Patients win…patients today have so many more tools to better manage their care and that’s only going to continue – no surprise. With the thousands of mobile applications to track activity, vitals, etc. and wearable tech getting more advanced with what and how they track, the patient is certainly in the driver’s seat. As mentioned above, the industry is turning their attention on how to make care easier (more consumer driven) – providing patient services when and where it is needed/desired.In the Innovation Pavilion, I was able to speak to an innovative company called TytoCare. They have developed a home exam kit that allows caregivers and patients the ability to complete a comprehensive exam within their home – heart, lungs, skin, ears, temp, etc. and provide the results to a physician electronically or speak with a physician via a telehealth visit. From there, they can receive the next steps in their care whether it’s receiving a script or referral for additional services – all without leaving the home…really cool stuff.
Integration, integration…several companies at the show this year were touting their ability to be “the integrator” for all the tools out there with new platforms, API and EDI management services. With EHRs continuing to open up APIs, and the multiple layers of disparate systems that organizations must manage, companies like MuleSoft are wanting to play the middle-man and get everyone sharing information.Even the bigger players like Dell are throwing their name in the hat with their Boomi platform (BTW-thanks for the funky socks!).
All in all, a great experience seeing some of the amazing work coming out of extremely smart companies and finally seeing (tangibly) the shift to making it easier for the patient to get the care they need, when they need it and be more in control of their health. The team here at Engage Mobile came back re-energized and extremely excited to be a part of this fast-paced and dynamic industry.
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