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A high-tech cure for health costs

Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2009
Dozens of large and small companies are turning to wireless technology to help achieve the Obama administration's goal of a healthcare system that keeps people healthier for less. A 2008 study that was distributed by a coalition of companies and organizations that support healthcare reform predicted annual savings from remote monitoring at $10.1 billion for U.S. sufferers of congestive heart failure, $6.1 billion for diabetes, and $4.9 billion for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. But claims about cost savings from new technology often don't pan out.