EU-Startups, one of the leading startup publications in Europe released a list of 10 health startups “that could change the health sector forever”. Companies all over the EU, from Sweden, Germany, and the United Kingdom, to name a few, were profiled. The startups were being touted for their potential to reshape the way healthcare has been approached. Startups such as Lifesum, YAS.life, and OurPath have taken the lead in prevention and management services. All three leaders provide a combination of tracking technology, analytics, and elements of behaviour change techniques embedded in their apps.
Going ‘the last mile’ on OurPath
In addition to the above, OurPath goes ‘the last mile’ for people using the platform insofar that people using OurPath are assigned their very own Health Coach (registered dietitian or nutritionist), and are placed into a WhatsApp-style chat group with other people on OurPath who are similar to them. By providing people with a digital environment where they take steps to lifestyle and behavioural change, the belief is that the weight loss results that people achieve with OurPath is sustainable for the long term. Catch up with OurPath’s publication in the Future Healthcare Journal of the Royal College of Physicians.
Between the technology and live-person support – OurPath is the holistic middle-ground for people who benefit from being mindful of their activity and their diet, but also from being motivated by friends, family, loved ones, and a health professional.
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OurPath and the NHS
Already, since its initial launch, OurPath has not only grown into the consumer market in the United Kingdom and Ireland – but it has been selected to be a part of the NHS National Diabetes Prevention Programme (as one of five digital health providers) to provide services in select health economies across the whole of the UK. OurPath is currently live with the NHS across Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire (Healthier Together), Humber, Coast, and Vale STP, and Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK STP). OurPath has also teamed up with Solent Diabetes Association in Portsmouth to provide services for patients at risk for and living with type 2 diabetes. Listen to Jazz’s story here.
Learn more at ourpath.co.uk.