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Connected Health Leadership Summit - 2009 1. Situation
Demographic shift, patient numbers, chronic diseases, long-term care (chronic disease treatment > 70% of healthcare costs) .
Number of nurses and physicians will decrease (> 20%).
Policymakers have to perform balance: improving quality, productivity, effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare delivery.
Most promising approach: integrated and preventive healthcare
Telemedicine one of the fastest growing markets in the medical device business ⇒ motor for job creation in the European Union.
Connected Health Leadership Summit - 2009 1. Situation What is Telemedicine/Telehealth? Doc 2 Patient (RPM) Doc2Doc
Connected Health Leadership Summit - 2009 1. Situation What is Remote Patient Monitoring? Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses devices to remotely collect / send data (using DSL, broadband, cellular, satellite networks or conventional telephone lines) to a monitoring station for interpretation. Such RPM applications include morbidity relevant vital signs, knowledge and behaviour as well as therapy management programs to monitor and manage behaviour of patients living at home or otherwise outside the expensive infrastructure of a hospital. Such services can be used to support any medical service providers as physicians, hospitals, disease management organizations and to supplement the use of visiting nurses.