Wearable Tech & Health Monitoring
Wearable technology in healthcare is revolutionizing the way patient monitoring and overall patient care is done. No longer are we just seeing devices such as insulin pumps and glucose meters installed on patients’ bodies. Nowadays, patients can be scanned using wearable technology while they are undergoing treatment so that detailed information on their health is readily available. Wearables are also allowing healthcare professionals and providers to plan treatments and prescribe the right medication for a patient. Also, it helps to ensure that a patient’s treatment will not be compromised due to errors or delays typically observed with traditional monitoring.
Healthcare providers benefit from wearable technology in the last few years, many medical providers have been using new technologies that allow them to deliver personalized messages directly to patients. We saw a rise in telehealth and connected care through software platforms. The platforms were used by hospitals and clinics throughout the United States and is helping patients get in touch with healthcare providers in an easy, private fashion. Here are some examples of how the technology helps patients and providers:
Managing clinical records for hospitals and other institutions are now able to create electronic patient records (EPRS) that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. However, EPRS are often difficult to manage. A problem is that EPRS files contain all sorts of details – diagnosis notes, lab, and radiology reports, imaging information, medications… When these files are in electronic format, it can be difficult for clinicians to access them and make alterations when necessary. With a remote patient monitoring system that connects to the Internet and a platform such as VOLA, clinicians can access and update all EPRS data from any location at any time.
Remote patient monitoring as previously mentioned, health monitoring through wearables such as monitors and lapel alarms has improved patient care and cut costs for health insurance companies. However, healthcare providers are still required to set up and maintain a connection between a physician’s office and their EMRs. With a portable patient portal, healthcare providers can now easily enter the health-monitoring data needed from anywhere they are – a benefit that will make remote patient care easier than ever before.
Reducing medical errors commonly seen in the past, healthcare providers have been forced to make patients wait for long periods of time to be seen by specialists in order to make changes or diagnose a problem. With wearable technology, patients can be seen more quickly and more frequently without compromising patient care. This helps healthcare providers identify potential problems earlier and make appropriate adjustments on the fly. Even patients with chronic illnesses can now go into healthcare facilities and immediately begin to recover, rather than spending weeks recovering in their home setting.
Technology integration in the healthcare environment has helped to reduce waiting time for patients, improve patient care, provide easier access to medical records and monitor symptoms. Further improvements are being designed to make healthcare better at preventing and treating health problems before they occur, as well as making it easier for patients and healthcare workers to communicate and interact. The future of healthcare is one in which doctors and nurses have the tools and technology they need to diagnose and treat every patient more effectively and efficiently. By integrating wearable technology into healthcare facilities, healthcare professionals can give patients the access and information they need to lead a healthy life.
Our mission is to support the rapidly growing digital transformation of the healthcare industry. We do this by equipping medical offices and telehealth providers with customizable and affordable technology. One of our key differentiators is our ability to connect laboratory tests into the workflow of telehealth services. Additionally, we have a dedicated SaaS product line to support laboratories and laboratory marketing organizations.