Personalized medicine (Integrated healthcare services)
Personalized medicine, also referred to as precision medicine, is an emerging field in medicine that uses advanced diagnostic tools to identify genetic markers (specific biological markers) to determine which medical treatment and therapy will best suit for every individual patient. By using this genetic information of an individual through his or her medical records, personalized medicine allows doctors to develop a specific prevention and treatment plan for every individual.
As discussed in our previous blogs, Texas Medical Concierge located at ITC Maurya, New Delhi has introduced personalized medicine plan which covers in a 3-step approach.
The plan includes following three steps:
- Medical history & lifestyle evaluation
- Pathology & radiology investigations
- Integrated health consultancy report
The first two approaches are already discussed in detail in our previous blogs. This blog will mainly highlight on how integrated healthcare services can help in the treatment of patients.
Integrated healthcare services
Integrated healthcare also known as interdisciplinary healthcare, is an approach which is characterized by a high degree of collaboration and communication among various healthcare professionals. This approach is unique as this requires sharing of information among the healthcare professionals related to patient care which helps in development of a comprehensive treatment plan. Integrated healthcare service addresses biological, psychological and also occupational-related problems of the patient that helps in the treatment of particular disease.
How integrated services works?
Integrated healthcare services include multiple treatment procedures to benefit patients to overcome their health-related problems across their lifespan. These include: primary care, specialized medical care (such as rehabilitation units, surgical centers, cardiology center, etc.), community-based healthcare services and social services.
Integrated healthcare services starts with a good primary healthcare followed by comprehensive healthcare services that are well coordinated with proper communications among healthcare providers. The most essential part of integrated healthcare delivery is a high-performing primary care who can manage to give seamless, well-coordinated delivery and serve high quality care. Therefore, the main goal of having integrated services is to ensure optimal care and avoid errors that can results from the overuse, underuse or misuse of diagnostic tests, procedures or prescribed medications.
Integrated healthcare services at Texas Medical Concierge
The purpose of having a personalized integrated healthcare consultancy at Texas Medical Concierge is to make required alterations or additions to patient’s current lifestyle to avoid medical conditions which are preventable and curable. The Texas Medical Concierge’s integrated health consultancy report will serve this purpose by following these guidelines:
- Outline your health goals
- Isolate risk factors
- Educate about exiting medical conditions
- Suggest interventions based on the reports
- Interpret the results
Integrated healthcare services at Texas Medical Concierge also include complementary therapies like yoga, allergy screening, naturopathy and hypnotherapy (as shown in the figure below).
It is seen that the coordinated care, which integrates primary healthcare provider, psychologists, and other doctors and specialists has found to improve the overall quality of healthcare, by providing proper treatment therapies and most importantly reducing the unnecessary use of unwanted medicines.