Consistently I find that patients have had various scans and tests including x-rays, CT scans, MRI’s, blood tests, nutritional testing and other functional health tests but these tests are not stored in one place, collated, filed or related to each other.
In addition, the findings from these tests are often one; not correlated and two; not incorporated into the health and exercise program of these patients.
With health tech and new exercise approaches abundant I also often see that patients approach to their health and fitness is not optimised, developed or modernised as regularly as it should be. This is particularly relevant when we consider changes that may happen in patient’s lives, bodies and logistics, and the dynamic development of the health and exercise industry.
Unfortunately, when patients go to appointments within private health, all too often the consultant does not have the history of the patient or is not fully prepared. If the patient has their ‘health file’ wherever they go this will optimise their appointment time and effectiveness.
Often patients have ongoing issues that they are living with, but no-one is keeping an eye on improvement in care and research around new ways to manage these issues. (i.e. ongoing migraine or cardiac abnormalities).