In Ecosystem World, technology and information drive the delivery of healthcare. Patients themselves are
responsible for monitoring their own health data.
John was conducting his six-monthly review of his family’s wellness. He called up the data on his watch, looking at the overall scores in physical, social and cognitive wellbeing. It was two months since the whole family had their genome analysis completed. During the last analysis, the app had suggested that John had a higher than normal risk of dementia and that Sarah, his wife, was at risk of breast cancer in her fifties.
He wanted to refresh his health analysis now that he had significantly decreased his weekly alcohol consumption. Happily, he noticed that his overall risk of dementia had reduced. This was partly due to his behaviour change, but it also reflected that the data sample set was growing, giving a more accurate picture.
Sarah had initially been resistant to wearing the special sensing fabrics that monitor changes in heat distribution, indicating possible change in her tissues. However, she felt reassured once she got used to it. Now she had started to communicate with fellow wearers.
John's son Jake was getting a lot fitter now, tracking his personal bests and unlocking Xbox time credits in the process. He was so motivated by getting his virtual team to the top of the FIFA30 league that he hadn’t noticed that he was becoming extremely fit in the real world.
John checked the monthly payments on his wellness account and was pleased to see that they had reduced as the family’s overall health had improved.