Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.

Shocking article in Forbes about the paradigm change in attention in what is known as “patient-centered care model”.

Of course, The Death of the Patient: Moving from ‘Healthcare’ to ‘Health’ and ‘Patient’ to ‘Person’  is one of those readings that make us thinking.

Source: Dennis Robbins, Ph.D, M.P.H.
Here a small overview:

“As patients, we are passive, vulnerable, servile and are in the background, creating a huge disadvantage to the person. For these reasons, it is essential to change “patient” by “person. Just as people can generate change.”

And as such, empowerment is necessary and that’s where technology can be very useful. For sample, I leave the recent interview to Chema Cepeda in the blog Open Innovation and co-creation in Health of Carlos Bezos.

“Now, are we willing to integrate this into our daily clinical practice?. All depends on: the person, doctors, community and system play a key role in the State’s health and welfare. “And so, educate on prevention for health seems a determining factor.”

“Really we are talking about a different health and medicine model. No longer disease only, but also welfare and promote health and maintaining health behaviours. These changes would reduce the economic costs associated with the lifestyle-related diseases, and depend on each one of us.”

As Hippocrates said, we should recover the notion of what it means to be healthy. It seems necessary to recover the history of the person, the biography, to treat every condition.

Happy Thursday,