Monitoring technology helps health providers detect problems early. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Band-Aid-like patch offers efficient method of post-discharge patient monitoring. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
With all the talk of Big Data, there are still big questions as to how to most effectively leverage information and data to make a positive impact on healthcare delivery, cost, and outcomes. One health system leader thinks an approach developed by a Major League baseball team might be a game changer.
Remote health monitoring holds great promise and merits increased attention from today’s North American healthcare sector.
An early adopter of healthcare IT, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) began implementing bar coding for bedside medication verification in 2007 as part of its organization-wide initiative to enhance patient safety. By Zebra Technologies
Movement within the nation’s healthcare system has been swift and broad-‐based since the October 2011 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Shared Savings Final Rule.
This paper considers the evolution of mobile medical apps and the characteristics of these apps that are most likely to result in broad and sustained physician adoption. Ultimately, full clinical workflow support through a single app that integrates with EMRs and other clinical applications will be required to realize the full benefit of mHealth for both physicians and hospitals.
Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.
What technologies will shape the future of healthcare as the industry ventures into the looming “post-EHR era”?
Balancing mobile communication and data security in healthcare is a challenge, especially when your mobile device landscape is vast and varied. Here’s how Intermountain Healthcare accomplishes this feat.
Telemedicine is being leveraged to improve treatment times for stroke patients, and one network is taking it to the next level with remote presence robots.
From notifying care givers of proper bed rail placement for patients with a high fall risk to directing patients to their medical appointments, the possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare are truly endless.
Our inaugural class of Health IT Change Agents set a high bar, but this year’s class can more than hold its own when it comes to driving positive change and advancing health IT.
For the past five years, EHR/MU was selected as the top health IT initiative for the coming year. This year, there’s a new top initiative, and what it is should come as no surprise.
Health IT is in a state of constant evolution, and it often seems that, for every problem solved, another is created. That’s why it’s vital we stop to assess where the industry stands from time to time, as well as look to the future to determine the best course to take to achieve our collective goals.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM), or remote monitoring, is technology that enables healthcare providers to monitor patients outside of the normal healthcare environment. Remote patient monitoring may increase access to care for patients and decrease healthcare delivery costs. With remote monitoring, patients can resume normal daily activities while having their current vital signs and other at-risk factors monitored by their healthcare provider. This can also provide patients with a level of comfort, knowing that they are being monitored and supported by healthcare professionals at all times.
Remote monitoring also provides healthcare providers with extended sets of medical data, providing a non-stop stream of patient data to allow for trend analysis and other reporting.
Remote monitoring is becoming more common among dementia patients, patients at risk of falling, diabetes patients, and many others. The Veterans Health Administration has been an early adopter of RPM technologies and the United Kingdom's Department of Health launched a program in 2008 aimed at increasing access to RPM technologies. Depending on the diseases and the parameters that are monitored, different combinations of sensors, storage, and applications must be deployed.