Technology-based health management solutions are now at the forefront of efforts to treat chronic health problems. Referred to as digital therapeutics, these solutions rely on providing behavior changes to patients.
Ochsner Health System in New Orleans has teamed up with Epic and Microsoft to determine if technology can be used to find out which patients will code before they suffer a cardiac or respiratory arrest.
According to a study, “take-home” robots could be instrumental in helping patients recover from illness in their home environment.
After being discharged from the hospital, a robot could help patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) manage their condition.
The Journal of Medical Internet Research reported that socially assistive robots can help patients stick to their medication and exercises. The test was conducted with patients suffering from COPD.
Recent data shows that employers are opening their budgets to accommodate the growing trend of adding wearables to employee wellness programs. According to a study by Salesforce, 86% of employers who have adopted wearables plan to increase their spending for the devices over the next 12 months.