Infographic: Senior Care Technology

Friday, May 13th, 2016
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

The adoption of technology in the senior living/home health space is in a state of flux, but the promise it brings is already proving to be revolutionary, according to a new infographic by CDW Healthcare.

The infographic examines how healthcare organizations are using technology to better serve seniors, how seniors’ are using technology and how technology might be used in the future in the senior healthcare market.

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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