By: Fatima Salahuddin
Recently, to improve the quality and effectiveness of treatment for patients requiring constant monitoring, hospitals are increasingly using solutions for remote monitoring of patients both directly in the hospital, and at home after hospitalization. Integrated solutions of this type with alarm and messaging systems allow healthcare providers to know when a patient is in a stable or critical condition on time. Remote patient monitoring devices can improve the management of chronic disease by controlling essential risk factors. These same devices can broadcast patient-generated data to doctors and keep patients informed about their treatment.
Key benefits of remote patient monitoring
There are many different options for remote monitoring today. The main idea is to establish digital communication between the medical organization and patients to improve the quality and availability of medical care.
- Remote patient monitoring devices make them active participants in their health care, requiring them to report their health and independently use digital devices to monitor their own condition.
- With regular, remote updates of health information voluntarily provided by patients, physicians will be able to work with a wider range of healthier patients who are more proactive in their daily and long-term health care.
- For high-risk patients, preventing or reducing hospital visits is key to keeping them stable and relatively healthy. There is a decrease in the burden on hospitals.
- Prevention is always better than crisis response. Remote patient monitoring puts daily well-being at the forefront of monitoring the patient’s health.
- Closed hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, mobilization of doctors, fear of infection, and many other factors leave seriously ill people, especially the elderly, without proper medical care, which in the most severe cases can lead to premature death.
100Plus is an innovative company that provides clinicians with the tools to monitor their chronic patients remotely, enabling them to reduce expenses and earn more revenue. With 100Plus you can get your remote patient monitoring program up and running in a matter of hours, rather than weeks or months. You’ll be able to chart your easy patient monitoring schedule! They offer an affordable and reliable solution for patient outreach, education, and enrollment using a platform that offers daily adherence to ensure patients are testing. They have population health management alerts for at-risk patients and automatically bill generation so practitioners can focus on their practice instead of the paperwork!
EncorePro 2 by Philips Healthcare
Healthcare professionals can use this system to present all patient data on a single control panel. Changes in patient health parameters or the appearance of specific symptoms are automatically recorded on the smart card and automatically transmitted to the healthcare professional immediately. Another unique feature of the EncorePro 2 system is the ability to compare insurance, treatment, physician notes, and other parameters of multiple patients, which provides an opportunity to identify the best approach to treatment that will improve its results.
BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring
Home heart monitoring tools can replace essential doctor visits by early detection of cardiac risks. The devices are equipped with an antenna and additional storage that connects to a patient system called CardioMessenger. This device collects, encrypts, and sends clinical data (including health indicators, health information). This information is categorized according to its importance based on the patient’s primary health needs.
Using this monitoring platform from Medtronic, a healthcare organization can integrate physiological information from bedside monitors and wearable devices into a hospital server. Medical professionals can use mobile devices and apps to set clinical protocols, remotely view patient health information, and receive health status updates and alerts on their smartphones or tablets. Vital Sync also allows you to remotely monitor breathing, identify the deterioration of patients in intensive care, and change the telemetry mode to video surveillance.
ApexPro CH Telemetry System
The telemetry system, developed by General Electric specialists, allows hospitals and other medical organizations to unify their monitoring systems within a single wireless network. Apex Pro provides the tools to centralize or decentralize monitoring to meet the needs of your organization. The organization can simultaneously monitor the status of hundreds of patients in the network coverage area while monitoring the vital parameters of the patient’s health, measured using various devices.
Wellness Connected by A&D Medical
A suite of remote monitoring apps and devices can transmit patient health data to a healthcare organization, giving physicians, caregivers, and families the ability to know a person’s current health status. Devices such as network-connected scales and blood pressure monitors, activity, and sleep trackers transmit health parameters to the medical organization and allow the patient to graphically see how his/her health is changing.
The use of systems for automated remote monitoring of the health status of patients allows you to leave the most challenging situation under control and help sick people in a timely manner. For medical organizations and doctors themselves, this means an opportunity to prove to their patients the level of their services and the fact that they do not abandon their patients even in difficult conditions.