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Revolutionizing Health Care at Home

Niels Van Namen's Talk on Health Care Visualizes the Future

— September 26, 2018 — Keynote Trends
Niels van Namen has 20 years of experience in the field of health care and life science which is evident during his informed TED talk on health care. The speaker focuses on the reasons behind people's neglect in visitng hospitals. The audience becomes painfully aware that one cause is the lack of convenience and the other — the accumulations of costs from treatment and unnecessary health care stays.

On one hand, facilities are often set in inconvenient locations that are especially hard to reach for individuals who don't own a car, people with disabilities or the elderly. On the other hand, statistics show that 64% of Americans avoid going to the doctors due to unaffordability. Niels van Namen aims to fix the hospital system through cutting unnecessary and costly features of the healthcare experience and reimagining the hospital system altogether.

In his talk on health care, the professional speaks of the possibility and the comfort of moving from the hospital bed to the one at home. His claim is supported by research as 46% of care can, specifically of chronic injuries, be conducted at the patient's home. This is not only beneficial to the individual but also to the entire system as it allows "hospitals [to] reduce to smaller, agile and mobile care centers focused on acute care."

In fact, global home care has seen a rise in recent years. Niels van Namen highlights its benefits through examples from the Netherlands and Denmark, where cancer clinics are delivering chemotherapies at homes. This transition is extremely beneficial to the individual's psyche and it may have the potentiality of helping survival rates through the reduction of stress, anxiety, and depression.

Not only is home health care cheaper, but it is also globally more accessible. With developments in technology and science — from at-home diagnostic tests to connected smart devices like pacemakers and insulin pumps, Niels van Namen concludes his talk on health care with an extremely positive outlook for the future.
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