One in four Australian adults over the age of 25 years either have diabetes or have impaired glucose metabolism. Currently, there is no cure in sight.
In order to reduce the risk of developing additional complications, Victorians living with diabetes can use the Company’s Lifecard Personal Health Record to help them monitor key indicators and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The initial partnership was launched at the Diabetes Expo in July 2019 where Lifecard was showcased to conference attendees.
Through the next 12 months, Lifecard registrations have grown organically with direct registrations increasing from approx. 1,000 to more than 25,000.
Lifecard is integrated with the Company’s ReferralNet Secure Messaging platform enabling subscribers to receive their health and medical information directly into their Personal Health Record in machine and human-readable formats from their healthcare providers, through industry-standard Secure Messaging platforms such as ReferralNet and Telstra Health’s Argus Connect.
Subscribers of Lifecard have total control of their records and can choose to share some or all of their personal health information with nominated healthcare providers, carers, coaches and family members.
Given the migrant community in Australia, Lifecard is also multi-lingual with Bahasa, Thai and Vietnamese versions available today in addition to English. More languages will be implemented as market demand dictates.
Global Health Managing Director Mathew Cherian, said:
“Lifecard is a longitudinal health record for recording and tracking a person’s medical conditions, treatments, medications, measurements and vital signs from conception through to old age. The utility of the platform changes as a person moves through various life stages across infancy, adolescence, adulthood and senior living.
The largest market for Lifecard is for people living with lifelong conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and mental illness. The goal is to connect the healthcare system and empower consumers to work in tandem with their healthcare specialists to boost compliance with prescribed care plans.
It is a significant validation to be in partnership with an organisation like Diabetes Victoria who share our belief and vision that giving people control of their health record through Lifecard creates an invaluable tool for managing diabetes and encouraging a healthy lifestyle, and helps people better manage their condition through pro-active engagement.”
“We are looking forward to working with the diabetes community to implement additional features that will help improve the lives of people living with lifelong conditions.”
The current development roadmap for Lifecard is targeted at integration with wearables and remote monitoring devices to augment data from the individual’s care team within their Lifecard record. This will enable Lifecard users to share a more complete view of their health and trends with their healthcare team.
The Company is also working on enabling Lifecard subscribers to view their data stored in the Government’s My Health Record from the app.
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