Wearable Technology And Health Care

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The wearable health technology is a new fresh breeze in the world of technology and healthcare. It is an area of technology which is very fascinating for all the right reasons, and continues to expand across other domains as well. There are some excellent examples of real technology (currently on the market) such as: fitbit, mobile apps, smart-shirt, Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor, lumo-lift, Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Monitor Earphones, fitness socks and the “jolt concussion-assessment” helmet device that has been used to monitor individuals affected by cardiovascular diseases. These health remote monitoring technology has the potential to improve the quality of healthcare services and enhanced the disease prevention by providing early…show more content…
However, due to high cost some low income people can not afford it; the cost is really big factor in use of wearable health technology or mobile ehealth. The privacy and data security is main issue of implementation of wearable technology and mobile health, they may raise confidentiality issues due to the storage of personal medical data; could easily hacked by the unauthorized user, data can be lost if user lost his/her phone or device. Some devices may have a camera that can run into privacy issue because of their functionality. As more products come into the market, regulations may be introduced to address the concerns of privacy and data protection. (Jonah-lynne padigus,…show more content…
But, if the physician would encourage or prescribe people to use theses self management devices to control their chronic disease such as diabetes that will be help to give the awareness about the technology.
Increasing and improve the workforce and workflows: the use of these app and technology will affect the workforce and workflow, which can highly impact on quality of care and can reduce the cost. The end result is to adjust staffing based on advances in technology. Digital technology can be used to ensure physicians are practicing at the top of their licenses and leverage care extenders, such as nurse practitioners, when appropriate.
Generating actionable insights for better outcomes: If the system or device allows to healthcare providers to provide a medical care to individual who using these wearable technology and may need emergency assistance at high risk by getting alerts or notification from the patient. Also, adding the feature of coordinating or making networking connection with the primary care, so physicians can monitor them from the home that will save the patient’s visit which can make difference in wait time.(Robert
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