Technology Is Getting Patients Involved in Care at Home

February 15, 2011

How can everyday devices like a weight scale and a blood pressure cuff keep an individual from returning to the hospital? They can if they are directly connected to a patient's healthcare provider for remote monitoring and feedback if needed.

How can everyday devices like a weight scale and a blood pressure cuff keep an individual from returning to the hospital? They can if they are directly connected to a patient's healthcare provider for remote monitoring and feedback if needed.

As the home-based care model evolves, devices such as these will be vital to the success of patients being engaged in their own well-being, according to Chuck Parker, executive director for Continua Health Alliance. In this podcast, Parker explains how technology can help patients better manage their health and also maintain their lifestyle from the comfort of their own home with the help of their healthcare providers.