The broad scope of digital health includes categories such as mobile health (mHealth), health information technology (IT), wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine, and personalized medicine.
Providers and other stakeholders are using digital health in their efforts to:
– Reduce inefficiencies,
– Improve access,
– Reduce costs,
– Increase quality, and,
– Make medicine more personalized for patients.
– Patients and consumers can use digital health to better manage and track their health and wellness related activities.
The use of technologies such as smart phones, social networks and internet applications is not only changing the way we communicate, but is also providing innovative ways for us to monitor our health and well-being and giving us greater access to information. Together these advancements are leading to a convergence of people, information, technology and connectivity to improve health care and health outcomes.
Disruption in the healthcare industry is accelerating even more rapidly due to the adoption of technologies now categorized as part of the “Internet of Things”. With the plethora of new applications and devices connecting to traditional healthcare information systems, and healthcare organizations now inter-connecting—through ubiquitous and persistent network connectivity—the resulting data tsunami is forcing a transformation in how information is collected, aggregated, interpreted, and ultimately acted upon.
Come learn how the Internet of Things is changing healthcare. Speakers will cover topics including “what works” as well as challenges such as emerging standards, the regulatory environment, and taming the complexity inherent to introducing new technology in healthcare.
We will share use cases, describing how healthcare organizations are already applying IoT to improve the delivery of care, clinical outcomes, and to drive operational efficiencies. Learn how companies are overcoming internal politics and regulatory issues on the path to connected healthcare. Discover healthcare wearables, security in mobile healthcare, and how to improve patient care through the efficient use and distribution of data.