82% of clinicians say connected tech will improve geriatric care, Philips finds

Forty percent of healthcare professionals believe connected care technology will improve long-term management and tracking of medical issues, according to Philips' "Future Health Index" report.

Philips — in partnership with IPSOS, an independent global market research firm — surveyed 3,891 healthcare professionals and 29,410 adults in 19 countries. To supplement these findings, Philips also interviewed 10 clinicians in each of the 19 countries, including physicians and nurses.

Here are four ways healthcare professionals believe connected care will be significant.

1. Improving elderly and geriatric care services: 82 percent

2. Home care services: 81 percent

3. Treatment of medical issues: 81 percent

4. Diagnosis of medical conditions: 77 percent

Despite interest in the technology, many healthcare professionals question the accuracy and quality of data collected by these devices. Twenty-two percent of healthcare professionals would be more likely to use connected care technology if they saw case studies of its use and success, while 19 percent would like to see randomized control trials.

Click here to view the full report.

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