Wearables lack clinical impact according to new study.

Recently Cedars-Sinai Medical center published a paper on the impact that wearables have on clinical evidence.

They took 27 studies and found wearables had no significant impact on a number of metrics.

“The study adds to a growing body of research indicating that clinical evidence has struggled to keep pace with the hype surrounding wearables.”  as stated in the article on FierceHealthcare website.

In the digital health startup accelerator I am working as a mentor a lot of new companies base their model on the use of sensors and wearables. It will be interesting to see if and how this impact also exist here in the Netherlands.

‘Wearables and remote monitoring devices do not improve clinical outcomes, but researchers say more data could change that assessment.’

At WoHIT, a Finnish HIT Leader Details a Groundbreaking Nationwide Health Data Initiative | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology

Now this is a really interesting and novel concept up North. Looking for ways to combine several data sources in the Health/Wellbeing domain. Will have to read more about this to put it in perspective on our own national situation.

Source: At WoHIT, a Finnish HIT Leader Details a Groundbreaking Nationwide Health Data Initiative | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology