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Morristown Medical Center leans on technology to help patients

Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center has launched HealtheConnect, a complimentary service to empower patients and visitors to use technology in their quest for optimal health, according to a news release.

Located off the hospital lobby, the HealtheConnect store offers support from a full-time specialist who can assist in utilizing health-specific mobile apps and technology.

“As the healthcare field continues to adopt technologies to promote health and well-being, we’re happy to provide this resource to help community members further integrate new applications and technologies to improve their own health management,” David Shulkin, MD, president of Morristown Medical Center, said in the release.

Patients and guests can bring their smartphones, laptops and tablets to HealtheConnect to learn about an assortment of new health technology options, including, blood pressure monitor (connects directly to a smart phone), fitness trackers, wireless BMI scales, access to personal medical records, various health management smartphone apps and numerous other technologies.

The area also will be equipped with charging stations. HealtheConnect also plans to host monthly seminars to educate the community about health and wellness technology.

Atlantic Health System, which includes Morristown, has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, the journal of the American Hospital Association, for five consecutive years.

Earlier this year, the health system launched Be Well, its first version of four smartphone and tablet apps that allow the public to better track and maintain their health, as well as quickly access any relevant hospital information and resources, including ED wait times.

Morristown Medical Center also has deployed PatientSecure, a biometric patient identification solution that ensures the correct health record is used for every patient, every time, according to the release.

For information about HealtheConnect, visit www.AtlanticHealth.org.

By | 2014-12-01T00:00:00-05:00 December 1st, 2014|Categories: New York/New Jersey Metro, Regional|0 Comments

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