The pandemic forced patients and providers to rely on telemedicine, a change that has had a significant impact on the course of care. Experts discuss what can be accomplished with virtual care and what this means for the potential of medical devices.
As more healthcare activities take place from home, passive continuous monitoring solutions and new technology such as artificial intelligence will be critical to communications between providers and patients. In addition, new solutions that offer overnight monitoring will play a crucial role in helping to fill the gaps, particularly in assessing patient deterioration or changes in health conditions. The pandemic has forever changed the trajectory of healthcare and specifically virtual care.
The market dynamics for telehealth and virtual care continue to evolve, and virtual care ecosystem players must understand how consumers have experienced these changes to better position themselves and design their solutions.
As the focal point of care moves away from the facility and into the home, care providers and health systems will lean more heavily on connected health devices in advancing and expanding the future of healthcare.
Healthcare services are expanding their ability to leverage data for use cases such as diagnostics, personalized treatment, imaging analysis, patient trend analysis, outcomes predictions, automation and more.
Telemedicine and remote monitoring became one of the defining medtech trends of the last year, and they show no signs of slowing.
Electronic health records and mHealth solutions are two of the leading development areas in the medical domain, augmenting opportunities for the healthcare IT industry.
Using the right strategy, remote patient monitoring turns episodic care into preventative care, potentially improving the patient experience and health outcomes.
Digital health tools and technology have the potential to dramatically improve the patient care experience, but the shift requires purposeful coordination and planned architecture.
Increased access to care is a vital part of the vision to innovate the delivery of healthcare.