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Online Health Services - helping patients to manage their chronic illness at home

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:16am

Online Health Services - helping patients to manage their chronic illness at home: "Almost 80 percent of health care spending in the United States goes to the care of chronic patients. Still, most doctors and nurses know little about what is happening to these patients in between their office visits. This lack of ongoing visibility often leads to patient suffering and costly emergency room visits. Thanks to recent technological developments, Accenture believes that promising solutions are on the horizon.

Accenture Technology Labs, Accenture's research and development (R&D) organization, has developed Online Health Services, a prototype that uses emerging technologies, such as wireless wearable and home health devices, to enable remote, continuous patient monitoring and proactive intervention. The prototype combines the latest advancements in the Labs' Sensor Telemetry and Information Insight R&D areas, which focus, respectively, on gathering sensor data from the physical world and analyzing it to improve outcomes, including better quality patient care and lower costs for healthcare providers and payers."

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