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Infographic: Long Term Care

A shift is taking place in long term care (ltc). This infographic visualizes this change with focus on the US.

Highlights are:

  • The number of people using ltc facilities will increase to 27 million in 2050;
  • Tech spending is on the rise: budgets for 2014 grew and this budget will go toward new investments;
  • 54% of the ltc organization respondents say technology decreases medical errors;
  • 73% state that it improves productivity;
  • A whopping 99% believe that technology helps them enhance overall care.

What is your opinion about technology in your healthcare organization? Tell us what you think.




Author: Indy Kavelaars
Source: CDW Healthcare

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INFOGRAPHIC: Healthcare IT trends for 2014

Have a look at this great overview! Some highlights:

  • $36 billion will be saved, in the next 5 years, by utilizing remote monitoring in patients with cardiac & chronic diseases;
  • 1.3 million Americans will be treated via telehealth by 2017;
  • 81% of the healthcare providers plan to make future investments in telehealth.

Our message to healthcare community; don’t wait any longer! Start with the implementation of current available solutions. Let’s make Telehealth and Remote Monitoring reality…and not a promise in an infographic!


2014 Health IT Trends Infographic Healthcare

2014 Health IT Trends Infographic Healthcare

Source: CDW community

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Infographic: Population Health Management

Another hot topic, intensively discussed in the healthcare community: Population Health Management(PHM). This HIN Infographic shows the benchmarks of their study. It’s no surprise to read the conclusion that successful PHM starts with the data and the data analysis. That means you need structured data and a system that understands the info that is gathered. See it as telemonitoring with a mobile ECG device: first you need to get the info (ecg) in, than you need to understand the data (is it an arrhythmic heart). Next step is a well-defined workflow to respond to the information. Example: after a brief contact with the patient it’s clear that the medication wasn’t taken in the way it should. With the PHM approach, 61% of the healthcare respondents expect an improvement of the medication adherence.

Don’t search any further for an easy way to improve medication adherence and the PHM approach; the PICO medication adherence support system….

Infographic Health managementSource: HIN

Author: Indy Kavelaars @ Vitaphone Netherlands

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Infographic: Reducing readmissions

The infographic of today is about reducing readmissions. As of October 2012, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services(CMS) penalizes hospitals for excess readmission rates. Some interesting facts:

  • The states with a readmission rate more then 19% are: Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.
  • 11% of the readmissions are due to medication non-adherence at a cost of nearly $100 billion annually.
  • Survey opportunities to reduce readmissions: Disease Management and Medication Reconciliation.

When does government finance the implementation of these opportunities to reduce readmissions? Vitaphone has the solutions ready for worldwide installation!

Author: Indy Kavelaars @ Vitaphone Netherlands

Reducing readmissions-Infographic

Reducing readmissions-Infographic

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Infographic: Healthcare is huge!

This infographic shows how big the healthcare industry is in the United States. What is interesting to look at?

  • In 2011 the total healthcare spending was 2.7 trillion and it is expected to double in the next decade
  • The amount of spending on healthcare technologies is increasing
  • Technology is changing the way healthcare is provided and administered
  • Reducing operational/overhead costs, increasing staff productivity, increasing patient satisfaction and improving workflow efficiency are the top priorities

US Healthcare providers rank ‘continuing medical education’ as most appealing use of Telemedicine. It seems these providers need to have a look (again) at the real definition of Telemedicine! And they will find new opportunities to reduce costs, increase productivity, efficiency & patient satisfaction!

Infographic: Healthcare is huge!

Infographic: Healthcare is huge!

Author: Indy Kavelaars

Source: CompTIA

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Infographic – Ways to address the non-adherence problem!

Non-adherence to medication is a global problem; in the US, about 125.000 deaths are linked to medication non-adherence.

Specialists suggest three ways to address this problem:

  1. Offer immediate rewards
  2. Educate people
  3. Engage people

Additional remarks to optimize adherence:

  • Pre-packaged medication for each intake moment
  • Notify people when they forget to take their medication

The PICO; Medication Adherence Support System, packs all these optimizations together. Which ways do you think are viable to improve medication adherence? Please comment below.

Take a look in the infographic why people don’t take their medication.

Ways to improve medication adherence infographic

Author: Indy Kavelaars
Source: HIN

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