"virtual care" articles

International research firm Parks Associates  will host the fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers , August 29-31 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. The event will analyze the roles of connected health technologies and innovations in driving changes in consumer behaviors and business models and is focused on data-driven, human-centric patient experience and engagement. Early registration  for the three-day event, which includes a pre-show research...
Dr. Joseph Smith , President and CEO, Reflexion Health, provided insight on several key industry trends ahead of Parks Associates’ 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference , which will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport: What does the industry need to do to speed up the slow growth of overall smart home adoption? Provide a clear, intuitive value proposition and delight those who purchase and adopt. It is not enough for the home to...
Avner Halperin , CEO, EarlySense, provided insight on several key industry trends ahead of Parks Associates’ 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference , which will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport: What are the best use cases for consumers and the Internet of Things? One of the most rewarding and exciting developments in the Internet of Things movement is its healthcare applications. Advanced and constantly-improving technology provides users with...
At the 2017 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference , Independa, Inc. , a global leader in remote engagement technologies, announced its partnership with ProMatura Group, LLC , a global market research and advisory firm specializing in older adults. ProMatura’s impact plan, derived from its proprietary satisfaction surveys, paired with voice of the consumer (VOC) monitoring tools will be accessible through Independa’s resident engagement platform, transforming staff insights on...
SAN DIEGO -- Independa, Inc. , the global leader in remote engagement technologies, announced today Jennifer Willey as chief business officer. Willey is responsible for leading strategy, marketing, sales and partnerships for Independa's commercial and consumer business units and will help to further accelerate company growth. “Bringing Jennifer on board allows Independa to advance our growth nationally and globally as the technology platform of choice for remote engagement and...
Health Affairs , a well-recognized health journal, recently published a study on telehealth (what we call “virtual care”) this week. The article contains plenty of valuable information, and the media that reported on this study used headlines such as: “Are virtual doctor visits really cost-effective? Not so much, study says,” from Kaiser Health News “Telehealth drives up healthcare utilization and spending,” from Modern Healthcare “Remote...
 
As usual, CES 2017 was a four-day extravaganza of innovations from the smartest connected car innovations to the latest bendable/flexible battery. In the digital health section of the show floor, two companies caught my attention—Israel-based TytoCare and South Korea’s Partron/Croise. Both design and manufacture what I call “personal health hub” devices. TytoCare’s hub (the TytoHome model on the right) is a half-palm-sized device with accessories that currently...
Some of the most interesting news to come out of CES this year had to do with virtual reality. With the upcoming release of the Windows Holographic System and VR headsets for around $300, it seems like 2017 may be the year that VR goes mainstream. But what does this mean for fitness and healthcare? One example of what we can expect in terms of fitness is VirZOOM. The VirZOOM platform includes a stationary bicycle that works in combination with a VR headset and accompanying software...

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