Healthcare companies adopt remote patient monitoring so that doctors can keep track of the patients from any location.
FREMONT, CA: With pandemics like COVID-19 wreaking havoc on healthcare systems worldwide, remote patient monitoring has become a popular topic. Even though the pandemic has compelled healthcare professionals and medical device companies to reinvent and reconsider old technologies, the remote patient monitoring market has been growing for some time due to advancements in sensing, wireless, and cybersecurity technology.
Any set of technologies or processes used by healthcare providers to track major biological indicators is referred to as a patient monitoring system. An example of a patient monitoring system is an electrocardiography ("ECG") machine it allows physicians to track the vital signs of the heart.
Any system that allows healthcare providers to monitor a patient's health outside of the hospital or doctor's office is known as a remote patient monitoring system.
It's important to differentiate between remote patient monitoring systems and portable patient monitoring systems or wireless patient monitoring systems.
A portable patient monitoring system, as the name suggests, is one that can be relocated with the patient, while a wireless patient monitoring system can transmit data from a device to a computer without using a cable.
What are some of the benefits of remote patient monitoring?
Since remote patient monitoring is still a new area, new advantages are constantly being explored. Here are some of the benefits of remote patient monitoring.
Reduced time in the hospital
For both physicians and patients, postoperative monitoring may be a time-consuming operation. One way that healthcare providers are addressing this issue is by remote patient monitoring. Allowing doctors to observe their patients outside of the hospital or doctor's office can decrease the time patients spend in those settings without jeopardising their health.
Decreased readmission among older patients
One tool used by healthcare providers to keep up with the needs of elderly patients is remote patient monitoring. New research surfaced that even basic types of remote patient monitoring (such as telemedicine) can help older patients avoid readmission and medical emergencies.
Increased freedom for patients
When people spend time in the hospital, their everyday life is put on hold. Patients will have the freedom to conduct their daily activities. Doctors can gather knowledge from the actions that can enhance the patient's health by using remote patient tracking devices such as smartwatches.