YARMOUTH, Maine – It was a whirlwind year for the home health technology industry, with unprecedented growth, surprising partnerships and advanced technologies.
The impact of wearables emerged as the top issue in 2017, which isn’t surprising as some experts predict that market will reach more than $41 billion in just three years.
It looks like readers were also interested in the latest developments in remote monitoring and telehealth, and Best Buy entering the space.
Here’s a full list of the 10 most read stories from 2017:
‘Enabling a new business model that shifts the focus from selling things to selling results’
CUPERTINO, Calif. – The wearables market could be worth $25 billion in two years, according to a new report from market research firm CCS Insight, and industry leaders say the technology will have a significant effect on the health insurance space as it becomes ubiquitous.
RICHFIELD, Minn. – Electronics giant Best Buy is entering the senior home monitoring market with a system of sensors and smart devices that integrate with Amazon Alexa and are aimed at helping people age in place more comfortably.
NEW YORK – Cohero Health’s pediatric medication adherence pilot with Mount Sinai Health System is just the most recent of several partnerships for the company, as it continues to experience tremendous growth in the respiratory market.
WILMINGTON, N.C. – WellCare Home Health has joined forces with Health Recovery Systems to provide a telehealth remote monitoring program to its patients in 43 North Carolina counties.
‘When patients have a choice in a premier health care provider, technology really becomes a deciding factor’
BREWER, Maine – Eastern Maine Healthcare System’s home health program, which cares for more than 1,200 patients across the state, has used remote monitoring technology to cut patient readmissions in half.
‘It’s time to go for it’
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Intel has rolled out a Health Application Platform that eliminates the need for patients and caregivers to use tablets in their home and gives remote care providers the ability to control their data.
DURHAM, N.C. –Connected health will be heavily influenced by the growing shift of acute care from hospital to home next year, says Drew Schiller.
PHOENIX – Banner Health has been able to reduce hospital readmissions for patients with complex chronic conditions by almost 50% as part of an Intensive Ambulatory Care pilot program with Royal Philips.
YARMOUTH, Maine – With an abundance of mHealth apps on the market today, users can track their fitness, find a physician, report their vital signs and manage a chronic illness all from a smartphone in the palm of their hand.
NEW ORLEANS – Telehealth regulation and reimbursement are hot topics at the state and federal levels, as the benefits and value of using technology to remotely deliver health care are proving hard to ignore.