Here's a look at some of the most innovative healthcare startups and health apps featured at the NYeC Digital Health Conference and the Connected Health Symposium.
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If you've ever been discharged from the hospital after major surgery or visited an ED, you know how hard it is to concentrate on what the nurse is telling you about taking your meds or properly redressing your surgical wound. In fact, nine out of ten Americans cannot reiterate the basic patient education they've been provided, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Vocera offers a simple solution to the problem: A discharge communication platform that records the live discharge instructions given by clinicians at the point of care. The recording is then made available to patients and their families to review using any phone, mobile device, or computer. Vocera's "Good to Go" system also can create and send appointment reminders, tasks, and care messages to patients via text or email.
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