5 Key Points Physicians Should Know
In today’s digital world, we have smartphones, smart homes -- and increasingly we will have smart healthcare. From pills to pacemakers, a growing number of medical devices will be connected to the internet, enabling both patients and physicians to enhance the health of individuals and populations. Another aspect of this trend – telemedicine – is already taking off, with particular support from employers and encouragement by the federal government.
These advances, known generally as the Internet of Things (IoT), offer huge promise for the future of healthcare. Telemedicine is already saving money for patients, providers and payers, especially by reducing the frequency and length of hospital visits1.