The COVID-19 pandemic has forced hospitals to triage patients. This highlighted the need for telehealth solutions like remote patient monitoring (RPM).
FREMONT, CA: The coronavirus pandemic has immensely impacted the socio-economic landscape. Industries are looking for ways to recover the loss it has caused them within the past few months. The countrywide lockdown and rigid distancing measures have given the digital health industry an opportunity to rise to the occasion. It has already gained prominence for facilitating patients’ treatment without compromising their safety.
Let us look at how digital health is helping clinics to continue helping patients during the COVID-19 outbreak:
Boosting Remote Patient Monitoring
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced hospitals to triage patients. This highlighted the need for telehealth solutions like remote patient monitoring (RPM). Since immunocompromised individuals are more at risk for infection, healthcare providers are now turning to digital healthcare technologies to safely ensure that everyone receives an optimum level of care. While expanding the reach of healthcare, RPM has also improved the quality of care. Since clinicians can directly and instantly respond to patients’ health concerns, RPM enables them to bring more efficiency in their treatment processes and mitigates the possibility of errors. This leads to the more optimal delivery of care to patients in need.
Digital Health to Take a Lead
Technology has transformed almost every aspect of people’s lives. Technological transformation is constantly bringing new opportunities for treatment, care, and prevention and is paving the way for a promising future for healthcare.
AI, nanotechnology, and virtual/augmented reality- these technological innovations have driven digital evolution in healthcare. For example, a research team from the University of California, Berkley, has created wearable skin sensors that are being prepared to meet the need for blood draws.
Studies show that only about 1 in 10 patients in the US used telemedicine services before the pandemic. However, the ongoing pandemic has shown that digital healthcare has a lot to offer to the healthcare industry.