Off-site patients stay connected with wearable devices

Wearable medical devices and other technology can help patients stay on track

Healthcare facilities are using data collected off-site from wearable medical devices to help manage patients’ care, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.

OSF HealthCare, Peoria, Ill., is studying the connection between patient data from home with data collected in clinical settings. 

Home monitoring can help caregivers recognize symptoms early and intervene before a patient requires emergency or inpatient care, the article said.

In January, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, N.C., released the MyCarolinas Tracker application, which connects to roughly 80 home health-monitoring devices, such as activity monitors, scales, blood pressure cuffs and pulse oximeters.

Read the article.



June 16, 2016

Topic Area: Information Technology

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