Remote Patient Monitoring: Crafting the Future Landscape of Healthcare

Speaker  Liviu Klein

Affiliation  UCSF

Host  Desney Tan

Duration  00:54:02

Date recorded  24 March 2014

US healthcare is at a cross road, with ever rising costs and mediocre delivery of care. The aging population and the increase in chronic health conditions will further add to this problem. The traditional reactionary paradigm where patients develop a condition and then seek medical attention will need to change in order to deliver better care. Remote patient monitoring has the potential of continuous sampling of physiologic data that can be mined and used to develop predictive algorithms in order to proactively assess patient health and lead to early interventions, when less aggressive and expensive therapies might have the best outcome. The speaker will make his case by using the example of one of the most morbid and expensive cardiovascular conditions: heart failure.

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