What is Automated, Connected and Coordinated Care?
The United States spends almost $3 trillion a year on healthcare. While nearly 75 percent of that spending is for the treatment and management of chronic diseases and their complications, our healthcare system is currently designed and optimized for acute care in a medical setting.
We believe there is an enormous opportunity to redesign our healthcare system around a more continuous, more responsive, “automated, connected and coordinated” model of healthcare delivery at home, one specifically tailored to manage individuals both at-risk and suffering from chronic diseases.
By continuously monitoring health status, and providing iterative feedback to patients in the form of subtle variations in behavior, dosages of medications, or specific treatments, we could manage chronic disease with an unprecedented level of care, keeping patients well and comfortable at their homes. Such continuous care could bring substantial savings by helping avoid expensive and burdensome complications and interventions. Estimates of cost savings from such an approach could include savings of $25 to $45 billion per year from reducing preventable readmissions and health complications, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Our Work in Automated, Connected and Coordinated Care
Emmersiv: Autism Therapy
Behavioral therapy for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is expensive and often unavailable. To address this, our “Emmersiv” project team is researching a supplemental therapy solution built on the Microsoft Kinect platform. We think this could save the health system up to $1 billion a year.See our Emmersiv Research
American Journal of Preventive Medicine Supplement
Join the discussion on the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Supplement focused on health care cost crisis The West Health Institute and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine have collaborated on an extensive peer reviewed publication providing insights on how key stakeholders can help avert the crisis of expanding costs in health care. Titled “Addressing
Improving Perinatal Care in the Rural Regions Worldwide
Enabled Antepartum Fetal Monitoring: A Demonstration Project
HCI-DC 2012 Care Innovations Summit Recap
On January 26, 2012, health delivery systems, physicians, innovators, policymakers, academics and venture capitalists gathered at the Care Innovations Summit in Washington, D.C.
Connected Care News
Oral Health Should Not Take a Backseat to General Health, Particularly for Seniors in Need
Shelley Lyford writes about her recent panel discussion on oral health at the 2016 Aging in America Conference in Washington DC
AirStrip website crashes after Apple Watch exposure
Apple's special event launching new iPhones and iPads is kicked off with the West Health Institute-developed Sense4Baby, which is being used to help moms and babies everywhere with the Apple Watch and AirStrip Technologies