Hope Care: Bringing Healthcare to Your Home
The leading telehealth solution providers around the world exhibit their excellence in remote delivery of healthcare services. They provide evaluation, diagnosis, and evaluation facilities to patients without any in-person visit.
These companies enable patients to communicate from their homes by using internet and other technologies — providing lasting treatment experiences to the patients.
One such established telehealth solutions provider is Hope Care. It is one of the first national companies in the digital health arena to combine services, technological platforms, and products, allowing the provision of a totally innovative social and health care service.
By promoting the well-being of its clients wherever they are, Hope Care collects and monitors vital signs at a distance and provides digital health service through advanced technologies. The company primes for the development of m-Health concepts together with support services.
At the helm of Hope Care’s ceaseless success is its Founder, Jose Paulo Carvalho. His vision came from a personal experience when his mother was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in early 2003. Mr. Carvalho states that the lesson learned from this experience has 3 key points:
– His mother wanted to live independently, so the challenge was to build a system where she could communicate and be free to make her own decisions.
– She didn’t want to be institutionalized, so he needed to build a remote system to send the data to the hospital and to be sure she is secure.
– Facilitate the access to care by coordinating different teams (from Social Care and Health) so that she could have “the Hospital at Home.”
In 2009 Jose started an Executive MBA in AESE/IESE and jointly with more 2 colleagues, Simão Calado and Pedro Ferreira, designed Hope Care as their final project based on those 3 key principles. The concept was well received and pushed them to start the company in 2012.
The vision that they implemented in the company was a simple statement: Build a hospital at home without barriers!
In the following interview, Mr. Carvalho shares details about Hope Care’s inception, the various services it provides, its opinion about the industry, and its future plans. Following are the highlights of the interview:
Please brief our audience about Hope Care, its mission, and the key aspects of its stronghold within the HealthTech niche.
When my colleagues and I founded Hope Care, it was clear that the ageing of the population and the growing prevalence of chronic diseases would be the two biggest challenges that Portugal and Europe would face in this century.
The founders’ opinion focused largely on the belief that, as connected care solutions, they could ease the burden of society by allowing more efficient care. We developed a solution that allows people to live independently in their homes for longer and with more quality of life. The goal is to allow access (and this is a fundamental word throughout the process) without barriers to caring through technology.
The pandemic situation has proven our vision: digital solutions, such as Hope Care, are a key technical help to care for people and facilitate access to quality life support.