«Here are five ways that digital health is reshaping the health care environment:»

«1 Proactive, predictive, personalized digital health management enhances care«

«When patients think about digital health, they typically envision the opportunity to have a telehealth/virtual visit with a caregiver because they don’t feel well or are experiencing symptoms that concern them. However, it’s time to start thinking about digital health in a much broader perspective: the capability to anticipate and address issues before serious or life-threatening health concerns arise.»

«2 Hospital-at-home options enable providers to maximize resources«

«The pandemic vividly underscores the challenges health systems face when seriously ill patients outnumber available hospital beds and exacerbate clinician shortages. Deploying digital health platforms that continuously monitor patients and use AI to extract clinical insights can significantly help stretch these limited resources.»

«3 Continuous RPM and AI analytics help prevent avoidable, costly readmissions«

«Unnecessary and avoidable readmissions continue to be a costly challenge for hospitals. For example, readmission rates are often as high as 25% for patients living with heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The ability to prevent just a handful of those readmissions provides significant savings.»

«4 Disease- and device-agnostic RPM plus AI analytics provide valuable health insights«

«Wearable sensors are becoming increasingly commonplace, with the global wearable medical devices market poised to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 26.8% from 2021 to 2028, according to Grand View Research. As consumers grow more comfortable wearing nonintrusive devices as part of their daily routine, it has become easier to monitor a broad range of vital signs and physiological activity important to understanding wellness and illness.»

«5 Digital health technology supports better medication dosing and adherence«

«Poor medication adherence costs our health system billions of dollars each year. Digital health platforms using AI may improve medication adherence through increasing the touch points with patients to help them more easily stay on track with their medication regimen.»

Article written by Gary Manning.



Medical Economics