Given the potential for healthcare wearables to improve outcomes and reduce costs for patients with chronic conditions, healthcare organizations are examining what would motivate consumers to use these devices to track their health, according to a new infographic by iTriage.
The infographic examines why consumers are hesitant to use wearables and what might sway consumers to adopt their use.
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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