Home-monitoring implementation stalled by ongoing logistics

May 1, 2007

While new breeds of consumer medical devices-as well as healthcare-oriented variations of existing devices, such as cell phones, computers and televisions-might hold enormous promise, stakeholders across the industry agree that formidable technical, regulatory, security and reimbursement obstacles continue to stand in the way. The current healthcare delivery model is under pressure, which has many anticipating an alternative model of care that places greater emphasis on technologically advanced in-home care and monitoring.