The wearable bandwagon: Should providers jump on?
from Healthcare Dive
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year is all about wearable technology, which the Consumer Electronics Association says represents a billion-dollar market in America. And as excitement over Apple's smart watch and other innovations brews, there's a lot of talk about the potential of mobile wearables and health-tracking mobile apps to improve consumer health by engaging people in their own health. However, while mobile tracking and cool-looking health gadgetry holds a lot of promise, can it really make a dent in what physicians must increasingly consider — quality improvement scores? And has the technology evolved enough for providers to incorporate wearables into their care strategy?
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