Providing high-quality, customised healthcare to patients in the UK is sadly not always a possibility. The demand for specialists far outweighs the supply, and the cost of their service outweighs most patients’ budgets. In the case of our community healthcare service client Fluid Motion, there simply weren’t enough quality physiotherapists and osteopaths to go around. With musculoskeletal conditions making up around 2 to 3 out of every 5 GP appointments in the UK, this is hardly surprising.
There is, however, enough knowledge to go around. By encoding the expertise of health specialists in a Rainbird knowledge map, patients can have access to tailored treatment plans in a process that would previously have been too expensive and time consuming to be offered at scale.These are developments that can empower patients who so often feel disempowered by their difficulty in finding and affording the treatment that is right for them. With Rainbird able to automate tailored rehabilitation plans via a simple tablet interface, patients can change their lives at the touch of a button.
In the midst of an expanding and ageing population, healthcare in the UK is in dire need of innovation. A recent report by The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) suggested that AI and automation technologies could save the NHS £12.5bn – 10% of its annual operational expenses.
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Tailored Physiotherapy Programme
Tailored Rehabilitation Programme – Fluid Motion