Infographic: Healthcare and Self-care Wearables

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

The popularity of wearables continues to skyrocket, with a 684% increase in smartband market growth in the first half of 2014 alone, according to a new infographic by CDW.

The infographic offers a view into why this year’s wearable sales are expected to be just the tip of the iceberg.

Diabetic Telehealth Monitoring: The Impact of Real-Time Data on High-Risk PatientsTelehealth combined with telephonic case management through the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s (NYCHHC) House Calls Telehealth Program is responsible for a significant reduction in patients’ A1C blood glucose levels. Through the integrated use of telehealth, access to electronic medical records, electronic communication with providers and direct communication with patients, nurse care managers were able to significantly improve patient clinical outcomes and potentially reduce healthcare costs for diabetic patients enrolled in the program.

During Diabetic Telehealth Monitoring: The Impact of Real-Time Data on High-Risk Patients, a July 24, 2014 webinar, now available for replay, Susan Lehrer, RN, BSN, CDE, associate executive director of the telehealth office for NYCHHC, shares the key features of the telehealth care management program as well as details on the program’s impact on patient behavior change and outcomes.

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