Articles On: Technology

  • Wearable Devices to Help Patients Sleep Better

    Wrist-band based wearable devices are tools that insomnia sufferers and their doctors can use to help diagnose and treat several sleep problems. These devices detect movement, a measurement referred to by the scientific community as actigraphy.

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  • Big Data: Realizing its Potential in Healthcare

    The arrival of artificial intelligence (AI) has generated a fair amount of anticipation that difficult problems in medical science will finally be solved. AI, which is developed by training computerized algorithms to learn by teaching themselves (machine learning) holds great promise for science in general, and for healthcare in particular.

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  • Support for Patients to Heal at Home: Remote Monitoring

    The home should be viewed as the first stop on the road to recovery after an acute episode. It is an important milestone on the journey of improved health outcomes and healing. This is possible, now more than ever, thanks to the new tools that technology platforms have placed within reach for patients needing post-acute care and/or managing chronic conditions.

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  • Home as the Center of Care: Identifying and Removing Obstacles

    The search to make healthcare more affordable has resulted in the adoption of care models that finally place patients at the center of care. This includes providing health services where patients need them—at home. The tools powered by the new technologies now widely available to patients and providers can make this a reality.

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  • Improved Results Through Home Health Services

    In order for post-acute care to fulfill its full potential, we need to ensure patient information is accurately communicated during the point-of-care service transitions that are characteristic of post-acute care and take the patient from the hospital to recovery at a facility or at home.

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