5 Ways to Optimize your Remote Patient-monitoring Efforts

You could say that Americans are obsessed with wearables. There are more than 400 fitness bands, smart watches and other wearable health-related devices on the market, with new ones emerging every day. International Data Corp. predicts that the wearables market will grow by 173 percent in 2015, during which more than 72 million wearables are expected to be shipped to customers. We use them for everything from counting the steps we take in a day to tracking medications, sleep, weight loss or pregnancy. But are wearables worth all the buzz? As positive as it sounds, convincing millions of Americans to monitor their own health data — a movement dubbed the “quantified self” — is unlikely to have much impact on the country’s health as a whole. For one thing, wearable…


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