The story of Lifemesh is rooted in an experience that many of us have or will experience in our lifetime. After moving 3,000 miles away from aging parents, they developed challenging health needs, and the difficult realities of coping with this across the vast geography began to materialize. It is a story perhaps not unlike many others, but one that had no easy and immediate solution. This personal experience served to spotlight a wide range of challenges faced by the aging and elderly and fueled a desire to participate in the wellness of others.
10,000 members of the US population turning 65 every day. There is a growing need for a framework that can assist in the management of health and wellness of the aging population.
Technology is advancing our awareness of our health and fitness, but all too often this technology is disconnected and suitable for a single purpose.
Community is very important to the wellbeing of the elderly, but all too often family, friends, and the broader community are disconnected from the individual.
Today, much of our health data is siloed. This information exists across one or many healthcare providers and insurance plans. Obtaining a picture of our overall health and wellness remains challenging.
The Fabric of Health + Wellness
Lifemesh provides the overall fabric for health and wellness by weaving together the threads of health records, technology, and community. Together, this creates a framework which enables the discovery of patterns that can predict health-related challenges. By doing so, caregivers and members of the social network can intervene sooner and minimize these challenges. Furthermore, through early intervention, a wide range of benefits occur, including fewer doctor or hospital visits, better quality of life both physically and mentally, and overall longevity.
Lifemesh combines the electronic health record (EHR) and real-time data from medical and fitness-related devices such as smartwatches. This creates a much broader view of the individual’s health. The combined data allows Lifemesh’s analytics platform, to test medical hypotheses. Unique models identify correlation and causation models which assist in predicting various medical conditions.
Lifemesh further connects individuals and their families together in a way that better allows them to motivate each other towards achieving their health goals.