Healthcare Industry

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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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It’s Time for Chronic Care to Go Digital

Chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, impacting 60% of adults (40% have two or more chronic conditions). These conditions account for 90% of the country’s massive $3.5 trillion healthcare spend. However, innovations in healthcare technology have generated hope that connected health solutions can help reduce the burden …

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When Consumer Technology Meets Healthcare

Among the latest trends in technology is the continued buildout of 5G networks by major wireless carriers. Cellular has often been seen as a consumer-focused technology but as 5G coverage increases, it will benefit not only the consumer market, but business sectors as well. Already, the major smartphone makers have launched 5G-enabled devices anticipating widespread …

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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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What does Consumerization Mean to Healthcare Providers?

As technology continues to play a bigger role in patients’ lives, they are seeing new ways to use those devices and applications to their benefit. Patients are part of an always-on, always-connected world that has been enabled by increasingly powerful devices and high-speed networks that put most of their needs at their fingertips. That’s changing …

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Making Caregivers a Bigger Part of the Healthcare Process

While physicians and other healthcare professionals are the primary resource for healthcare needs and treatment, informal caregivers – family members or others – often play an important role in ensuring continuity of care. In fact, more than 21% of American adults are providing care to family members or others (some reports are even higher), and …

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