While robots are not yet mainstream in healthcare, strides are being made in implementing the technology.
In order to confirm the effectiveness of efforts underway to combat the opioid epidemic, the data that tracks the population in medication-assisted treatment, along with success or failure in the treatment programs, is of vital importance.
The opioid crisis has generated much data to monitor the problem and analyze its scope and trends. Statistics can describe the demographics of the opioid addict, describe the source and type of drug abuse, and aggregate data to assess the extent of the opioid crisis.
In August, the US Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Program released the 2017 National Health Center Data, which included data on the adoption of health information technology and capabilities.
In a state of imminent natural disaster where patients must be evacuated quickly, health information exchange seems the obvious choice for sharing health information between evacuating and receiving facilities. But not all facilities necessarily belong to the same HIE.
PGHD—gathered using digital health tools such as online questionnaires, personal health records, mobile apps, wearables, and connected medical devices—can help patients become more engaged in their own care or even take back their lives.