Remote and Wireless PM Markets Discussed in New Research Report by Kalorama Information01 Mar 2013 • by Natalie Aster
Hospitals are concerned with being able to access patient monitoring data within the hospital, regardless of whether the patient is being transported; having the data sorted so a clinician does not have to pour through it; and having access to data from all departments. Use of electronic medical records is more prevalent within hospitals than in the other markets, but “remote” patient monitoring usually pertains to monitoring within the hospital. Hospitals frequently use intranets for data storage, rather than web-based systems.
Home health care can be ordered by hospitals or physicians and can range from monitoring basic temperature, weight, and vital signs, to specific disease state management of conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma, cardiovascular conditions, respiratory conditions, perinatal monitoring, sleep apnea, or diabetes. In these cases, patient monitors are user-friendly, often connect to a central hub, and often transmit data via telephone lines. Newer developments use wireless technologies, transmit data using Bluetooth or mobile phones, sort the data with algorithms specific to the disease state, and use customizable alarms and patient surveys.
According to the report “Remote and Wireless Patient Monitoring Markets” by Kalorama Information, few of the systems used in the home healthcare market will transfer data to an electronic medical record (EMR), although this is likely to become a more important component in the future. A concern with remote patient monitoring systems used in homecare is compatibility of devices and software. There are vendors that manufacture peripherals, vendors that manufacture hubs and software that only support select brands of peripherals, and applications for managing data that are not compatible with other technologies.
Remote and Wireless Patient Monitoring Markets
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Nursing homes, including skilled nursing homes, rehabilitation nursing homes, and assisted living facilities, have needs somewhere between those of hospitals and home healthcare. Patient monitoring needs can range from basic monitoring of vital signs for rehabilitative patients or relatively mobile patients to monitoring of chronic conditions. Patients range from short-term rehabilitative patients to long-term residents, with all ranges of patient mobility. A useful technology for nursing homes is the health kiosk. A patient can sign in with a password, have various measurements taken, and then upload data into a patient record that can be accessed by the patient, his or her family, and the patient’s healthcare providers.
More information can be found in the report “Remote and Wireless Patient Monitoring Markets” by Kalorama Information.
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