It's tantalizing, as Nick West, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and DVP Global Medical Affairs, Vascular, Abbott, points out.
"Patient centricity is not a new concept, but with the rush to embrace the newest and most fashionable technologies, perhaps the delivery of truly personalized healthcare can be overlooked. In such an evolving future, the mass penetration of smart consumer devices could act as an enabler of patient centricity and allow enhanced patient engagement and empowerment. Such devices are not the answer on their own, but as agents capable of supporting adherence and behavioral change, they could yet prove the cornerstone of a holistic and socially-conscious approach to personalized care — one that could begin to address, or at least avoid perpetuating, the health inequities inherent in contemporary delivery of healthcare."
And as that technological divide is closed, "creating incentives and realistic, attainable goals for patients, physicians, and healthcare leaders to lower readmission rates" can help people living with CAD and PAD, the authors write.
At Abbott, we have a mission to restore dignity to healthcare through medical technology that's affordable and accessible to help billions more by 2030.
Delivering on that promise is crucial for healthcare professionals on all sides helping people can live their best lives.
That's how billions of people can enjoy technology's promise as it proliferates, as novelty reaches necessity.
And get past its dichotomy of dividing us from the haves and the have nots, as ubiquity reaches universality.
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