Each day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. To put that number into perspective, this means that we’ve generated 90 percent of the world’s data in the last two years alone. This data gives us much deeper insights into personal behaviors and information. More specifically, patient-generated health data (PGHD) – including information from wearables, health apps, and home health devices – is offering healthcare providers a deeper understanding of their patients’ health and well-being outside the hospital setting. And, when this data is integrated into programs of care, it can enable proactive interventions and better condition management – limiting unnecessary doctors’ visits and preventable hospital readmissions.

While data-driven virtual care programs are being scaled across leading health systems today, challenges remain on how to effectively deploy, implement, and scale a program for success across departments and disease states. At a roundtable during the 2018 Connected Health Conference, leaders and stakeholders from all corners of the healthcare system – including patients, payers, providers, and technologists – discussed how to overcome barriers to the deployment of remote monitoring programs.

Providers often fear that the integration of PGHD into the electronic health record (EHR) or other clinical system will lead to a deluge of raw data that care teams are unable to glean valuable insights from in a reasonable amount of time. Simply delivering PGHD into clinical systems isn’t the answer – these data must be aggregated and visualized in a way that enables providers to efficiently analyze the data and make decisions supported by the information.

“There’s a common theme. Okay, we have the data but now we need to make this data smart. How do we make this data useful?” said the head of innovation for a leading global medical device manufacturer during the roundtable.

In the most recent white paper, healthcare leaders discuss the importance of making patient-generated data actionable within clinical workflows, along with other best practices for successfully scaling virtual care management.

Read more and find out the five key steps to operationally implementing remote monitoring programs in the white paper.

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