The quantified patient: Boston hospitals show the future of data-driven remote care


About seven in 10 Americans track some health indicator, like their weight, diet or symptom from their homes (even if they take a low-tech, paper and pen approach). But now hospitals are adopting more high-tech ways to help doctors follow along remotely.

Last month, for example, Boston’s non-profit Partners HealthCare launched a new system that enables patients to share information from their home medical devices with their doctors’ electronic records. The program, which some have described as a first in its field, allows patients to use blood glucose meters, blood pressure cuffs, bathroom scales and other devices to collect their own data and then transmit it securely through a computer or mobile device to the hospital’s database.

Although the system is just over one month old, it looks as though early signs are positive. According to a Monday story in the Boston Globe, the program, which is most…

View original post 304 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s