Infographic: The Connected Health Opportunity

Friday, February 12th, 2016
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

While a recent Scripps Institute study found that connected healthcare devices had no discernible impact on healthcare utilization, and little impact on health self-management, there are several healthcare organizations reporting costs savings and improved clinical outcomes from such programs, highlighted in a new infographic by Chilmark Research.

The infographic examines five case studies of healthcare organizations using technology and the impact the programs have had on costs and utilization.

The Connected Health Opportunity

Real-time remote management of high-risk populations curbed hospitalizations, hospital readmissions and ER visits for more than 80 percent of respondents and boosted self-management levels for nearly all remotely monitored patients, according to 2014 market data from the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN).

Remote Monitoring of High-Risk Patients: Telehealth Protocols for Chronic Care Management profiles a successful eight-year initiative by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s (NYCHHC) House Calls Telehealth Program that significantly lowered patients’ A1C blood glucose levels.

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