For hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other treatment centers, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still showing even a few years later. Coronavirus has had a long-term effect on the U.S. healthcare system, which has led to many changes, such as a greater reliance on telehealth systems. Telehealth has been part of the medical industry since the 2010s, but with growing demand and improved technology, there are more and more ways remote healthcare and telemedicine tools are implemented. In many cases, patients will not see their doctor in person at all. Instead, a virtual appointment is scheduled, and doctors can remotely diagnose a condition and even prescribe medication to their patients through secure telehealth systems. NUU Enterprise has worked to develop multiple technologies for remote healthcare, including deploying mobile device management (MDM) systems that support our Android-powered smartphones and tablets in the telehealth industry. We also work with healthcare providers to create valuable systems for remote patient monitoring.
Remote Patient Monitoring
Telehealth has an important role in a full healthcare system, and remote patient monitoring is a big part of that. There are many situations where patients who can’t stay in the hospital need remote monitoring more than ever. Data shows that remote monitoring contributes to fewer hospital days, greater recovery rates, and reducing the risk of patient exposure to complications such as the coronavirus.
- Chronic conditions: For many people with chronic conditions, remote monitoring could be a better way to get help than in-person visits alone. Remote monitoring technology can track blood glucose, blood pressure, heart rates, blood oxygen levels, and more. Remote care can support anything from allergy studies to cancer patients.
- Post-surgery: Due to COVID-19, hospitals are limiting post-surgery patient stays to prevent the spread of the virus. Remote monitoring can help keep track of patient recovery and physical therapy treatment.
Other Benefits to Remote Patient Monitoring
- COVID-19: Now that we’re several years into the spread of COVID-19, we are seeing the results of long COVID. When the long-term symptoms and recovery of patients who had coronavirus are monitored remotely, those systems collect case information. The data gathered from long COVID monitoring will help providers better treat these lesser-known symptoms.
- New treatments: Patients who are prescribed new medications can benefit from remote patient monitoring. Doctors can track side effects and drug reactions whenever new medications or treatments are given and pinpoint problems before they become a serious issue.
- Scheduling: For doctors, administration staff, and patients alike, remote monitoring is a huge relief for scheduling. It’s become more difficult in a post-coronavirus healthcare system to see a doctor, find specialists, and generally make in-person appointments. Remote care is an easy answer to a big scheduling problem.
NUU makes devices that can reinforce a telehealth and remote care system. For more information about how our technology supports remote patient monitoring, fill out our online contact form. Contact our technical support for device troubleshooting at (844) 688-3365 or [email protected]