on their individual health status when using the platform. Meanwhile, the care provider receives real-time data about the patient’s current health status.
LifePod is developed in close collaboration with healthcare professionals. Different medical conditions such as CVD, COPD or diabetes require their own sets of parameters. The parameters for the medical conditions are assembled in a platform-independent web application. The web application has built-in functionality for reminders, rewards and features to motivate and encourage.
Each patient inputs data in the web application that can be complemented by data from fitness bands, weight scales or other sensors. The web application communicates to the LifePod cloud-based platform, delivering both priority (medical-grade) and relevant (consumer-grade) data that provides a holistic view of the patient’s health state. The resulting feedback is an individual healthcare plan tailored to the user.
End-user focus groups have tested and validated the web application’s ease of use and attractiveness.
Managed care professionals and clinics need to take actions every day. They need to make the right decision every second, minute, hour. LifePod’s cloud-based platform provides solutions for proactive healthcare. It’s flexible, adaptable and scalable, and other devices can easily connect to the platform. LifePod generates, facilitates, prioritizes and visualizes multi-source action data in one interface.
Cloud-based for scalability and flexibility for:
lowest operating cost
lowest deployment cost
lowest maintenance cost
Ecosystem architecture for:
fast implementation of additional health conditions
addition of new sensors and applications
Designed for the highest security and integrity protection
Multi-language, ethnic, demographic and regional support
Platform-independent – runs on all devices and operating systems
Big data and artificial intelligence (AI)
Medical data is expected to double every 73 days by 2020 and the average person is likely to generate more than one million gigabytes of health related data in their life time. 1)
This represents a huge opportunity to improve people’s lives. LifePod generates data over time and complemented by other data types such as geo tagging, weather data, etc., this big data can serve as input to an artificial intelligence (AI) system.
Through machine learning it is possible to establish cause and effect in different health conditions, moving towards prescriptive functionality. This enables huge savings in emergency care costs as well as improving the quality of life for patients.
LifePod gives not only efficient and qualitative decision making for healthcare providers but also data generated for research purposes.
1) Source: IBM
LifePod. Evolving healthcare, everywhere.