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.
Unless providers are reimbursed based on outcomes and quality – and not on services rendered, as is often the case – they’re not going to embrace connected health as a strategy, says Dr. Joe Kvedar.
The roadblocks that are hindering the adoption of remote patient monitoring can be overcome, if organizations are willing to rethink their processes and take on the role of “enabler,” says Dr. Joe Kvedar.
Healthcare professionals need to look for opportunities to outsource routine tasks to machines and appreciate the value of caring and human connection, judgment and attention to quality, says Dr. Joe Kvedar.