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The Age of Mobile Everything: Telehealth and Wearables Filling in Gaps of Care

Technology’s role in healthcare is constantly increasing. In the age of “mobile everything,” applications have begun to create a virtual health world which increases convenience and patient engagement. However, does the use of these wearable technologies create a gap in patient/care provider communication?

Key topics:

 

  • Virtual visits to check up on patients

  • Improve clinician to clinician communication

  • Health apps keeping family members updated and involved in the patient’s recovery

  • Does telehealth cost more than seeing a doctor in person?

  • Progress ECG app on Apple Watch