Precision Health

How precision health is helping people unlock their full potential.

At Edison, we believe that we live in a world of limitless possibility – but the way that healthcare currently works doesn’t allow us to take full advantage of that possibility.

You see, today’s healthcare is reactive – a literal ‘ambulance at the bottom of the cliff’. Healthcare providers only help when something’s already gone wrong, and focus on treating, not preventing – leaving you dealing with the consequences of unplanned health issues.

At Edison, we believe in a whole body approach to healthcare that looks ahead. An approach that is designed around you to enhance and extend life.
An approach that transforms your everyday health and wellbeing and gives you the gift of great health – and a great life. That approach is precision health.

But what is precision health – and how is it having such an impact?

Precision health in a nutshell

Unlike traditional medical treatments, which have generally been designed with the average patient in mind, precision health recognises that each person is unique – and that their healthcare should be too.

It utilises the most advanced technology available to provide insights into the body and mind that have never before been possible – and uses those insights to create targeted, proactive treatments and health plans.

We do a deep dive risk analysis
That incorporates extensive clinical evaluation, genetic profile analysis, and biometric testing – and use the results to develop outcome-centric, tailored protocols for each individual to follow. Adherence to this individualised, precision health plan will enable optimised health, performance, and longevity.

Why an all-encompassing approach is key
Perhaps the most important aspect of precision health is that it’s holistic – it covers every aspect of the mind and body.

Let’s take a CEO of an insurance company as an example. Say he has genetic testing done and is given the perfect healthcare plan for his genetic health. However, what isn’t taken into account is that his position is immensely stressful and he doesn’t have the time to start exercising two hours a day, or the energy to completely change his diet. By taking into account other factors – mental health, his environment, his current challenges – we’re able to create a practical plan that doesn’t create anxiety or stress; something that’s personalised on every level.

Gathering genetic, biomarker, biometric, and clinical insights and combining them is what makes precision health so powerful. Each of these markers is valuable, but in silo they are each limited in what they can help us do. Together, they enable us to understand a person holistically, looking at not just their current health, but also their history – and their future.

The future of precision healthcare
Just seven years ago, it cost $2.7 million to sequence the whole genome process for an individual. Today, we’re able to do it for around a thousand dollars – the first company in NZ to do full genome sequencing.

However, that’s just one example of technology becoming increasingly accessible. What this technology gives us is the ability to stop guessing – and start making decisions based on real data. Genetic testing, wearable biotechnology, and other health-focused technologies are continuing to move ahead in leaps and bounds – and the possibilities for what they’ll enable us to achieve are endless.

We look forward to a world in which every person is able to transform their health – but you could already be on your way. Get in touch to discuss how to unlock your full potential through precision health.

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