Connecting patients and healthcare practitioners with remote patient monitoring
Now that we are moving towards a more connected world, the amount of data the healthcare sector collects is overwhelming. However, more often than not, all of this data remains unused, thus making it a cost to the organization. On top of that, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) analyzed Medicare claims data and concluded that three-quarters of readmissions within 30 days were potentially preventable, using remote patient monitoring. Even if organizations start collecting data through remote patient monitoring or through other IoT solutions for healthcare, integration of the data with their electronic health record (EHR) still remains a major challenge.
Remote Patient Monitoring App for Senior Citizens
Softweb Solutions developed the cross-platform app that communicates with the Pebble watch and enables the patient or caregiver to manage their emergency contacts, medicine alerts. Download the case study and learn more about it.
The role of remote patient monitoring
With the use of IoT, patient data can be collected remotely and can be analyzed to improve patient care by making it more proactive rather than relying on reactive hospitalizations. Remote patient monitoring collects patients’ health data and vital information that is updated in real-time to provide accurate details concerning patient health. Such solution can generate alerts and notifications that allow healthcare providers to know whether the patients are in stable or critical conditions even when they are away from the hospital.
Cross-platform mobile app for a fetal heart rate monitoring system
A popular company that manufactures medical devices for hospitals and healthcare centers, created a fetal heart rate monitoring system. It needed an application to access the data that this device redirects to a cloud-based service.
With the help of remote monitoring devices, remote patient monitoring encourages patients to manage their health and medication at home while also meeting compliance and protocols that endorse long-term wellness. Furthermore, telehealth can also significantly affect long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC), which reduces the need for readmission, thus reducing the associated care cost.