Posts Tagged ‘wearable healthcare technologies’

Infographic: How Wearable Technology Is Transforming Healthcare

December 28th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

Healthcare providers are using wearable technology to enhance the clinical outcomes of patients with chronic diseases and improve clinician/patient engagement processes. With the advent of the Internet of Things (I0T), wearable and connected devices are making it possible for patients and healthcare providers to leverage the power of technology to get answers to complex medical problems, streamline clinical information systems, and make informed decisions in the provision of healthcare, according to a new infographic by Tech India.

The infographic examines the growth of wearable technology in healthcare as well as challenges and advantages.

How Wearable Technology Is Transforming Healthcare

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Digital HealthDigital health, also referred to as 'connected health,' leverages technology to help identify, track and manage health problems and challenges faced by patients. Person-centric health management is slowly acknowledging the device-driven lives of patients and health plan members and incorporating these tools into care delivery and management efforts.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Digital Health examines program goals, platforms, components, development strategies, target populations and health conditions, patient engagement metrics, results and challenges reported by more than 100 healthcare organizations responding to the February 2016 Digital Health survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

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Infographic: UnitedHealthcare Gives Incentives for Wearable Device Use

March 16th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Incorporated, through its wholly owned subsidiary Qualcomm Life, Inc., are collaborating on a new wellness program, UnitedHealthcare Motion™, that provides employees with wearable devices at no additional charge and enables them to earn up to $1,460 per year by meeting certain goals for the number of daily steps.

The device, examined in a new infographic by UnitedHealthcare, not only tracks the total number of steps, but also tabulates the total number, frequency and intensity of the steps taken, providing a more accurate and comprehensive summary of the user's daily activity. Employees can earn Health Reimbursement Account credits that can total up to $1,460 per year, while employers can obtain premium savings based on program participants' combined results.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Digital HealthDigital health, also referred to as 'connected health,' leverages technology to help identify, track and manage health problems and challenges faced by patients. Person-centric health management is slowly acknowledging the device-driven lives of patients and health plan members and incorporating these tools into care delivery and management efforts.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Digital Health examines program goals, platforms, components, development strategies, target populations and health conditions, patient engagement metrics, results and challenges reported by healthcare organizations responding to the February 2016 Digital Health survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

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Infographic: Smart Watches & Healthcare

September 14th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Healthcare apps currently account for 4 percent of all apps on the market, according to a new infographic by Watches2U. This percentage is set to explode with the advent of wearable technologies and, in particular, smart watches.

The infographic examines what your watch will be able to monitor by 2020, how your watch could help medical research, the smart watches with some of these functionalities now and the top health and fitness apps.

Smart Watches & Healthcare

Remote Patient Monitoring for Enhanced Care Coordination: Technology to Manage an Aging PopulationFrom 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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What Will Drive Healthcare Wearable Use?: Infographic

May 22nd, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

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.

Remote Patient Monitoring for Enhanced Care Coordination: Technology to Manage an Aging Population 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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Infographic: Apple® ResearchKit Trends

April 27th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Apple® Research Kit, an open-source framework for developing medical research apps, launched in March.

An infographic by Ultera Digital developed in conjunction with Navel Marketing and Jaguar Labs examines ResearchKit trends, including the first five apps developed, market penetration data for two of these apps, ResearchKit features and limitations and how healthcare organizations can utilize the ResearchKit framework.

2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Chronic Care ManagementThe desire to improve health outcomes for individuals with serious illness coupled with opportunities to generate additional revenue have prompted healthcare providers to step up chronic care management initiatives. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services now reimburses physician practices for select chronic care management (CCM) services for Medicare beneficiaries, with more private payors likely to follow suit.

2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Chronic Care Management captures tools, practices and lessons learned by the healthcare industry related to the management of chronic disease.

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Infographic: Today’s Wired Patient

March 2nd, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Americans are ready and willing to leverage health apps and wearable devices to improve their personal health, according to the findings released from the Fifth Annual Makovsky/Kelton "Pulse of Online Health" Survey.

Designed to uncover shifts in consumer behaviors around online healthcare information use, this year's survey reveals consumer readiness to disclose online personal health data as a path to improve treatment options. Data also cite trust and quality of health information as important factors in consumer selection of online health sources. Highlights from the survey are depicted in an infographic by Makovsky.

2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Remote Patient MonitoringRecent market data on telehealth in general and the patient-centered medical home in particular identified home health monitoring as a key care coordination strategy for individuals with complex illnesses as well as a host of vulnerable populations.

2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Remote Patient Monitorings delivers a comprehensive set of metrics from more than 100 healthcare organizations on current practices in and ramifications of remote monitoring for care management of chronic illness, the frail elderly and remote populations.

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Infographic: Healthcare Wearable Trends in 2015

February 4th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Some 34 million units of healthcare wearables will ship in 2015, according to a new infographic by Boston Technology Corporation.

The infographic looks at the types of wearables of healthcare, some innovative applications already in existence and challenges of incorporating into the healthcare system.

Remote Monitoring of High-Risk Patients: Telehealth Protocols for Chronic Care ManagementReal-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).

Those are just two of the trends explored in 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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Infographic: Healthcare and Self-care Wearables

December 3rd, 2014 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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Infographic: Apple HealthKit Versus Google Fit

October 31st, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

With the release of its' HealthKit, Apple is now one of the largest digital health platforms in the world, according to TrueVault, a healthcare data storage company. HealthKit and Google's alternative, Google Fit and Android Wear, mark the beginning of a megatrend in personal health technology.

TrueVault in a new infographic details the features of both platforms.

Apple HealthKit Versus Google Fit

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2015: A Strategic Planning SessionCost, competition, collaboration and consolidation are continuing to define the healthcare industry this year and into 2015 as the health system continues its transformation from a volume-based to a value-based system. Healthcare providers and payors have been re-vamping their strategic plans to take advantage of the new opportunities and tackle the challenges.

During Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2015: A Strategic Planning Session, a 60-minute webinar on November 13, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, Steven Valentine, president, The Camden Group, and Dorothy Moller, consultant, Navigant, will provide a roadmap to the key issues, challenges and opportunities for healthcare providers and payors in 2015.

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Infographic: Opportunities for Wearables in Preventative Healthcare

October 10th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

An estimated 25.1 percent of U.S. adults use a fitness tracker or smart phone app to track their health, weight or exercise, according to a new study by TechnologyAdvice.

Highlights from the survey are depicted in a new infographic, which also examines the reasons why people don't use apps or trackers and factors that would drive adoption.

Wearable Technology and Preventative Healthcare

E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges The goal of E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges is to explore the developments and current/future challenges in the successful deployment of future e-Healthcare Systems. The book combines the research efforts in different disciplines from pervasive wireless communications, wearable computing, context-awareness, sensor data fusion, artificial intelligence, neural networks, expert systems, databases, security and privacy. E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges will be a pioneer reference in this field and will resonate sharply with researchers who have been craving a unified reference in the field of e-Healthcare Systems.

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