Getting to Value: Eleven Chronic Disease Technologies to Watch


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The health care industry historically has been slow to harness technology for clinical or financial benefit, and as a result, many high-value technologies with the potential to improve quality and access to care at a lower cost remain underused. This report, authored by the national health policy institute NEHI, profiles 11 emerging technologies that harness the latest advances in mobile platforms, data analytics, social networking, and telehealth to better monitor and manage chronic conditions for underserved and at-risk patients.

While there is at this point limited supportive evidence for these 11 emerging technologies, their potential for reducing costs and improving quality makes them technologies to watch.

  1. Tele-stroke care
  2. Virtual visits
  3. Mobile asthma management tools
  4. In-car telehealth
  5. Extended care eVisits
  6. Mobile clinical decision support
  7. Medication adherence tools
  8. Social media promoting health
  9. Mobile cardiovascular tools
  10. Home telehealth
  11. Mobile diabetes management tools

In addition to the profiles, the report’s authors highlight barriers to technology innovation and adoption, concluding that changes at both the institutional and policy levels will be required to drive greater adoption of these and other emerging technologies.

The complete report is available on the NEHI website through the External Link below.