Most people with chronic disease want remote monitoring

More than three-fifths of Americans living with at least one chronic disease believe that a home medical device to manage their conditions could improve their health, according to a survey commissioned by ambulatory EMR vendor Practice Fusion. Interest in remote monitoring was just as high for those without chronic disease, the San Francisco-based vendor says, though seniors--the group most likely to have a chronic ailment--showed the lowest level of enthusiasm toward home monitors of any age group, just 34 percent. Practice Fusion doesn't specify whether the survey asked about wireless devices, but the company does say it is turning the focus of its application programming interface to medical devices to provide real-time data to individual patient records. Press release