The traditional healthcare system requires patients to go to a clinic or hospital if they need to consult a doctor. This appointment cost both the patient's and the doctor's time and is expensive to the patient as they need to visit the medical facility and pay for the appointment. Such in-person visits can be avoided unless it is an emergency. Another shortcoming of the traditional healthcare delivery system is that patients may not feel the need to contact a healthcare provider until their health condition has worsened. There can be hardly detected this other than by visiting the hospital.
The above situation can be improved with the use of remote medical monitoring solutions. Remote medical monitoring and the Internet of Medical Things are changing the healthcare model, transforming it from "hospital-centered" to "home-centered" and making it affordable and accessible to all groups in society. Combined with remote medical solutions, remote medical monitoring tools enable providers to launch virtual hospitals.
Remote medical monitoring uses digital technology to collect patient health data outside of traditional clinical settings and transmit it to healthcare facilities for evaluation and analysis. Technically, as part of remote medical technology, remote medical monitoring provides the convenience of receiving continuous medical care from professionals at home. An example of healthcare data that can be monitored is heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, weight, etc. TRANSTEK remote medical monitoring is an integral part of remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices that including BP cuff, weight scale, BGM and activity tracker, the measurement data meet needs of reimbursement by CMS.
Remote medical monitoring may be beneficial for the following groups: chronically ill patients, elderly patients, patients with reduced mobility, patients from rural areas with limited access to healthcare facilities, postoperative patients. Remote medical monitoring uses a range of technologies that vary based on specific conditions and metrics to track. Despite this diversity, each solution has a general architecture with the following elements:
Sensors are placed on portable medical devices and wearable devices, which also represent an important application of AI in sports to measure vital signs of patients such as blood pressure, weight, body temperature, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, sleep, ECG, etc. Sensors can also be placed on invasive medical devices, such as digital smart scales. Remote wireless scale - TeleRPM Scale Gen 2 - is very important for patients with chronic diseases such as congestive heart failure (CHF), liver cirrhosis and other obesity related issues.
Local data stores data acquired from sensors on the patient side and communicates with a central repository on the provider side. A centralized repository aggregates and stores data from different sources, such as EHR implementations, patient devices, and analysis systems. Data analysis software generates insights from a central repository and sent warnings to providers, nursing personnel and patients as needed. 4G wireless & smart scale - TeleRPM Scale Gen 2 - provides remote patients with accurate weight data which is linked to a health monitoring platform.