Seniors Live Independently w/ Remote Patient Monitoring

Background The population of those 65 years and older is growing thanks to increased health advancements. However, due to their age, seniors are at an increased risk for diseases. This requires more frequent visits and check-ups. Oftentimes, the older patient requires assisted living in order to monitor their health. Surprisingly though, 61% of older adults…

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Remote Monitoring Leads to Proactive Care

Introduction Remote monitoring continues to be mentioned in the healthcare industry due to its promise of providing proactive care. Currently, chronic conditions are leading as the cause of death; by 2030 they are expected to cause 69% of deaths [1]. This is concerning because patients with chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes can…

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Provider Engagement Increases w/ Shift From Interoperability to Compatibility

Background In theory, interoperability seems like an effective solution to increasing provider engagement and positive patient outcomes. In actuality, it proves to be more burdensome than not. This is because interoperability requires vendors to work together with one another. However, most vendors would prefer to continue selling their own products rather than integrating them to…

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Shifting from Interoperability To Compatibility

Background Interoperability Lacks Meaningful Data Exchange The healthcare industry prioritizes the three levels of interoperability. The foundational level is when data is exchanged between two systems but the data can not be interpreted [1]. The next one is the structural level where data is exchanged between two systems and interpreted [1]. The final level is…

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Cloud Computing Increases Compatibility in Healthcare

Introduction Hybrid cloud computing provides private and public cloud options that are secure and allow data transfer between different platforms. Currently, patients’ medical records are kept with different systems, making it harder for providers to securely and efficiently share data. Cloud computing systems provide an effective solution to this problem by promoting collaboration, increasing the…

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