Currently, more than six in 10 Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease or health condition that demands medical attention to monitor or treat once diagnosed. At the same time, many Americans lack affordable, convenient, and adequate healthcare; food, water, education, utilities, shelter, and safety; and community services, family, or social support.

New research from Forrester finds that remote healthcare devices potentially have a huge role to play in making a difference in access to healthcare and ongoing healthcare-based support for more Americans. However, there’s ways to go before many working in the industry fully buy in.

There are four standout factors summing up physicians’ hesitancy towards remote devices, according to Forrester:

  • Studying consumers’ data isn’t incorporated into the physician workday or passion.
  • Common reimbursement models reward instances of care over continuous care.
  • Visibility into health metrics may create noise for physicians and stress for consumers.
  • Physicians’ trust of data or insights from consumer devices isn’t universal.

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