When health care providers have access to patient’s home-based monitoring devices that record things such as sleep and eating habits, their weight and their blood pressure, outcomes are better and costs are reduced, according to a recent Boston Globe article. In the article, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka comments that as more of these health-tracking devices are made available to consumers, the more doctors will want to tap into that data for use in preventive patient care. “We want to watch how you’re living in the home,” he said. “We want to make interventions sooner rather than later and we want to keep you out of the hospital.”
Get Real Health’s InstantPHR™ platform can collect and then feed properly sourced, well-structured patient-generated data into any EHR to offer clinicians this holistic view of their patient by enabling them to interact with their patients and access patient health information, including vital patient reported home health data. This leads to greater patient engagement, fewer hospital readmissions, improved outcomes and improved overall health. By using InstantPHR™, physicians can manage care plans with greater ease and reliability.