The explosion of technology that measure, monitor and inform individuals about their health status continues to explode. Are these devices accurate, how do they integrate into the EMR and the plan of Care?
This was the topic of an IOM Health Literacy Round table.
From a personal perspective, I have used social media and a healthcare smart phone application to very effectively as standalone devices in reducing my risk for chronic conditions.
As the EMR’s continue to evolve this technology is beginning to become embedded. What are the risks, benefits, pitfalls and opportunities?
Please see the attached link for more information of this area of rapid change.
Link leads to: http://nationalacademies.org/hmd/reports/2015/health-literacy-and-consumer-facing-technology.aspx