January 9, 2009
Meridian Makes CES Good For Your Health
Solutions to tomorrow's (and even today's) health problems may be found among the latest gizmos and gadgets at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show
Meridian Health, a not-for-profit hospital and healthcare provider based in
With an academic medical center, two community hospitals, a children's hospital, in-home care services, nursing homes, and other health care facilities, Meridian is an organization on the front lines of today's health care battles. A rapidly aging population, the climbing number of uninsured, escalating cost for care, and declining rate of government and managed care reimbursement, are just a few of the challenges that continue to make healthcare one of the nation's number one issues. The need for technologies to integrate into the healthcare system can seamlessly connect patient-to-doctor-to-hospital, while reducing errors and unnecessary hospitalizations.
Together with several of its technology partners, Meridian is hosting the Digital Health Tech Zone (74448E) at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at the 2009 CES. Technologies highlighted in the Tech Zone include remote clinical vital sign management; in-home safety, fall and sleep monitoring; and mobile phone-based chronic disease management.
"New approaches to keeping people healthy and independent longer through the use of person or home based technologies will enable our organization to provide personalized solutions that fit seamlessly into our patient's daily lives," says
Meridian Health has been named one of the top 100 Most Wired and top 25 Most Wireless Health Systems in
SOURCE Meridian Health System