Building a Positive Health Human Future with Technology


By enabling patients to take control over some aspects of their healthcare, self-service technology can help healthcare organizations give patients a technology experience they expect, which can increase patient satisfaction scores and allow a more enjoyable, convenient experience.


What do we mean by self-care?

A self-care plan can help you enhance your health and wellbeing, manage your stress! WHO defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider”.

Aspects of self-care

Self-care is a personal matter. Everyone’s approach will be different. It relates to what you do at work and outside of work to look after your holistic wellbeing so that you can meet your personal and professional commitments. Below are the different aspects to self-care and example strategies that other people have found useful

Wellness Checkup

Getting check-ups is one of many things you can do to help stay healthy and prevent disease and disability.

Do you remember the last time you went to see a physical health practitioner? What caused that trip to the doctor? Were you suffering from an especially bad case of flu, or was the situation more serious? Whatever the case was, one thing is certain - for more than half of you, it was not a simple wellness exam.

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. Which exams and screenings you need depends on your age, health and family history, and lifestyle choices such as what you eat, how active you are, and whether you smoke.

When your health problems are being detected early on, this means that you can take the cheaper way out - prevention. Taking precautionary measures when you are at risk of developing deadly diseases does not only spare you a whole lot of pain and suffering but also weighs easier on the pocket.

During your routine checkup, you may want to see if the doctor can perform the following:

  • Blood pressure test

  • Cancer screenings

  • HIV screening

  • STD screening

  • Cholesterol check

  • Respiration rate reading

  • Heart rate reading

Your checkup is also the ideal time to ask a medical professional about things you have been worried about but did not necessarily require a trip to the doctor’s office.