5.1.10 Healthcare model flowchart
The figure shows a flowchart of basic processes in our model of a healthcare solution. (It uses same the same key as in Table 1). Wearable sensors on a patient provide monitoring to inform patients and other healthcare workers while creating an historical record to identify trends in a patient’s health. Based on these trends, a patient may be notified of an unhealthy condition, or medical personnel may be dispatched. This is an example of a feedback loop. Additionally, analysis of historical data can help to identify opportunities and improvements in the overall operation of the healthcare system. This can lead to future processes that help patients in ways we cannot identify now.