Impact of Technology in Home Healthcare

Impact of Technology in Home Healthcare

Alex D'Souza, Healthcare Tech Outlook | Friday, March 12, 2021

 

Technologies impact the healthcare sector as it allows them to offer home healthcare to the patients.  

FREMONT, CA:Healthcare at home was once thought to be a privilege that a select few could afford, but due to technological advancements, people are now living in the age of healthcare digitalization. Technology is the primary driver of the home and healthcare ecosystem's evolution.

What does home healthcare entail?

Home care technology consists of skilled giver services provided in the comfort of home for a short or long period of time. Individuals with special needs or an impairment, aged and needs support to live comfortably, people suffering from a medical setback, or suffering from chronic disease are all served by home healthcare.

Types of home healthcare services: 

Home assistance: Professional caregivers may assist people with things such as washing, dressing, meal planning, household chores, and other everyday activities with medical aid at home. Individuals can accept freedom and safety as a result of this.

Private medical assistance: It helps people to receive treatment at home rather than in a hospital. It includes treating people with chronic illnesses, special needs or disabilities, and medical injuries by medical professionals such as physicians and nurses.

Home healthcare workers: In order to recover from an illness or accident and change their lifestyle, people need home healthcare, such as the guidance of a therapist, nutritionist, nurse, or physiotherapist.

Technologies Impacting Home Healthcare Ecosystem

Electronic Visit Verification

Electronic visit verification, or EVV, is a technology that assists in the verification, scheduling, and cancellation of caregiver schedules in order to prevent no-show home visits. As a result, a home healthcare professional's service is electronically checked.

Virtual Reality

Both patients and physicians benefit from virtual reality technology. In a more practical and low-risk environment, virtual reality is now being used to train healthcare professionals. It also aids in the generation gap between young doctors and elderly patients. Health practitioners would be able to expand their skills in this way.

Telehealth

Virtual healthcare, even known as telehealth or telemedicine, enables patients to communicate with medical professionals through technology. Doctors and nurses are just a fingertip away when using smartphone applications or video conferencing.

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