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Study Finds IT-enabled Homecare Could Saves Billions

March 11, 2008
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A new study from the Washington-based Deloitte Center for Health Solutions finds that better coordination of in-home medical treatment and technological advances could mean a potential $400 billion savings to the U.S. healthcare system.

The Deloitte study, “Connected Care: Technology Enabled Care at Home," promotes self-care and an electronically connected patient/physician relationship as the foundation of a new model of healthcare with more emphasis on prevention and the seamless coordination of medical treatment.

According to the study, applying in-home technologies via the connected care model would lead to increased medication adherence, a reduction in avoidable post-acute complications, and an improvement in self-care management of chronic conditions. The eventual net result, the study projects, could be an annual savings of 20 percent or more.

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