Patients need to be constantly monitored when they’re out of the clinical atmosphere. This can be easily done using an RHMS that increases access to healthcare and is a cost-efficient solution. This technology can be exploited by using smartphones, IoT or wearable sensors that detect any abnormality in the body and share the information with the concerned doctor and nurses immediately. It’s an amazing way to omit traffic on the way to the hospital for check-ups, the patient and family members feel supported due to a constant watch on them, it involves a lot of cost-cutting.
Remote Health Monitoring System
The Remote Health Monitoring System (RHMS) Consists of the Following Components:
The device contains sensors powered by wireless communication to measure and capture physiological parameters.
There’s a local storage at the patients’ site. It interfaces between centralized data repository and sensors
There’s a centralized archive that stores data sent from diagnostic applications, local storage data, and sensors.
The System Parameters can be Altered Depending on the Disease and Requirements.
RHMS can be used to collect physiological data using peripheral devices. The devices could be glucometer, blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter etc. The latest technology includes the provision of test and medication reminder alerts and good quality communication between the caretaker and patient.Software optimized for the same ensure the working of the system.
Applications of RHMS: -.
For diabetic patients, parameters like blood glucose, blood pressure, and weight are constantly monitored.
For patients with heart problems, a systematic review of their lifestyle and health is done. This cuts down hospital costs, decreases mortality rate, shortens the duration of stay in hospitals, and improves the doctor-patient relationship in manifold ways.
Any disease requires constant monitoring of parameters, that can be set up and reviewed.
There are certain limitations to this technology and its software. The working of this system depends on the patients’ willingness to manage their own health. Widespread use of this fantastic technology is being limited by its cost. The workload of doctors and related officials increases as they need to dedicatedly monitor both offline and online medical cases.