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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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Making Connected Health the Standard of Care

As healthcare providers continue to seek opportunities to improve patient outcomes, they are faced with multiple challenges, including a largely inefficient healthcare system, increasing demand, growing costs, and a shortage of physicians. Collectively, these factors make it difficult to improve results and ensure all patients have access to the care they need. This is where …

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Key Trends are Creating a Need for Connected Health Adoption

The U.S. healthcare system is in a state of flux. It’s been following its traditional model for care for generations, which has led to a largely inefficient system. Connected health solutions have become a real opportunity to address some of the obstacles to improving care delivery and bridging the gap between healthcare needs and providers’ …

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How Connected Health Solutions Can Help Manage Patient Safety as Healthcare Services Resume

As the country continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, federal, state and local authorities are implementing re-opening strategies that will allow many activities that have been on hold for three  months to resume.  Alongside those re-opening strategies, CMS is now encouraging providers to resume regular and non-emergency visits while continuing to manage COVID-19 cases. …

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What COVID-19 Has Taught Us about Gaps in Healthcare Delivery

Regardless of the situation, healthcare will always be a necessity.  During trying times, like the COVID-19 pandemic that spread rapidly across the world, that demand becomes even more pronounced. Not only do patients need their normal, routine care, but a major influx of new patients increases the strain on the healthcare system. While many hospitals, …

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