Until a few years ago, healthcare systems have been focusing on the centralization of all medical services – visits to clinics, laboratory tests, imaging, etc. This is no longer the case.
Healthcare organizations around the world have realized the importance and advantages of wearable technology. Those who believed that a trip to the doctor’s office is the best method of discovering and tracking health issues sound different today as wearable devices are known for their ability to put more power in the hands of both patients and caregivers.
The past decade has been about a shift from conservative to innovative, from time-consuming to quality of life, from expensive to cost-effective. Thanks to the insight and data wearable devices provide, medical key opinion leaders now acknowledge the contribution of this technology to patients’ lives, as much as for caregivers. In addition to their ability to provide hospital-quality accurate data within seconds, medical wearable devices do so remotely, saving the patients time and money and regaining their quality of life.
Point of care technologies such as HealthWatch’s Master Caution® provide high-quality, accurate measurements in different environments: diverse clinical settings, acute care, outpatient clinics, clinical research centers, home care and rural areas around the world. Same as patients, who wish to obtain control of their health, caregivers seek real-time feedback to optimize care and tailor therapies for the numerous dynamic situations they deal with on a daily basis. As opposed to another point of care technologies, Master Caution® is remote and can be used outside of hospital settings – anytime, anywhere, by this improving caregivers’ ability to provide personalized care, to treat more patients simultaneously and to handle their workload more efficiently.
The sky is the limit for wearable technology in general, and the professional world anticipates huge changes in healthcare due to their taking over. The traditional patient-doctor model is undergoing significant changes due to the influence of medical wearables and their ability to automate processes, expedite diagnosis and treatment and allow people to monitor their own health.