This month the Forum’s Innovation Series will present a program titled, “Connected Health: Emerging Technologies Poised to Make our Lives Better.” It includes a panel of thought leaders including executives from companies like Boston-based Orbita, a startup that works with technology partners to enhance the efficacy of their solutions through improved patient engagement. In fact, the Orbita story is a lesson in how connected health is a complex puzzle best solved by companies coming together in synergistic relationships.
Here’s how Orbita’s president, Nathan Treloar, describes how Orbita, and ultimately patient engagement, fits into connected health:
“In the healthcare space our customers range from providers, people who are providing care for patients outside clinical settings as well as in clinical settings, to device manufacturers who are trying to create experiences around medical devices that engage patients, to pharmaceuticals who are trying to figure out how to drive better adherence to medications, etc. In the end, patient engagement is a means to an end for those organizations. An engaged patient is more likely to adhere to their treatments, more likely to recover from an acute event, more likely to have a properly managed chronic care issue. So patient engagement for our customers is really about [achieving] the triple aim of healthcare: improving the quality of care, improving patient satisfaction, and ultimately driving costs down.”
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