Technology and data analysis will reshape healthcare.
By Admin | November 14, 2016
How many people do you know who wear some sort of data tracker on their wrist? And how many people track their diets or sleep on their smart phones?
Because of the availability of new health monitoring technologies, tracking your health has become hip, and healthcare providers are starting to get in on collecting this data to better their patients’ health.
Products like Fitbit and other sensors coupled with Bluetooth capabilities can collect all sorts of data, including blood pressure, physical activity, glucose levels, medication intake, and weight. For patients that need to be monitored on a regular basis, these technologies break down the geographic barriers of clinic and home locations. Now, physicians can keep track of their most vulnerable patients from anywhere.
And that’s just the beginning. Once all of this data is analyzed, healthcare experts will learn more about people’s general and overall health in a shorter amount of time with accurate data, which could revolutionize how diseases and conditions are treated.