LK 102Patient designed, directed, and controlled health care
The only way to get to a future where health care is what it could and should be, is to actually design and build the system.
Many are making wonderful widgets — but to little avail. They have no way to be part of a functioning system. Health care “system“ is a misnomer. Health care today in America is a “non-system”. It is a conglomeration of competing, independent, archaic systems that serve themselves and continue their own existence at the expense of patients and progress.
It is time to design and build a real “system” that actually works, and truly serves patients. It is like designing and building a space ship. We need a blueprint and very specific parts and functions. Some existing parts can be repurposed, some need to be purposefully built (like a patient advocacy organization). As we build, the pieces need to sync and make the whole system work.
But how do we get there? When you want a system to work for many different players, you develop a consortium — like is done in the tech world for things like USB, so it works on everyone’s machines for many different purposes. It will require a major team effort for a common mission.
Dr. Braman has spent many years developing the professional field of “lifestyle medicine” — ‘treating the cause’ of the majority of disease instead of just the symptoms. This big missing piece that science says is 75%+ of disease is now on the playing field. It is time to design and build the system. Join us and be part of creating health care for the future.
Played the lead role in building a new medical specialty area: Lifestyle Medicine (lifestylemedicine.org). It is now established and on the playing field. The next major missing element for building the future, rational, functional healthcare system is patient-designed and governed healthcare. We are building this element now.
Then is it a matter of designing the integration and functionalities for a comprehensive system that revolves around the patient and what is best for the patient.