“Prevention is better than cure.” That find already doctor Servaas Bingé and IT Jelle Van De Velde. “If there is something wrong with my car, is there a warning light on my dashboard”, explains Jelle. “If something goes wrong with my body, I notice that only when it was already too late. With emma.health we want the dashboard of the human body.”
Emma.health is simply a website where you can go surfing. It's not an app so, to be accessible to everyone and because it is not a light-hearted, but a serious matter. “You fill in your personal details, and then emma.health in conversation with you. There are questions that a doctor would allow. Only has one doctor there at a standard business no time for. Emma.health keeps you quickly for 20 minutes, to measure your lifestyle and your family history. After that in-depth questionnaire, you get a risk-analysis, which shows you what chance you walk on chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Emma.health also gives advice about what you should do, in certain studies, or adjust your lifestyle. The result is also directly to your doctor forwarded.
“The biggest bite out of the health budget today goes to chronic diseases,” says Bingé. “While at least a part thereof can be avoided if you timely intervene. We'd like to do with emma.health, the focus on prevention instead of cure.” After the summer, are also results of blood tests to emma.health linked, to make the results even more accurate.
Emma stands to EMpower people through Medical Authonomy. The system has been in existence since 2018, but was when only accessible to companies. Now emma.health the hands in each other has struck with Partena health insurance fund, it is also offered to the public at large. That emma.health is more than just another app or a free online test there can be no doubt: the platform is registered as a certified CE class 1 medical device.
“The power of emma.health is that it is a combination of computer efficiency and humanity, as a personal opinion of a real doctor remains crucial,” says Bingé. “Emma.health represents your personal health planning: when should you be screened on a particular cancer? It makes sense to let blood go? You can do something or change something to your lifestyle to reduce the risks within an organisation? Thus, it is intended that you your health, together with your general practitioner, self into your hands.”
those Who register between 25 april and 25 June at www.emma.health, the online platform one year of free use.