Dr. Judith Paayas, Dr. Hernando Delizo
Incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has significantly overtaken infectious diseases as cause of morbidity and mortality nationally and globally. Diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, cancer, anemia have become too prevalent that more often than not, expenses for management of full blown diseases have caused financial disaster to many families.
The race to gain the first million in one’s life, disproportionately neglect the need to gain or maintain health. To a lot of us, “Health is wealth” has become an empty slogan. It is interesting to note that the results of most recent 2018 Food and Nutrition Survey conducted by Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Council showed very high incidence of obesity, the foremost background for development and risk for diabetes, hypertension, cancer, fatty liver and heart diseases. Even more interesting is that rich and poor have significant risks and/or incidence for same illnesses.
Thus, AimHealth (Artificial Intelligence Mobile Health Systems), which is a focused platform, identifies risks and helps provide the person or the company/institution a management system for prevention and treatment of obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and heart diseases. It is available at Clinica Manila, subscribed thru HBD Partners Group. This is a definitive move by Clinica Manila to help curb the devastating complications and attending financial and economic impact to the family and community it serves.
The following information and personalized management/engagement points are provided:
• Permanent basic client information
• Vital status: blood pressure (BP), peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SpO2), temperature, weight, height
• Metabolic parameters
• Basic and standard: Blood sugar, total cholesterol, HDL, triglycerides; urine chemistry, Hgb
• Optional: 12 lead ECG, HgbAic, spirometry
• Risk assessment
o Heart disease
• Personal dashboard for monitoring and intervention: (a) Dietary (b) Activities (c) Medications
• MD dashboard identified and enrolled by the client
• Corporate/institutional dashboard for summary reports
Data, secured through the highest level of data privacy protection protocols are collected by a professional healthcare advocate trained and licensed to use the system utilizing IoT Medical devices. Nutrition information and dietary prescriptions developed using the DOSTFNRI system designed for the Filipino clients. Thus, Clinica Manila declared a frontal no nonsense approach to address the identified NCDs with an inspired #ClinicaManilaEmbracing4.0.