Improving disaster response starts with a simple concept: the ability to provide relief workers with the information they need at the point of care, says Mariann Yeager, who talks about how the Sequoia Project is working to do that.
As patients continue to demand it, physicians become more accepting of it, and the technology becomes more advanced, digital health is edging closer to an inflection point, says Dr. Joe Kvedar, recapping the recent Connected Health Conference.
Reimbursement coding doesn’t quite have ‘buzzword’ status, but without it, adoption of remote monitoring will continue to lag, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar, who breaks down the latest developments.
The major flaw in our current provider structure? Health is viewed as the ultimate outcome for older individuals, rather than living well, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar. It’s time to change that, and technology can help.
The “digital dust” consumers leave behind — such as mobile purchasing habits and step counts — can give providers a much clearer picture of the patient than simply asking questions, says Dr. Joe Kvedar. The problem, once again, is the privacy issue.