Connected Health

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Making Data and Analytics a Cornerstone of Modern Healthcare

Connected health has been growing steadily over the past decade, but the past year saw a significant shift in adoption and attitude as the coronavirus pandemic engulfed the world. None of the many use cases for connected health would be possible without technology, and one of the benefits of tech-driven healthcare is the creation of …

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2020: The Year Connected Health Turned the Corner

This has been an unprecedented year by all accounts. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire world for most of the year, changing the way businesses operate, schools educate, friends and families socialize, and even how healthcare organizations treat patients and members. Across industries, it’s been a year of adjustment, with technology and remote tools …

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The Role of Connected Health in Creating a Healthier Society

The healthcare system continues to be plagued by inefficiencies that impact both cost and quality of care. Technology, however, is changing the way healthcare is delivered, enabling more efficient operations, better physician-patient relationships, and an opportunity for better outcomes and a generally healthier society. At the same time, connected health can help reduce the burden …

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Is Connected Health the New Normal of Healthcare?

While telehealth and connected health aren’t new, their impact hasn’t been as profound as their proponents may have anticipated. Despite improved technology, better connectivity, and general dependence on digital apps and services, just a year ago, fewer than 10% of patients in the U.S. had used telehealth and most weren’t even aware of it as …

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Access to Healthcare Services in a Connected World

Doctor-patient relationships and healthcare delivery have traditionally centered around physical healthcare facilities like physicians’ offices and hospitals, with in-person exams serving as the primary source of medical information. Of course, there are still many medical scenarios that require physical visits, including scans, blood draws, vaccinations, and more. But technology has advanced to the point where …

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Can Connected Health and Telehealth Improve Emergency Services?

Emergency department overcrowding continues to plague the healthcare system, negatively impacting the efficiency of medical centers, adding to the nation’s overall healthcare costs. In fact, 90% of emergency departments report routinely experiencing crowded conditions. In addition, when demand outweighs capacity, quality of care and physician morale and effectiveness can also suffer. The good news is …

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The Impact of Connected Health on Cardiovascular Disease Management

Chronic diseases contribute about 90% of the annual healthcare spend in the United States.  Cardiovascular diseases account for a significant portion of that – more than any other chronic condition – and result in a death every 36 seconds. There are many variables that can contribute to the prevalence of heart conditions, including other chronic …

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What is the New Role of Connected Health in an Aging Society?

While the figure has seen a slight dip in the past few years, life expectancy in the U.S. has increased steadily over the past four decades. While there may be several factors contributing to people living longer lives, advances in healthcare technology are certainly a factor. But, the elderly population (65+) will have doubled from …

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