Wearables can enhance efficiency for the healthcare industry by collecting patient data and eliminating the need for manual record maintenance.
FREMONT, CA: The popularity of wearable is increasing exponentially. The technology is finding its applications across the industries. However, healthcare is one such sector which has massive potential use cases of wearables. Healthcare incorporates several technologies to streamline its processes and facilitate patient care. A wearable can add value to the above aspects due to its cost-effectiveness as well as the ease of adoption. Moreover, they can offer various advantages against the conventional means of recording and storing data. Here are some of the major applications of incorporating wearable in healthcare.
Hospitals are highly dependent on data for its operational as well as patient treatment purposes. Wearable devices are inherently data-centric and can offer immense value to the doctors. For instance, in cardiology, a wearable device can provide critical information such as blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and breathing patterns. Such data allows the doctors and staff to eliminate the need to register a patient’s health data manually.
Remote Patient Monitoring
The smart wearable devices that are connected to the healthcare’s patient monitoring units will provide regular updates to the medical staff. Further, the data gathered from the wearable will allow healthcare to develop a preventive model that assesses a patient's overall health. The preventive model will be crucial in reducing emergency cases. Thus, the wearable technology will encourage healthcare to rely on remote patient monitoring, thereby reducing additional pressure from the already crowded hospitals.
A wide range of wearable devices tracks patients' health resulting in the collection of massive data. Healthcare is incorporating technologies such as machine learning (ML) to analyze the data sets. The ML algorithms can extract crucial health insights by studying the data patterns. The insights thus obtained can point to an impending health condition. Therefore, the use of wearable will result in proactive diagnosis as well as in preparing for more effective preventive measures.
Wearable technology has immense potential for the healthcare sector. The technology will gain popularity as other technologies are coupled with wearable devices to enhance healthcare’s effectiveness.