The applications leading this breakout reminded us that the ability to improve our physical and mental health is literally in our hands! Covering everything from exercise to sleep to mental positivity, these tools approach health by understanding and capturing data as it relates to the whole body.
The 5 tools in this breakout continued to add fire to the empowered patient movement. By enabling consumer data access at the tip of your fingers, the technology demonstrations highlighted here showcased the varied and encompassing ways we can all better understand and act on our health.
By showcasing tools for providers and consumers, this breakout demonstrated the new ways in which both communities are reaching the proper diagnosis. By leveraging capabilities from our smartphones and tablets, these tools captured the future of diagnosis as it happens both in-home and at the hospital.
Defined as the health outcomes of a group of individuals, population health has given rise to a flurry of analytic solutions driving hospitals and providers to understand big data in new ways. From visualizing risk to clinical efficiency, these platforms are designed to look beyond the health of one to predict better health for all.
This breakout brought together 5 companies focused on ending the isolation so many experience alongside illness. These online patient communities use layers of data analytics to draw together patients with similar conditions, which in turn creates not only new friendships, but also the space to discuss and find alternative drug and treatment information.
A handful of companies are blazing a trail from reactionary to proactive medicine in a number of ways. From leveraging genome sequencing on an individual basis, to manipulating big data to mine emerging conditions across entire populations, these companies are leading the way to predict patient diagnosis intervention.
Hospitals, like a machine, need to be well oiled to run properly. While our comparison may be a bit… crude… we’ve seen the functionality of hospital administrative tools grow in new and expansive ways each quarter. This breakout addressed the work done behind the scenes to ensure hospitals and providers are able to remain focused on care.
The segment of health care with the most growth trajectory has been wearable technology, and over the past year health IT has developed sensors and trackers for every facet of our lives. Worn from our heads to our toes, and even in our homes, these devices are capturing data related to anything and everything from sleep to chronic illness to sun exposure.
Increasingly digital tools are engaging and interacting with our health in new ways. This breakout focused on how these interfaces provide health care in new ways -whether it be via telemedicine, digital health coaching, educational content, or care delivery.