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Telehealth Primer: Wearables

    Wearable technology encompasses the range of devices used by consumers to track their health- and activity-related data, typically enabled by a wireless internet connection. As the multiple functions of wearables on the market continue to expand, consumers are becoming more invested in the potential for these devices to improve their daily habits.

    What are the emerging trends driving the adoption of wearables?

    The recent move toward enterprise-wide adoption of wearables is driven in large part by the evolving relationship between health care and technology. Wearable technology can help to facilitate patient activation and improve clinical outcomes. Both leading device manufacturers and progressive provider organizations are experimenting with integration of these patient-reported outcomes into evolving clinical practices.

    The primer details how rising interest in health data, advancing care innovation, and expansion of FDA device approvals has impacted the adoption of wearables.

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