Will Automated Care Plans Keep Patients Healthier? - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
Will Automated Care Plans Keep Patients Healthier?
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
WelVU
50%
50%
WelVU,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/23/2013 | 9:51:35 AM
How interventions are communicated and understood is still the key.
We applaud the efforts of the collaboration and look forward to seeing the results.  Our hypothesis is the type of communication that is automatically triggered may be the key.  If you have not already contemplated the types of messages and delivery mechanisms, consider how multi-media messaging may impact the effectiveness of the communication.  What is seen and heard is often retained.  What is retained is often acted upon. 

Congrats for pulling this type of study together!  @WelVU @tedouglasjr

 
Michael Endler
50%
50%
Michael Endler,
User Rank: Author
12/18/2013 | 3:18:31 PM
Sounds promising
"Through this collaboration, we are seeking to create an automated system of care coordination so providers can intervene before medical problems escalate. This will benefit both patients and the healthcare system by avoiding medical interventions, costly admissions, and readmissions."

Well, I like the sound of that. If it works, it could be great for chronic sufferers who don't see options outside of frequent doctors' visits. The cost-savings could be extreme, and the quality of life improvements for patients could be great too.

That said, I hope some of this stuff extends the other direction. While people going to the doctor too much is certainly an issue, I think the reverse is just as important, at least on a macro level. As far as I can tell, the current system is designed to discourage people from going to the doctor until a medical problem has already "escalated." If we were to fix that problem, via technology or otherwise, I have to wonder how many of the costlier health care problems would start to self-correct.


The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
Download this report from InformationWeek, in partnership with Dark Reading, to learn more about how today's IT operations teams work with cybersecurity operations, what technologies they are using, and how they communicate and share responsibility--or create risk by failing to do so. Get it now!
Commentary
Gartner Forecast Sees 7.3% Shrinkage in IT Spending for 2020
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  7/15/2020
Slideshows
10 Ways AI Is Transforming Enterprise Software
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  7/13/2020
Commentary
IT Career Paths You May Not Have Considered
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  6/30/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Key to Cloud Success: The Right Management
This IT Trend highlights some of the steps IT teams can take to keep their cloud environments running in a safe, efficient manner.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll