Remote patient monitoring devices allow physicians to monitor, report and analyze acute or chronic illnesses in their patients from outside the hospital or clinic environment. They provide real-time insights into a patient's disease state, enabling physicians to make proactive clinical decisions. Remote patient monitoring devices help patients engage and better understand their health on a daily basis. When patients interact with their health daily through remote patient monitoring devices, they are more likely to see lasting positive health outcomes. Blood pressure monitors calculate a patient's heart rate and blood flow by measuring changes in arterial motion. Blood pressure monitors can send data in real-time to clinicians for review.
Smart scales enable patients to track changes in their weight over time, and doctors can monitor these changes to ensure symptoms are not worsening, and if so, intervene. Especially in patients with chronic heart failure, it is critical that weight fluctuations are often caused by water retention. It is critical that physicians be able to observe weight changes, as weight gain is often one of the key indicators of worsening chronic heart failure.
For obese patients, smart scales can enable self-management, encourage patients to take responsibility and identify trends in their behavior. Obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases - heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some forms of cancer - so it is critical to manage it closely. Remote patient monitoring devices like smart scales enhance face-to-face care, allowing physicians to see the full picture of a patient's symptoms over time, not just when a patient is seen in person. They help suppliers do their jobs more efficiently and effectively in a data-driven manner.
Remote patient monitoring devices help patients understand their own health and understand trends in their condition, allowing them to lead the way in their healthcare journey. In today's patient-centric healthcare environment, patients value convenience and want healthcare in their pockets. Across countries, healthcare organizations have risen to this challenge, realizing the many benefits of remote patient monitoring.