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COVID-19 has changed many things, including the way doctors connect with their patients. Healthcare companies have adapted to remote patient monitoring systems so doctors can monitor their patients from virtually any location.
Remote patient monitoring is any system that enables healthcare providers to monitor a patient’s health, aside from when they are in the doctor’s office or from admittance to the hospital. These systems allow many benefits, including reduced time in a hospital, while still protecting their health.
These systems have also helped decrease readmission to hospitals among older populations. Telemedicine – the distribution of services and information electronically in the healthcare industry – has played a huge role in this, as doctors are able to monitor symptoms and needs without older patients having to worry about leaving the house during the pandemic. It is also a great alternative to in-person visits for those with limited mobility and helps ease the strain travel can have.
Patients also report feeling a heightened sense of freedom from remote patient monitoring systems. They are spending less time in the hospital and at doctor’s offices and can have more time to take care of their daily needs.
Common pieces of technology in remote patient tracking typically contain a sensor to information like heart rate and an interconnect solution (wiring) that transmits information to capital equipment – the central power point where data is processed and stored from monitoring devices and outputs important information to doctors.
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