LEBANON, N.H. – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital is combining wearable technology, an app, and personalized support to provide a holistic platform to help patients manage chronic health issues. “ImagineCare is designed to be sustainable, by keeping people out of the hospital—the most expensive part of the health care system, and the place they least want to be,” said Dr. Jim Weinstein, Dartmouth-Hitchcock president and CEO, in a statement. The system uses remote sensing technologies to gather real-time health data, based on the needs and goals of each patient. It provides a mobile app, wearable sensors and medical devices like blood pressure cuffs. When patients enroll, they receive a set of sensors appropriate to their needs and the app. “We’re harnessing powerful health and medical data using everyday consumer technologies to enable a new age of targeted, personalized care for each individual,” said Weinstein. ImagineCare is being offered initially to Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees, then patients. The goal is to ultimately offer the platform to health organizations across the country.
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