As the world faces a pandemic, medical units take initiatives to access and observe how smart the embedded medical devices can help them as they assist in offering essential care to the patients in remote areas.
FREMONT, CA: As the world struggles to fight against a global pandemic, governments and the general population worldwide are now realizing the need for healthcare infrastructure. As the lockdown in various countries is extended and intensified, the medical units have to use the resources at disposal very effectively to contain the virus and find innovative ways to provide better medical assistance.
Embedded connected devices are a substitute for the in-hospital care up to an extent. The best part about the connected medical tools is that one can conduct a health examination right from home.
Identifying the symptoms
First and foremost is identifying the symptoms. Even though there are many self-assessment applications, you still need to see a doctor confirm whether you are infected or not. Such smart devices can help doctors in identifying infected patients. Such solutions can lower the rush of patients into a hospital but also allow healthcare professionals to address their concerns. It will increase the probability of social distancing and help reduce the chances of healthcare professionals being infected.
During COVID-19, it will be essential to monitor the patients who have recovered. The connected medical tools and devices can help in devising the regular checks at home. The reports can be forwarded or shared with the respective physicians to attain appropriate advice post-treatment.
Integrating connected medical devices as part of the hospital infrastructure will permit the patients to consult physicians, seek advice, and care for the comfort of their homes.
Remote medical care
Some solutions permit the doctors to offer prescription over various kinds of communication, or through the web portals, applications based on the patient's tests. The embedded devices like pill dispensers can be offered to the patients, and medication intake can be observed. If the patient skips their medication, it can be quickly notified by the doctor.