Company iGetBetter hopes that remote patient monitoring with phone apps and wearables will reduce hospital admissions and increase patient compliance after procedures. The platform allows patients to access post-op directions on a mobile device, ask questions, and send data directly to their physician. Using this program helps healthcare providers reduce costs by avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions and office visits. Pilot projects are now testing the system, and the first year has had positive results.
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