Connected healthcare could close the gap between a doctor’s in-office observations and the full picture of a patient’s health, helping care providers identify symptoms and diagnose issues more quickly and easily than before.
But integrating connectivity into your medical devices takes time and resources. Companies don’t always have the knowledge or resources to integrate the right connectivity technology and then scale production into markets around the world.
Our experience with connectivity in other industries, like consumer electronics, helps us integrate connectivity into your healthcare devices quickly and reliably to speed your time to market.
Here are 3 ways connected healthcare will help improve compliance and patient outcomes
Passive data collection ups the chances of adherence
As soon as the patient is asked to follow directions and take a specific action, compliance declines by 25%. With each additional step, another 25%. Passive data systems avoid disrupting a patient’s daily activities and allow for non-invasive monitoring of medication or action adherence and health indicators.
Home treatments cut time and cost of a hospital visit
Biologic drugs, like vaccines and autoimmune therapies, differ from easily injectable drugs like insulin, and typically require a clinic visit to be administered. With technology-enabled drug delivery systems, care providers could allow patients to take the drug in the privacy of their homes while monitoring compliance and dosing.
Device data can improve usability and compliance
This wealth of new data not only gives physicians more insight to improve patient outcomes — it gives companies more information to make their devices easier to use, increasing the chances of compliance. But how do you successfully keep the data you collect safe? Partner platforms, like BrightInsight, can help you navigate the complex web of security, privacy, and regulatory requirements.
Read the rest of the article to learn how real-world data collection can help lead to better patient outcomes.