Why Healthcare Needs to Change: Healthdom

The healthcare system in the US is broken. Despite having some of the best doctors, surgeons, and treatments in the world, vast groups of society suffer from easily preventable diseases and rely on emergency care, which often leads to high costs and personal bankruptcy. We have a significant debate on who is responsible for paying […]

Date: 10/09/2019

Why Healthcare Needs to Change: Healthdom

The healthcare system in the US is broken. Despite having some of the best doctors, surgeons, and treatments in the world, vast groups of society suffer from easily preventable diseases and rely on emergency care, which often leads to high costs and personal bankruptcy. We have a significant debate on who is responsible for paying for healthcare, the role of insurance and more. That debate will rage on for a while. But in the meantime, we should try to fix as much as we can with resources available today. 

The US healthcare system doesn’t work when it comes to getting the right care at the right time. And we all feed into this cycle of reactive sick care – so we’re to blame, too. The system is too complicated and inconvenient and has grown into a convoluted behemoth with so many processes, procedures, acronyms, and jargon phrases that it’s almost impossible to navigate successfully, and it’s not remotely user-friendly. When we’re concerned about our health or experiencing ill health, we need simple, straightforward advice. Better yet – we should be proactively taking steps to make sure we don’t get sick to begin with. 

At Healthdom, we’re trying to change this outmoded system by putting you in control of your health with our healthcare app. Our mission is to enable you to use the latest technology to take control, make healthier choices, and help you practice your own preventative healthcare. 

Think about it: realistically, very few people really care about your long-term health. And this is because the system has this intrinsic misalignment of incentives. The key to good healthcare is preventative care, but the majority of the major players, such as Big Pharma, don’t want you well – that doesn’t make them any money. They need you to stay in a state of constant illness – not so ill that you risk death, of course, but ill enough to keep them in business. 

It’s not just the incorrectly incentivized system that’s the problem, it’s us, too. Many of us are afraid of getting medical help in the early phases of ill health. There are a few reasons for this:

  • We are afraid of what the doctor might diagnose
  • We are afraid of the potentially astronomical costs.
  • I have something that I find embarrassing to talk about
  • Prices for services are high and lack transparency
    • – Often, patients like me have no idea what the final cost of the procedure will be up front. Hence the urgent care sector continues to experience huge growth. Urgent care provides price transparency and almost immediate care for people who just can’t wait any longer to get help.

Whatever the reason, the outcome is the same–we wait as long as possible before seeking appropriate medical care, often causing ourselves irreversible damage and landing us with higher medical bills than we would have received if we’d sought treatment early. 

There’s also an unhealthy obsession with legal risk management – “legal gangrene” – that is eating the system from the inside. Healthcare professionals spend approximately a quarter of their time dealing with excessive documentation, taking time away from hands-on patient care to protect themselves against legal liability in case something goes wrong. This reduces the availability of services and increases the prices of services. 

Me, you, and the healthcare system are all stuck in the past. We’re still in this absurd habit of reactivity when it comes to our health, and that’s what the healthcare system is set up to accommodate. But this is craziness. Prevention should always be at the forefront of our minds when it comes to our mental and physical health. We all want to live long, healthy lives. We don’t want to be hampered by chronic diseases, pain, and other preventable conditions – and we don’t want to die prematurely – but that’s exactly what happens when we only engage in reactive sickcare rather than preventative healthcare.

Me, you, and the healthcare system are all stuck in the past. We’re still in this absurd habit of reactivity when it comes to our health, and that’s what the healthcare system is set up to accommodate. But this is craziness. Prevention should always be at the forefront of our minds when it comes to our mental and physical health. We all want to live long, healthy lives. We don’t want to be hampered by chronic diseases, pain, and other preventable conditions – and we don’t want to die prematurely – but that’s exactly what happens when we only engage in reactive sickcare rather than preventative healthcare.

Here's How We're Solving These Issues

Heathdom makes healthcare simple and convenient. Our healthcare app uses our proprietary algorithms to turn the latest medical research into personalized guidelines for you, based on the data you’ve input into the app about you. This saves you a huge amount of time because you don’t need to spend countless hours studying tomes of medical literature and scientific papers to get an idea of what’s right for you. Our healthcare app does it all for you in just a few clicks. And it doesn’t just end there. We help you throughout your health journey, helping you book the necessary diagnostics, check eligibility, and more, right from our website.

Finally, we keep things simple. We don’t try to confound you with cryptic medical jargon and acronyms, we talk to you like a real person in clear, simple terms. And, for those who want to dig deeper and learn more, we provide in-depth information and links to reputable literature for further reading. With Healthdom, you’ll stop just reacting to health crises. Instead, we’ll help you move from reactive to preventive healthcare. Our healthcare app makes taking care of yourself easy – we provide preventative guidelines, helping you avoid preventable diseases and experience fewer medical emergencies and grave health conditions. We help you improve your general health and help you get the right treatment as early as possible if you do need medical intervention.

Here at Healthdom, we believe that when taking care of ourselves is made easy and the price is clear, well help ourselves by engaging in preventative health choices, which will ultimately reduce cost and burden on the healthcare system. Our healthcare app is the “mission control center” for our health needs and makes use of gamification to encourage us to take an active, engaged role in our health management. The more engaged and focused we are, the more determined we’ll become to keep ourselves in the best possible health, and Healthdom will be with you every step of the way. 

So what are you waiting for? Join the wait list now to get updates and early access to this extraordinary healthcare app.