Bright Health is hoping to give patients the information they need to make informed health decisions in a world that increasingly relies on digital tools to make health decisions.
Key points: Bright Health wants to give doctors and other health professionals the information to make healthy decisions based on a patient’s profileThe service aims to provide information on people with health conditions to people who are looking for itThe service is set to roll out across Australia within the next yearThe service will allow doctors to access information from other health care professionals, such as a doctor’s history, to make better decisions on how to help people.
Bright Health, based in the Melbourne suburb of North Melbourne, has developed the app to help healthcare professionals make informed decisions about patients’ health.
Patients can upload their medical records to Bright Health, which will then make recommendations based on the information.
Dr Sarah Fennell, the CEO of Bright Health told the ABC the service was developed to help health professionals make better health decisions based off the patients data.
“We’re not a health system in the way you would normally think, we’re a data management system, we provide health information to the medical profession,” she said.
“That’s why we’re trying to get this information to medical practitioners, but also to health professionals who might have a very different perspective.”
So they can make decisions based around their own medical history and personal experience.
“Ms Fennells said she believed Bright Health would be able to provide a valuable service to health practitioners.”
The health professionals are the people that are going to be able get the best information from patients,” she told the Nine Network’s Sunrise program.”
Because of the nature of the information that’s available from them, they are also able to make decisions on what treatments to give to people.
“This app allows them to do that, it gives them a little bit of insight into what their patients experience.”‘
No excuses’Bright Health is a collaborative research and development group that has previously developed the MyHealth Record service, which was used by doctors to provide accurate health records to the public.
In recent months, Bright Health has rolled out a number of different initiatives, including a smartphone app for healthcare professionals.
Bright said it was a “significant leap forward” in providing information to health care providers in the digital age, with the app currently available in more than 30 countries and covering about 100 million people.
The service currently covers about 200,000 Australians, including people aged between 25 and 49.
Dr Fennel said she expected the service would be rolled out across the country within the coming months.
“I don’t see why you can’t have a smartphone application, or whatever the technology is, to access that information and make the right decision,” she explained.
“In a very real sense, it’s a no excuses kind of service.”
Topics:health,health-administration,healthcare-facilities,research,health,australiaFirst posted November 01, 2018 11:00:38More stories from Victoria