Pairing remote monitoring devices with event driven medicine algorithms has the potential to address home health care’s current reliability and usability limitations. Studies have shown that home devices in this setting are fit to address the needs of chronic illnesses.
Why are chronic diseases fit for this purpose? The non-intensive nature of chronic disease. Chronic diseases need daily monitoring, but not constant monitoring. Chronic diseases typically involve the elderly and event driven medicine takes the responsibility out of the users hands and into the decision process of a defined algorithm. For more data, see Dr. John Halamka’s views in this information week article here, and the devices enabling remote chronic care at Wearablesandapps.com.