Patient adherence is critical to maximizing the benefits of medical wearables. In this article, we look at the key challenges to patient adherence in clinical trials and healthcare settings, and how device developers, researchers and providers can collaborate to harness the full benefits of wearables.
Gait analysis is proving to be a vital tool in elderly health care, offering insights into overall health, frailty status and early signs of disease processes. With the help of novel technology, we’re now able to capture gait and mobility beyond mere observational analysis.
Hospital at Home models are expanding capacity for overcrowded hospitals and emergency departments and providing comfort to a growing range of patients. Dave Kerwar, co-founder of Inbound Health, discusses the best candidates for hospital at home care and opportunities for MedTech providers to enhance this model of care, as payers and CMS look at long-term adoption.
Smart hospitals are revolutionizing health care with the help of AI, IoT and robotics. Following are the latest technology and data analytics tools and trends that are helping these hospitals of the future provide safer, more personalized care.
Connected devices already enable remote patient monitoring by collecting real-time data, such as injection date and time. With time, these benefits are likely to grow. Following are three areas where manufacturers are exploring new uses of digitalization in drug delivery to better understand the needs of patients and healthcare professionals and create more effective devices.
New data presented at the Technology and Heart Failure Therapeutics (THT) Conference showed that hemodynamic monitoring can slow the progression of heart failure in patients with reduced ejection fraction.
“The solution provider that builds the device and creates the algorithm should consider integration and accountability among multiple other challenges. But meeting the needs of the third element in the equation, the doctors, is key.”
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.
Remote care in the home relies both on the quality of patient monitoring and on the insights provided to the care team. There is a real danger that data overload and alert fatigue will undermine otherwise well-designed remote patient monitoring (RPM) and Hospital at Home programs. The software platform and algorithms tasked with integrating and evaluating data must identify the data that matters, when it matters.
Next-generation, predictive analytic patient monitoring lowers healthcare costs, improves clinical outcomes and enhances the patient experience in hospital-at-home, post-acute care and chronic care management.