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VIRTUAL HEALTH CARE COULD SAVE THE U.S. BILLIONS EACH YEAR

The conventional wisdom that the best care is delivered in-person by experienced caregivers may soon be overturned. Rising health care costs, a shortage of physicians, and an aging population are making the traditional model of care increasingly unsustainable.

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PATIENT-GENERATED HEALTH DATA CAN BE USED TO IMPROVE PATIENTS’ HEALTH

The rise of innovative digital health technologies has increased the ease of capture, use, and sharing of Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD).

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IT’S TIME TO TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT PATIENT ENGAGEMENT!

Patient engagement is an important aspect and one of the most promising trends in healthcare today. It’s no surprise that patients who take an active role in their healthcare are likely to have better medical outcomes and lower costs.

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SMART PATIENT ROOMS: HOW CONNECTED HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY HELPS DOCTORS AND PATIENTS THRIVE

The patient experience in healthcare is going digital — and so are hospital rooms. From using digital signage and smart TVs to better engage and educate patients, to retrieving lab results via the (EHR), hospitals are using technology to create a connected healthcare system in what we call “smart patient rooms.”

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DOES HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEHUMANIZE HEALTH CARE?

Many authors lament that the entry of health information technology (HIT) into health care is likely to make medical practice more impersonal and less humane. We are all aware of instances in which the availability of technology can lead to depersonalization of health care.

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IMPROVE HOSPITAL COMMUNICATION WITH A CLINICAL ALERTING SYSTEM

As hospitals grew bigger from multi-patient to single and double occupancy rooms, the medical staff often fail to provide the best care possible. The need for effective clinical communication became painfully evident.

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