Vision & Mission
Early diagnosis and prevention, we need to be there earlier!
Our current health care system is mainly inspired by disease. We only go to the doctor with complaints. However, symptoms occurred very late in the natural history of disease processes and are therefore often (too) late departure point for effective therapy. There is often then already involved non-recoverable organ damage, such as after a heart attack or stroke, or metastasis, such as in cancer. Also, the diagnosis of diabetes or a depression means before the end of a long-term process, then the onset of a disease. This method involves complexing, lengthy and therefore expensive, chronic treatments along with it.
The medical advances in recent years has gone very quickly. Also, there is increasing awareness about hereditary and non-hereditary (risk) factors. This creates increased opportunities for personal and prevention to detect disease processes at an early stage. Early diagnosis, however, is only useful if it also makes it more effective treatment possible without medicalized society. Everyone annually "by the scan is not only financially priceless, but also medically undesirable. It is the challenge of the knowledge available in an accessible, responsible - and (cost) effective way to make available to the individual.
NIPED, in collaboration with a scientific council consisting of (inter) national experts, developed an integrated approach to personal prevention involving a personal risk profile is drawn up. This approach does not address specific diseases but to all relevant aspects of health. A personal health account gives participants access to advanced expert system.
This concept provides a NIPED laagdremplige mass and individually responsible, demedicaliserende approach. The individual is stimulated to take more responsibility for a healthier lifestyle.
Something needs to be done
Western health care is under great pressure. We are indeed older but longer life in relative unhealthiness. The number of people with chronic conditions increases enormously. This keeps the cost of health care rising exponentially. Healthcare is therefore under increasing pressure, while the peak of aging is yet to come.
From diseasecare to healthcare
The current organizational model of care is priceless. This is mainly due to the annual increase in health care costs due to the aging population and increasing life expectancy. More and more people have many and costly care. Moreover, demographic aging will cause less care staff are available. In addition, changes the role and the needs of the patients. They want to be more and more actively involved in their own health and wellbeing. They do not want to be kept ignorant and want (and can) always have often largely self-directed. They are increasingly using the Internet, social networking and mobile technology to enhance their self-reliance.
If the current policy continues unchanged, the cost of health care will be the next fifteen years to rise to more than 100 billion euros (Dutch situation). 2040 will go up an average income for nearly half the collective costs of care. A paradigm shift is required!
These developments call for innovative solutions in healthcare. E-health is a typical example: the use of technology to support health and well-being and innovate healthcare. The citizen has an important role. Intelligent E-Health systems allow citizens and thus self care 'unburden'.