chronic conditions

By Jonah Comstock 06:28 am August 2, 2016
Olmsted Medical Center, a small health system in Rochester, Minnesota has been running a healthcare at home program for aging patients since 2008. But more recently they started working with the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society’s Living WellatHome program to more closely monitor some of those homebound patients using sensors and wearables, and it's leading to better managed care and...
By Jonah Comstock 07:52 am October 14, 2014
Philips has unveiled a prototype system, consisting of a wearable sensor and connected software suite, to monitor patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Philips worked with Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands to develop the system. The sensor used to demo the prototype was the FDA-cleared HealthPatch sensor from Vital Connect, a peel and stick device that...
By Jonah Comstock 05:00 am November 26, 2013
Just 72 percent of Americans with one or more chronic conditions have internet access and only 78 percent have a mobile phone. That's compared to 89 percent and 91 percent, respectively, of those without chronic illness, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life project. At the Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California, Pew Research Center director Susannah Fox gave a...
By Aditi Pai 11:39 am November 5, 2013
Patients may start spending less time in the doctors office as electronic health records and patient-facing medical apps proliferate, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study, which appears in the journal Health Affairs, looked at health informatics and health services research literature through June 2013 using Medline, the Cochrane Database and...