How Connected Medical Devices Help in Patient Engagement

How Connected Medical Devices Help in Patient Engagement

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Sensors can be embedded in everyday devices to improve the number of opportunities for passive biometric acquisition and to assist therapies.

FREMONT, CA: Devices do not improve outcomes on their own. Patient compliance can be influenced by better lifestyle integration. Medical-grade lifestyle devices combine the best of both medical and consumer-grade manufacturers' skills. The gadgets help physicians and their patients increase the quality of care when used with virtual care.

The period during which patients adopt a new procedure or product to fulfil a specific need from their previous method or conveyance because it is more recent, better, faster, more complete, or more efficient in some real or perceived sense is referred to as user adoption. Adherence, also known as drug compliance, is defined by the FDA as the amount to which patients take medication as prescribed by their doctors.

Top 10 Patient Engagement Solution Companies - 2020When it comes to the distinction between medications and devices, incompatibility—which encompasses potential issues such systemic toxicity, drug incompatibility, and oral formulations—is entirely the realm of the former, while the rest of the dimensions are the latter's primary concerns. And, while the drug and its treatment program design are vital in driving adherence, a successful medical device must have a well-designed form factor and user experience design to ensure good adherence.

Medical devices provide the potential to measure and impact patient adherence, which is a key benefit in terms of adherence. Manufacturers can give new novel means to monitor adherence in ways that accommodate patients by remaining unobtrusive and less bothersome if they continue to improve accuracy and form factor. Effective medical interventions for preventing, diagnosing, or treating an illness, whether using a gadget or medicine (or a combination of the two), need patients to follow the prescribed regimen.

Lifestyle integration occurs when a product or brand integrates easily with a person's life, allowing them to personalise it. People come to rely on, interact with, and utilise these items on a regular basis, thinking of them as extensions of their own bodies or ways to reinforce their own self-image. Lifestyle integration and adherence are inextricably related in the context of successful medical devices. Without the other, neither can exist. They are mutually reliant. Devices that do not fit in with a patient's lifestyle will not gain adherence, let alone being used on a regular basis for a long time.

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