By chance Barry Nguyen, (a serial technology entrepreneur and physiotherapist) and Dr Khurram Akhter (a health technology enthusiast and family physician) started work in a GP surgery in Melbourne, Australia, in 2015.
Conversations over the coffee machine about how to best help patients developed into deep discussions of how we can really make a difference to people’s lives.
Both had noticed that healthcare was changing. Patients used the internet to learn about their problems. Dr Google was becoming the first port of call for anyone with a health worry, to learn about or to treat their problem. Wearable technology was being used by more people to monitor their health. Online services were being developed that gave access to health professionals. Technology was starting to affect the way people looked after their health.
Both Barry and Khurram researched these changes in more detail and what became apparent was that there is a health technology revolution taking place. Take it from us, the way you think about your health and the way you access care for your health is going to look totally different in the next 5 years.
What We Have Done For You
We spent hours searching the web for products that could help with your health. Products that help with asthma or diabetes, or just help you lose weight. What we found was that this health technology revolution is a disorganised mess of information websites, new technology products and online services.
If it took us, people who have training in healthcare, so long to identify which technology will improve your health, how long would it take someone who has no training at all?
It was from this that HealthAide was born.
We created a site where we organised the health technology revolution, so you can search what is available according to what you want to achieve.
Where can you learn about your back pain?
Which wearable will help track your running?
Which online service will help improve your mood?
We see healthcare becoming very much centred on the person needing care. You will be able to see a doctor where and when you need to.
You will have the tools to allow your doctor to examine you when you are sat at home and they are in a clinic on the other side of town. We see that your wearable activity tracker will become part of you rather than something you wear so that your health is monitored 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
If a problem starts to develop, you will know quickly so you can act before it is too late.
This is not science fiction, this will very soon become a reality. We aim to be at the cutting edge of this reality so you will know where to look to find information about whatever health issue is concerning you.
Our Pledge To You
In our search to do the best for our patients, we have created HealthAide and we would like you to join us along the journey as technology completely changes healthcare.
Just like you should know when a revolutionary drug becomes available that could change your life, you should also know if a revolutionary piece of technology can do the same.
Let us be your guide in the chaos of health technology, so that you are the healthiest that you can be.
Let us do our best for you, as we do for our own patients.
Embrace the changes that will make a difference.
Redefine your health.
Redefine your age.
Welcome to HealthAide.
Dr Khurram Akhter
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