Wearable Technology in Healthcare

The Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recently completed a survey that revealed what has providers delighted and concerned about the possibilities for integrating wearable technology into healthcare practice. The benefit of wearable technology is important due to:

  • It is personal since they are present in moments of a patient’s life when other technology is not
  • It can be programmed to help wearers track their healthy decisions and set goals, hopefully helping impact development of chronic diseases sch as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease (as well as help those with the conditions to remain healthier.)
  • It provides just-in-time coaching that helps to create positive habits, such as step counting.
  • It is, for the most part, affordable.

Explore the results of the survey by clicking here.