Media Release

Healthcare technology lands in Australia to help fight preventable chronic disease

Amplar Health is part of the Medibank group. This media release was originally posted on the Medibank website. This is an excerpt only and the full release can be viewed here.

In an Australian first for preventative health, Amplar Health has partnered with Amwell, a leader in healthcare technology, to support the delivery of its prevention programs at scale in Australia, fast tracking digital health solutions to support more Australians at risk of chronic disease.

Group Lead Amplar Health, Robert Read said that the prevalence of preventable chronic disease continues to rise and costs the Australian healthcare system billions.

“The top 10 chronic conditions in Australia contributed to 89% of deaths in 2021, and 66% of the total burden of disease,” he said.

“We need a range of solutions to improve the health of Australians. Tools that provide information in a digestible and timely way can improve health literacy and health outcomes.

“Virtual solutions that allow individuals to set personal health goals, make positive lifestyle changes and sustain those changes over time are crucial to the sustainability of the broader health system.

“Hospital admissions arising from preventable disease continue to climb, putting hospitals under pressure and risking poor outcomes for patients. We need to be smarter about healthcare delivery and embrace technology to enable widespread access to preventative programs across our communities,” he said.

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