• Connectivity, digital tools becoming the ‘sixth vital sign' in health care

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Determining someone's digital health connectivity may be just as important as measuring their blood pressure, pulse or body temperature.
    In a commentary published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, David C. Klonoff, MD, medical director of the Diabetes Research Institute at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in San Mateo, California, and colleagues wrote that a patient's ability to connect with digital health platforms should be considered the “sixth vital sign” for providers.
    Klonoff proposed a 10-question, yes-or-no patient survey of virtual care
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