Transforming Home Healthcare with Information Technology and Systems
By MedTech Outlook | Friday, March 15, 2019
With Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation, home healthcare is on the verge of transformation. The advances in web solutions, telecommunications, and social networking tools have the potential to support home health care and education.
The information technology and systems are used in a multitude of ways in home healthcare as active monitoring and management require end-user involvement and participation. The tech also offers passive monitoring and management, telehealth applications for home-based disease management that links patients and their families with health care providers.
Other services of information technology and systems in home healthcare include:
Web-based communities for home care patients
Web-based communities for home care patients link patients and their families to health care providers, peers, and community. It follows an institution-centric approach in doing so.
Robotic applications have five types of sensors such as Tactile, Light, Audition, Temperature and posture sensors. These sensors help in perceiving environment and people in it. It assists them with living facilities for both healthy elders and elders with dementia.
Smart homes are an integral part of the infrastructure to facilitate the monitoring of residents. This increases the quality of life of the residents. The technology used in these smart homes includes AI-based sensors, biosensors, and IoT networks and devices.
Personal Healthcare Records
The personal healthcare record is used in sharing health information, analyzing and understanding the health conditions of patients, and helping transform patients into better and educated consumers of home health care.
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The Biofeedback Systems
The biofeedback systems is a type of holistic home is that it allows home care professionals to deliver exceptional levels of patient care and also increases home care sales. This system also helps patients to have more control over involuntary body functions such as temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and so on.