President of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital says trained professionals critical

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – As health care evolves, technology will play a bigger role, but trained professionals will still be a critical need.

Doug Ekeren, President of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says technology is only part of the diagnostic solution.

Ekeren says they work to align their staff with the new technology.

Ekeren says the next level of medical technology will involve more wearables.

Ekeren says another challenge is tracking the patient data that they gather.

Ekeren says the spreading use of technology is one way to slow the rise in health care costs.