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Philips and Leiden University Medical Center extend collaboration with new research agreement on healthy aging and personal health

Philips and Leiden University Medical Center extend collaboration with new research agreement on healthy aging and personal health | eHealth - Social Business in Health | Scoop.it
  • Collaboration aims to build scientific foundation for development of  health-related wearable and mobile technologies
  • Partners will run clinically relevant trials among the elderly to identify and improve how people respond to lifestyle intervention programs that use health and activity sensors
  • Goal is to promote healthy living and active ageing lifestyles, prevent chronic disease, tailor clinical care and manage the aging process

 

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) today announced a new research collaboration aimed at improving preventative care and chronic care through wearable technologies. The organizations intend to attain new data-driven insights into the relationship between lifestyle and health in elderly people. This will support the development of personalized coaching solutions using wearable sensors to help people to age more healthy and reduce the impact of illness and chronic conditions.

 

As people live longer and lifestyles change, more people are confronted with chronic disease. In addition to having a major impact on people’s quality of life, this puts increased pressure on healthcare systems.

 

New wearable sensor technologies are rapidly becoming available and could play an important role in healthy lifestyles and treatment compliance. The current challenge is to turn the data these new devices offer into clinically relevant information. This will help build scientifically proven and clinically validated solutions to improve the outcomes of lifestyle intervention programs and medical treatments.

 

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We know by now of the potential of digital applications in health, mhealth and wearables. But we need these intitiatives like Philips and LUMC announced today to gain insights whether it works, bbut also how it works and how it might me implemented in real care. Congrats!

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How mobile tech can transform health care - Fortune Tech

How mobile tech can transform health care - Fortune Tech | eHealth - Social Business in Health | Scoop.it
Health care providers should be making use of new mobile technologies that can facilitate higher quality of care in every patient interaction. A look at what's available now.

FORTUNE -- Our country is facing a health care crisis. States are divided on Obamacare and Medicaid, and new legislation is not making any clear progress in increasing access to affordable health care. According to findings by the Urban Institute, nearly two out of every three uninsured low-income individuals — some 9.7 million people — who would have qualified for subsidized coverage under Obamacare might not receive it next year because their states have not expanded Medicaid. Also, according to a study by The Association of American Medical Colleges, we'll be facing a shortage of more than 90,000 doctors in the next five years.

While there have been a lot of gloom and doom articles about these significant health care challenges we're grappling with, there has been surprisingly little talk about the incredible technology solutions that are being developed specifically to combat these issues. Legislation is slow, but technology is fast. And there are many ways that we can begin to increase access to affordable care with technology.

A doctor's time is increasingly scarce and expensive. The only scalable, near-term solution is to enable physicians to be more efficient and manage more patients, while empowering them to improve the quality of care they can provide...

MORE: Health apps don't save people, people do

Health care providers should be making use of new mobile technologies that will empower physicians to become "coaches of care," and facilitate significantly higher quality of care in every patient interaction. Instead of people waiting for weeks or months to get a rushed appointment where they receive second rate care, health care facilities can support the wide adoption of technologies that will enable doctors to remotely connect, monitor, and interact with hundreds, even thousands of patients.

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Good to see the attitude of wondering why care is not transfering fast to a new developments and improvement of care ... whereas there is so much for development of care instead of debating it's ever growing costs. Much more indeed is to be gained "with" the help of tehcnology. But be aware, it is not about just applying technology it is about rearranging care so as to benefit from the advantages. This, actually is the great burden to progression in care improvement: change!

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