The connected drug delivery devices help the healthcare sector offer better treatment to the patients.
FREMONT, CA: In the last few years, the healthcare sector has become increasingly digitalized as it has started to embrace connected devices in laboratories & hospitals, electronic health records (EHR), and tablets and smartphones for supporting healthcare professionals. The availability of cost-efficient connectivity like near-universal access to technologies such as Bluetooth and smartphone have shown the way to various novel opportunities in the healthcare sector.
The connected drug delivery devices are the wireless connected and smart electronic devices that help administer patient therapy. Such devices have sensors that provide various features like dosing remainder, patient education tools, and adherence trackers. These devices are also utilized to treat numerous diseases like diabetes, hepatitis C, asthma, clinically isolated syndrome, multiple sclerosis, lever & renal transplant recipients, hypertension, and tuberculosis.
The Rise of Connected Drug Delivery Devices
The current drug delivery services are much more sophisticated than the traditional tools used in the medical field. Most of these devices are packed electronics and sensors that help in tracing the dose of delivery and timing to provide immediate feedback to the patients. it becomes easy for the patients to know whether the dosage has been successfully delivered or not. Today, many devices are connected to the apps and programs with the help of wireless connectivity or cables that facilitate data transfer. It is estimated that the global connected drug delivery device market's demand will increase in the next few years.
There are immense advantages of the connected drug delivery devices as it can help the caregivers and patients. Here are some of the benefits of connected drug delivery devices.
• It notifies the patients when they are getting low on medication or starts automated communication with the pharmacies and doctors to let them know about a refill.
• The technologies help connect the devices to the innovative apps and systems that facilitate closed-loop drug delivery, trigger alerts for the doctors or caregivers regarding prescribed medication and remind patients whenever a dose is due.
• It also helps in allowing automated tracking to know when an amount is delivered and how much is taken so that the patients, caregivers, and doctors know about the dosage history.