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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Patient Security Improved w/ Cloud Computing

Background Being able to securely transfer data between a patient’s care team and provide remote services is crucial to providing preventive and personalized care. One area of concern is telehealth, which has become increasingly used to provide remote care. A survey revealed that 52% of telehealth providers experienced patients who declined remote services due to…

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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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Cloud Computing Increases Provider Engagement

Background Increased provider engagement decreases unfavorable health effects and missed diagnoses. Furthermore, detecting common yet fatal diseases early on can significantly improve a patient’s health outcome. For instance, falling is preventable. However, 40% of injuries that lead to death are caused by falling and 30% of those injuries occur in those aged 65 years and…

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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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