Driving Healthcare Efficiency with Wearable Devices

Driving Healthcare Efficiency with Wearable Devices

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

FREMONT, CA: The change in healthcare and medicine is constant — improved surgical techniques, personalized care for patients, simplified drug discovery, and more add to this end. Patient health monitoring no longer needs doctor visits in an increasing number of cases as wearable devices are here to play a much more active role in digitalizing clinical parables.

Adherence to the medication has been an issue in treating patients with severe mental health disorders for a very long time as they quit taking medicines once they start feeling better. A monitoring system has been developed recently, where a pill is equipped, with a sensor which the patient swallows. A message is sent from the sensor of the medicine to a wearable patch after the intake. The information is then communicated, from the patch to the mobile application.

The wearable device monitors the health condition of patients by implementing machine learning algorithms. The technique enables 'round the clock' health checks. These wearable devices act as virtual assistants in nurturing healthcare seekers.

The new applications of wearable technologies such as wristbands with RFID tags that include healthcare records and digital images and software systems with image processing functionality aid in ending misidentifications as well as provide up-to-date information about a patient's well-being.

Wearable devices retrieve a massive amount of relevant data that can help healthcare professionals to assess and effectively manage correlations between medical conditions. For instance, cardiovascular care is already being benefited, from the use of wearable fitness trackers. The cardiac surgeons have effectively used Google AR Glass while conducting coronary revascularization to navigate CT scans in hands-free mode.

These connected medical devices have been quickly adopted by the healthcare industry to reduce operational costs and improve efficiency. And as far as wearable technology is concerned, the sky is only the limit, and waves in the healthcare industry are sure to continue.

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