An academic medical center in New Hampshire is working to revolutionize healthcare with predictive analytics, wearable devices and the cloud. “It’s important to think about healthcare being on the precipice of what I think of as an industrial revolution,” says Dr. Jim Weinstein, president and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System. Weinstein’s goal is to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and deliver more personalized care. To get there, healthcare providers must implement technology in a more automated, systematic way.
Connected devices such as blood pressure cuffs, pulse oximeter devices and activity tracker would collect data to be transmitted to the Azure Cloud via smartphone, where it’s pulled into a Cortana Analytics Suite dashboard at a contact center, helping to prevent people from getting sick in the first place by providing physicians with actionable data that can help them provide personal, optimal care.