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Body, Home, and Community 

Body, Home, and Community
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Body, Home, and Community
Author(s):

Mark E. Frisse

, and Karl E. Misulis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190855574.003.0023
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date: 27 July 2021

Sensors worn on the person (e.g., smartwatches), sensors in the home, and community-based resources are providing new data and connecting individuals in ways that promise to improve care. The rapid growth of mobile devices that can be worn or integrated into the immediate environment satisfies a need most humans have for connection and convenience. Through these devices, families and clinicians can develop greater insights into behaviors and, through social networks and other resources, connect individuals sharing common health interests. These resources often originate from commercial products and not from traditional healthcare delivery systems. Their availability is also providing new opportunities for health plans and other stakeholders to participate in care.

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