RFID-Enabled Journals Help Patients Track and Manage Chronic Diseases at Meridian Health

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Meridian Health, which operates five New Jersey hospitals and a home-care service, has developed electronic health journals for patients to answer key questions regarding symptoms of their condition, such as adult asthma, pain, COPD and depression, as well as an RFID-enabled journal to improve medication management, and to offer greater independence and safety to patients with chronic diseases. The journals' latest application targets poor sleep health—a pervasive problem, with 25 percent of U.S. adults reporting insufficient sleep or rest at least 15 out of every 30 days. Learn how the firm's newest application enables patients to monitor their sleeping habits during the night, in the comfort of their own home. This smart card, worn during the night, tracks overall activity levels associated with sleep and combines that knowledge with common daily symptoms into a core sleep assessment, providing a method for monitoring the impact of lifestyle changes on sleep patterns. Speaker: Sandra Elliott, Director of Consumer Technology and Service Development, Meridian Health