What if we could build the psychology of behaviour change into an intelligent virtual assistant that is with you 24/7? True Image Interactive has developed the world’s first Human Avatar Health Coach, an Intelligent Virtual Assistant that combines health monitoring technology, predictive analytics, and the psychology of behaviour change to help patients manage their own health. Each of the critical variables are seamlessly integrated into an interactive patient experience tha
In 2016, Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare is already providing demonstrable benefits in improved patient outcomes and cost savings for the health industry. Patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes and CCF are experiencing AI through a Care Coach in the home. In this recent article, Reenita Das, Senior Vice President of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Frost & Sullivan explores Five Technologies That Will Disrupt Healthcare By 2020.
A salutary lesson about the inherent risks for patients at the time of discharge from hospital is reported in a recent article in the Washington Post. It is important that we ask ourselves whether this could happen in Australia and what could be done to prevent such a tragedy. The issues of medication prescribing controls, education and compliance loom large and while recent initiatives in Victoria will go some way towards helping where patients seek out excessive medications
In a recent article published on-line by BMJ Quality & Safety on 5th April 2016, Friebel & Steventon present a timely discussion on the role of financial penalties in preventing unnecessary re-admissions. In both the US and England, there are policies in place that seek to provide a financial incentive for hospitals to prevent unnecessary re-admissions. While such means are not generally in place in Australia, it is certainly a subject of wide discussion. Most would argue th