Wearables offer enormous potential for improving outcomes, but obstacles exist that can prevent the critical step of integration with the EHR, says CIO Brian Thomas.
Over the years, Dr. Joseph Kvedar has seen many predictions come to fruition, but even he didn’t foresee a retail pharmacy chain and a payer breaking new ground in leveraging wearables to improve outcomes.
Through their ability to improve the consumer experience and help better manage health, wearables represent a critical transformation, says CIO Brian Thomas, and it’s just the beginning.
Chronic diseases place a tremendous burden on patients and providers, but it’s one that can be eased with the right combination of technology and medicine, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar.
An organization doesn’t need a lot of resources to be innovative — in fact, sometimes having to stretch dollars can generate ideas that otherwise wouldn’t have surfaced, says CIO Denni McColm.