In 2013, of 26 billion dollars spent on patient readmissions in Medicare, an estimated 17 billion of this was generated by readmissions caused by avoidable factors. The most preventable of these factors - and arguably the most severe - are improper administration of therapy and medication. To combat this, we are developing a lean, smartphone-based telemedical system that not only provides personal health statistics to the patient, but relays this information to the doctor allowing for a more tailored approach to medicine. By leveraging the latest open source health monitoring algorithms and libraries, we have created a reliable, low-cost and easily implementable solution that has the potential to simultaneously improve patient care and dramatically reduce healthcare expenditure.
Researchers may make free and open use of the UC Berkeley Library’s digitized public domain materials. However, some materials in our online collections may be protected by U.S. copyright law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Use or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use (Title 17, U.S.C. § 107) requires permission from the copyright owners. The use or reproduction of some materials may also be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, privacy and publicity rights, or trademark law. Responsibility for determining rights status and permissibility of any use or reproduction rests exclusively with the researcher. To learn more or make inquiries, please see our permissions policies (https://www.lib.berkeley.edu/about/permissions-policies).