Infographic: Virtual Healthcare

Friday, January 29th, 2016
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Technologies such as hologram house calls, where a physician “visits” you in your home via a hologram link, and a virtual doctor app for your smartphone or tablet are just of the some of the ways that technology may be used in the future of healthcare. These innovations are projected to dramatically reduce the number of hours that doctors require for each of their patients and could potentially revolutionize the healthcare industry significantly, according to a new infographic by Home Healthcare Adaptations.

The infographic looks at the potential savings of virtual healthcare, benefits to healthcare professionals and patients, and challenges faced by virtual healthcare.

From home sensors that track daily motion and sleep abnormalities to video visits via teleconferencing, Humana’s nine pilots of remote patient monitoring test technologies to keep the frail elderly at home as long as possible. When integrated with telephonic care management, remote monitoring has helped to avert medical emergencies and preventable hospitalizations among individuals with serious medical and functional challenges.

In Remote Patient Monitoring for Enhanced Care Coordination: Technology to Manage an Aging Population, Gail Miller, vice president of telephonic clinical operations in Humana’s care management organization, Humana Cares/SeniorBridge, reviews Humana’s expanded continuum of care aimed at improving health outcomes, increasing satisfaction and reducing overall healthcare costs with a more holistic approach.

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