Open Source Health and Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine to lead the Digital Transformation of Integrative Health
Toronto, Ontario, Canada – January 20, 2015: Open Source Health Inc. (CSE:OSH), (Frankfurt:0OS), a cloud based integrative healthcare platform that puts control into the hands of women to educate, advocate and collaborate on their own healthcare is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine, LLC, to advise on the development of the cloud based Electronic Health Record for Integrative Health and Personalized Medicine. Akasha is a leading Integrative Healthcare center located in Santa Monica, CA, USA whose prestigious client base includes many A-list celebrities and thought leaders: http://akashacenter.com/why-akasha/what-patients-say-about-akasha/.
“Akasha is at the forefront of evidence-based integrative medicine and women’s health and I am thrilled to be working with Dr. de Mello and his team,” states Sonya Satveit, Founder and CEO of Open Source Health Inc. “With cutting-edge programs like their Maternal Recovery Program, Akasha is leading the way in creating optimal health for women throughout each stage of their life.”
Akasha takes a whole-person, collaborative approach to health by offering patients access to a care team consisting of Integrative Medical Doctors, Licenced Naturopathic Doctors, Psychologists, Integrative Psychiatrists, Health Coaches, Nutritionists, Acupuncturists and Physical Therapists.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, predicts that if preventative medicine were practised in relation to the top 6 chronic diseases alone, medical costs would drop by 50% in the United States. This includes eating healthy, engaging in physical activity, smoking cessation, lowering alcohol consumption and taking care of mental health – all health issues specifically addressed by integrative medicine professionals. The CDC further states that $1 Trillion dollars would be saved in US medical healthcare costs if patients and providers took this approach.
“Integrative Medicine is on the cusp of mass adoption and we are excited to be working with OSH, who is leading the digital transformation,” states Dr. Edison de Mello, Founder and Medical Director of Akasha Center for Integrative Health. “Akasha’s and OSH’s vision are aligned to bring Integrative Medicine into every household in America.”
OSH has assembled an array of thought leaders innovating in the areas of integrative, preventative, personalized and participatory medicine to collaborate on building transformational technology that will accelerate patient empowerment by providing the resources and tools they need to educate, advocate and collaborate with the healthcare team. This artificial-intelligence based platform will be delivered over the cloud on a large scale to create an unprecedented database of women’s health data leading to significant breakthroughs in women’s health.
About Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine, LLC:
Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine blends the technological advances of Western Medicine with scientifically proven complementary modalities. Using traditional medicine plus an Integrative approach to helping patients optimize their health, Akasha Center incorporates the wealth of knowledge available from it’s variety of practitioners and combines evidence-based nutritional supplement programs built on the latest science developed.
About Open Source Health Inc.:
Open Source Health takes a truly patient-centered approach and is in the business of providing a real-time integrative healthcare solution for women in an open source architecture. Open Source Health Inc. is set to lead the current healthcare revolution by leveraging the latest trends in digital health, personalized health, social health, and participatory medicine.
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