Digital Salutem
03 January 2022

10 Wearables and Digital Health News Stories That Broke Records In 2021

By João Bocas
10 Wearables and Digital Health News Stories That Broke Records In 2021

We share wearables and digital health news weekly, because it’s our passion. So much happened in the healthcare and digital health arena this year, we couldn’t fit it all into one wrap-up. Here’s our complete list of the Top 10 most read news stories from Digital Health and Wearables Expert, João Bocas.

This article dissects the top 10 most read news stories from Digital Health and Wearables Expert, João Bocas, in 2021. In his newsletter, João curates the best digital health and wearables news stories to ensure that you have the information you need to stay current in these key industries.

10. Why Remote Patient Monitoring is the Key to Healing Healthcare

Remote patient monitoring has helped us to increase our visit rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is a major pandemic. To prevent the spread of the virus, hospitals have had to severely reduce in-person visits by cancelling elective procedures and delaying routine patient visits. Surveys show a 45%–70%drop in patient visits across the USA, UK and other European nations.

Your hospital will be able to reduce the risk of a patient visit. Think about how you can provide care remotely with patients wearing a medical device, doing health coaching and taking lab tests, and better understand how your patients feel and behave through vital sign monitoring and other sensors. While at the same time providers are adopting tele health solutions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are now adopting digital healthcare platforms to accelerate patient engagement…

9. Artificial intelligence is changing the medical industry faster than anyone ever anticipated

AI has undoubtedly been a growing presence in the healthcare industry, shaving years and billions… I believe that the biggest opportunities in digital health are in artificial intelligence. It can unlock valuable insights to deliver better models for fitness, sports, disease management, care giving and lifestyle monitoring. Artificial intelligence is not new for health care. It has been in use in the fields of medicine, finance, education and so on. Over the past few years, virtual assistants have become smarter to help patients manage their conditions. As a result, AI-based solutions are continually evolving.

Artificial intelligence is seen as a major disruptor in the healthcare industry. But as with other now mature technologies, such as those employed by the retail industry, few healthcare organizations now question how AI can be used to improve operational efficiency and patient outcomes. The questions that many hospitals and clinics still struggle to answer are: What kind of AI do I need? Do I have the right people to implement it? Is my organization ready for AI? And most important, what will it cost me?…

8. Patient centricity: moving from focusing on illness to prioritizing health

Patient Centricity: A new way to think about the patient and practice. The integrated population health approach helps health care organizations create a new normal, redesign services and support for patients with comorbidities. When health care organizations, including doctors and nurses, move to an integrated population health approach focused on patient outcomes and experiences, they can create a new normal with better quality and patient centricity.

Patient centricity is a healthcare term that has evolved over the past decade to become a goal of every provider. Patient centric care focuses on patients’ needs, expectations, and preferences when planning treatments. It promotes their engagement in the process, which creates an open dialogue between patient and physician. The development of mobile apps, wearables, and telemedicine have increased the need for patient-centered approaches in medicine…

7. Wearable Tech ‘s Next Frontier: Helping Doctors and Patients

Wearable tech have become a vital technological advancement in today’s society. Their uses relates to consumer technology as well as medical purposes, including the avoidance of the COVID-19 virus infection. The two types of wearable technology devices incorporate a device that can be worn on a person’s wrist, such as a smartwatch, and a stand-alone device, which is a smaller square-shaped device that can be attached to a keychain or carried in one’s pockets. Some common health related apps include movement trackers, heart rate monitors, pedometers, blood pressure checkers, augmented reality glasses and more.

Due to recent advancements in technology, wearable technology has become more prominent within the United States, specifically throughout California. Wearable technology, which is also known as “wearables” are small yet powerful technology devices that can be worn around the wrist, neck, or other areas on the body. Some applications include heart rate monitors, pedometers, blood pressure checkers, smartwatches and much more…

6. What can we expect next from medical wearables?

Wearable technology is a breath-taking invention for the healthcare industry. This revolutionized medical treatment comes with a host of gadgets capable of remote monitoring. Patients live far away from the city life and they feel helpless without direct doctor consultation facilities. The advancing technological systems have addressed this problem and experts have linked patients with medical practitioners using wearable devices.

The trendy devices can catch signals and vital signs. These signs detect if the user got any infection and if yes, what is the status of the internal damage. The conversation between Abi Miller and Dr David Nickelson has shed light on this matter to a great extent…

5. Telemedicine is poised to revolutionise healthcare worldwide

Telehealth systems, or telemedicine, can be broadly defined as digital technology coupled with the fundamental principles of medicine, which include health education, clinical evaluation, care coordination and healthcare management.

The era of digital healthcare means that patients can now perform their own medical screening and diagnostics at home, saving travel time, alleviating time and cost pressures on doctors’ surgeries, and enabling specialist advice on more occasions. Indeed, digital technology coupled with the fundamental principles of telemedicine is poised to revolutionise healthcare worldwide. The days of patients having to travel long distances for specialist healthcare are over. The growth in digital screening and diagnostics, now facilitated by advanced telemedicine technology, means they can see a GP from the comfort of their own home…

4. 3 Health Innovations That Will Impact Our Lives In 2022

Time didn’t stop in March of 2020, but something happened that sped healthcare forward by two decades. That something is Health Innovations.

Health innovative is a service with a simple goal – to bring all the healthcare products within reach of everyone. The Covid pandemic accelerated innovation in every aspect of healthcare. Now, as the dust settles, many stakeholders are realizing that their reasons for resisting disruptive tech were unfounded…

3. 5 Unknown Facts Of Digital Transformation In Healthcare

What if you have a heart attack in your 70s with none to support you in emergencies? How will you call the healthcare officials as you live alone in your house? Digital transformation in healthcare has introduced some fantastic inventions that will support the patients while keeping such horrific situations at bay.

Digital transformation is a computer-based technology that speeds up the treatment with easy tests and accurate reports. The dramatic impact of digital transformation in healthcare is highly appreciable as it brings in various benefits in the medical sector…

2. The future of digital health wearables is now

The future of digital health wearables is now. Digital health is poised to play a significant role in giving patients and doctors alike “something” to show for their efforts. When we asked some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and CEOs what they expect from medical technology in the next five years, we got an earful about everything from virtual visits to smart pacemakers. Google cofounder Larry Page told the crowd at last month’s WIRED Health event that he considers wearables a gateway drug for medtech innovation. “We’re stuck with what used to be the best system for monitoring vital signs” Page said. “We need something better.”

One of the things I’ve learned working with wearables devices, is that great design doesn’t just happen. It requires hard work, collaboration, lots of prototyping, perseverance, lots of attention to detail. Great design is an iterative process…

1. Wearables are one of the hottest topics in digital health

The emergence of wearables in healthcare is beginning to change the way people monitor their own health, while the information it provides is being used for everything from simple data-collection to managing clinical trials. Wearables are proliferating faster than anyone would have thought possible just a few years ago. One of the most amazing things about wearables is that they seem poised to become bigger than any category, and without cannibalizing any other category.

While the excitement of new digitized devices, platforms and wellness solutions abounds, many healthcare teams are still wondering how they can apply digital health solutions to improve outcomes, increase efficiency and improve quality of care—while meeting ever-changing federal, state and payer demands…

 

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