There are several challenges and opportunities on the road to a truly connected, hospital to home healthcare system. Stuart Long, CEO of InfoBionics, discusses new innovations as well as what’s needed to move connected care and remote patient monitoring to the next level of adoption.
There is an increased need to foster effective and improved dynamics between people, processes, knowledge and technology to generate an output of safety. “Nudges,” which can help optimize choices by encouraging safer and healthier behaviors, are a promising option.
You’d think there’s not much to the concept of an alarm. A warning sounds in a room, or a red light flashes, and it has your attention. You know something must be wrong. But in a setting where a cacophony of alarming lights and sounds beset healthcare workers on a regular basis, these essential systems become increasingly easy to miss or ignore.
Companies developing technologies that integrate AI need to consider regulatory concerns, community demographics, fitting into existing workflows, technical proficiency of both the hospital personnel and consumers.
The winning innovators will receive grant awards of upwards of $50,000.
The pace of innovation in the ICU is orders of magnitude slower than that of the cath lab and OR, and the COVID-19 crisis has pushed, tested, and exposed ICUs for lacking state-of-the-art technology and resources.