It’s no secret that interest in better home healthcare is on the rise. Economic forces like value-based reimbursement and accountable care are pushing payers and providers to aggressively seek the lower costs of care at home. At the same time, a growing elderly population with chronic, age-related healthcare needs is demanding more and better care at home.
We’re reading an awful lot these days about the Internet of Things. Is it here yet? When’s it coming? How big is it? And, come to think of it, what exactly is it? But perhaps the most fundamental question of all is what exactly is the IoT doing to make my life better?
It’s true, we are approaching the end of health care as we know it. But it’s a reason to rejoice. The reason we are approaching the end is that the internet of things (IoT) is disrupting and demolishing old, inefficient, and often ineffective ways of providing care to patients, both inside and outside the hospital or clinic.
Remote care management (RCM) for those suffering from chronic conditions is one of the main areas where digital health care solutions are starting to play an important role in providing care that is both more effective and more cost efficient. I was reminded of just how effective and efficient such approaches can be when I came across a post on Health Affairs. In his piece, Alan Snell noted...
Orbita Is On the Move.
Are you taking HIPAA seriously? REALLY seriously, and not just providing lip service? The great thing about HIPAA is that it clearly lays out rules and standards for handling patient data. The consequences are dire for lax adherence, or lackadaisical implementation of standards and best practices. Just consider these examples, compiled courtesy of www.healthdatamanagement.com .
Today we are very pleased to announce our partnership with PN Medical, an industry-leader in pulmonary and speech therapy technology. PN Medical is using Orbita digital home healthcare platform to power applications for their digitally connected respiratory muscle training (RMT) device – Breather+™.
There are many different terms that refer to it – telemedicine, telehealth, connected health, m-health – but whatever wording you choose, interest in connected healthcare is growing tremendously. The amount of information about it is proliferating as well. Just google “connected healthcare.” We did and got over 72 million hits. TMI!
Uninvited Guests is a short film about a few different things actually, but primarily, about the user experience with Internet of Things (IoT) connected wellness devices. An elderly British gentleman has been provided, by his loving children, with some innovative IoT smart devices to help him improve his health and lifestyle habits after his wife dies. The products fail as we see, in a...