Following on from a successful National Healthcare Conference, more good news for Full Health Medical
Full Health Medical are very pleased to announce the exciting news that we have been selected to be part of the national Health Innovation Hub (HIH) for 2014. The HIH is a Government driven collaboration between the Irish health system and commercial enterprises which will lead to the commercialisation of new healthcare technologies emerging from within the health system and/or firms. The HIH will enable Full Health Medical to further develop its services to the healthcare sector both nationally and internationally. Paul McCarthy, CEO of Full Health, explained “We are delighted. It has always been part of our vision to help create a joined-up healthcare system. Working with wider healthcare sector stakeholders, as represented by the HIH, will help to make this vision a reality”.
Full Health Medical is a preventative health management and reporting solution that improves how medical test results are communicated to patients. The company was founded by Paul McCarthy and his wife Dr. Ann Shortt who has worked as an Emergency Medicine Doctor in Australia, the UK and presently in Ireland. Dr. Shortt explained “The majority of the serious illness that we see in A&E could be prevented if people had the tools and clear communication to understand their own health. In medicine, one of the biggest challenges is the time it takes to provide clear communication to the patient and not the need for another piece of expensive diagnostic equipment.”
The Full Health technology has the ability to automatically interpret numerical medical tests. Powered by sophisticated algorithms, this interpretation is achieved by combining medical test results with the patient’s responses to their personal, family history and lifestyle questionnaires. The output from this integrated process is an easy-to-read report for the patient – that can be quickly approved by doctors. These reports provide self-management techniques, which promote behaviour change. As a person’s health is now explained to them in real terms, they can tackle potential issues with diet and lifestyle changes rather than waiting until medication is needed. The technology in Full Health has been developed by a team of medical specialists, consultants and technologists.
There is also a major population health management component to Full Health as all of the data is collected in a uniform way. It’s clearly working, as 70,000 test results have been provided to date. Although most people using Full Health receive it through employee-based health programs, Full Health now want this extended as a standard for every person in the state and across the world.