Connected health technologies are a widely accepted and growing standard in healthcare today. These clinically oriented systems include things like applications for patient education, patient-generated health analytics, remote patient monitoring and telehealth to name a few.
Mobile and wireless devices (also known as connected health tools) allows hospitals and other healthcare providers to better coordinate care for their patients, meaning they’re able to deliver the right care at the right time, while eliminating wasteful or unnecessary workflows and services.
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So, how many healthcare providers are currently using connected health tools? How many plan on expanding their use, and if so, in what areas will they go?
Recently HIMSS released their Connected Health Survey, in which they asked 227 IT and clinical healthcare professionals to evaluate the growing variety of connected health tools and their potential value in healthcare.
Here’s a great infographic that goes along with their full report, highlighting some of their most important findings.