Earlier this year a survey released by Salesforce highlighted not only how wide the disconnect between excitement around wearables and their actual use is, but also shed light on massive opportunities for improved connections and outcomes for both patients and providers.
There has been a slew of new reimbursement models, regulations, advancements in telemedicine and wearable devices that we’ve seen explode onto the healthcare scene in the past few years. There are heart rate monitors and step trackers as well as mobile pharmacy apps, smart pill dispensers and other new technology that aims to transform the healthcare and pharmacy experience.
However, people have traditionally shown a preference for the lifestyle apps including fitness, nutrition and heart rate aids, and have been much slower to adopt disease management tools.
So SpiceHeads, I'm curious to see what wearable technology everyone has actually tried. Whether you tried something for personal lifestyle reasons or as part of a health initiative, what have you tried out and what was your experience with it?