From telemedicine robots to toilet sensors, remote patient monitoring technology continues to win venture capital. These nine startups have landed funding in the past year.
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Vivify provides cloud-based applications that patients can use from home to access their care plan and keep track of their vital signs. The data is transmitted to physicians, who can access it on mobile devices, computers and Internet-connected television. The software includes medical coaching, customized care plans, videoconferencing with physicians and educational videos. The platform is interoperable with EMRs, PHRs and HIEs. The challenge Vivify and providers will have with many of these patient-data tools is getting people to use them consistently.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?