There are several challenges and opportunities on the road to a truly connected, hospital to home healthcare system. Stuart Long, CEO of InfoBionics, discusses new innovations as well as what’s needed to move connected care and remote patient monitoring to the next level of adoption.
Microbatteries are on the cusp of a new era as solid-state lithium technology arrives to pack more energy into smaller form factors. These batteries will enable the products they power to be offered in smaller sizes and more comfortable shapes, with enormous implications for future medtech product designs and capabilities, from the convergence of hearables and OTC hearing aids to wearable devices that are used for remote health monitoring and fitness tracking.
We’ve all dabbled with apps that affect various parts of our health and wellness, but never in a holistic way. This is an opportunity for the tech sector to help patients drive better health outcomes and reduce overall healthcare costs by showing them how to embark on a path of wellness. It’s just a matter of pulling it together into the right user experience.
Anthony Fernando, CEO and president of Asensus Surgical, discusses the potential benefits of augmented intelligence in robotic surgery for both patients and physicians.
The blueprint includes opportunities for various healthcare stakeholders to contribute to the full optimization of digitally enabled care and includes case examples featuring organizations with care models that leverage the blueprint’s six pillars.
There is an increased need to foster effective and improved dynamics between people, processes, knowledge and technology to generate an output of safety. “Nudges,” which can help optimize choices by encouraging safer and healthier behaviors, are a promising option.
Connected medical devices have many advantages but require a higher level of security. If the medical industry doesn’t improve its cybersecurity posture, it could endanger patient privacy and lives.
Artificial intelligence has numerous practical applications in diagnostic imaging; the key to making them work for clinicians and patients lies in developing and embracing integrated workflow networks.
Improving clinical trial equity can help close the gap between the challenges to enroll and retain patients in clinical trials and the growing burden of diseases. All in all, there are immense benefits to creating and providing remote technologies for clinical trial participants.
Remote care in the home relies both on the quality of patient monitoring and on the insights provided to the care team. There is a real danger that data overload and alert fatigue will undermine otherwise well-designed remote patient monitoring (RPM) and Hospital at Home programs. The software platform and algorithms tasked with integrating and evaluating data must identify the data that matters, when it matters.