Over the past century, there have been tremendous advances in healthcare technologies: in medical science, in the education and practices of healthcare professionals, and in efforts devoted to public health. These advances have led to a huge improvement in the overall health of society, enabling people to live much longer and to avoid and survive diseases and accidents that would have been deadly in the past. Because of these reductions in the impact of catastrophic events beyond our control, people’s health is now much more a function of their own daily, ongoing decisions and activities. Their state of health is much more dependent on their ability to take care of themselves and the actions that they take in their daily lives. Yet, people are struggling with their efforts and clearly need help. For the next great improvement in health what is needed is a tremendous advance in self-care technologies.
Zume Life’s vision is to empower and motivate individuals to become fully and effectively engaged in managing their own health. It is our experience that most people are genuinely interested in being in the best possible health and that a supportive, positive and motivating environment combined with convenient and effective tools can significantly improve self-care efforts. Additionally, we believe that healthcare professionals can more effectively assist them if they have a better picture of their patients’ day-to-day health and if their patients have the tools to better implement and adhere to the prescribed regimen.