Pleasanton, Calif. (June 6, 2016) — Speaking on opening day of the Fifth Annual Digital Health Summer Summit today, Leaf Healthcare CEO and co-founder Barrett Larson will discuss how modern medicine increasingly depends on wearable and other technology to improve the efficiency and quality of patient care.
"Digital technology is revolutionizing healthcare," said Larson. "Wearable technology is allowing us to deliver highly personalized care in a manner that is more efficient and effective than ever before."
Larson will make his comments during an afternoon session devoted to The Internet of Health Things, which will discuss medicine's increasing reliance on new technology to provide improved patient care, enforce care policies and increase operational efficiency.
The summit is being held today and tomorrow at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Leaf Healthcare's wearable Patient Monitoring system was recently named one of the most innovative medical devices in North America. Frost & Sullivan recognized Leaf for both its innovation and the significant benefits its Patient Monitoring system delivers to healthcare providers and patients. The consulting firm called the Leaf system "the industry's most advanced tracking system." The Leaf System was also recently recognized as one of the most innovative wearable technologies in the world at the Wearable Tech World Cup in Germany.
The Leaf system, which utilizes a wearable, wireless sensor, tracks patient movement and signals caregivers when an intervention is required to avoid immobility-related health complications. The device also continuously monitors patient activity in ways that encourage patients to meet important mobility goals, which help decrease length of stay and reduce risk of readmission.
Leaf Healthcare is a medical technology company dedicated to preventing hospital-acquired pressure injuries/ulcers and other immobility-related complications, which are some of the most common and costly hospital-acquired conditions. Several studies have shown that the FDA-cleared Leaf Patient Monitoring System is a powerful tool that reduces hospital-acquired pressure injuries/ulcers, allows providers to prioritize care, and helps provide a safer environment for patients. The Leaf System is available through Leaf Healthcare and Smith & Nephew.
To learn more, visit www.leafhealthcare.com.
Leaf Healthcare, Inc.