During the pandemic, we have seen several advances in technology and the shut-in nature of many people. As a result, we see the remote monitoring of patients gaining acceptance.
This builds upon the growing use of telehealth. To learn more on that subject, take a look at these two posts from us:
Research Shows Remote Monitoring of Patients Gaining Acceptance
By remotely tracking patients, doctors may interact more easily and faster with patients. In addition, they can reach those unable to come in for personal visits. For example, technology enables remote monitoring of those heart patients with pacemakers.
Consider these findings from research in a Survata survey of 2,005 U.S. adults who manage chronic conditions The survey was conducted May–June 2020, on behalf of Sony. Insider Intelligence provides highlights:
Patients and caregivers in the U.S. are becoming more willing to use remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions to manage chronic conditions. That bodes well for future adoption of the tech. In fact, 75% of chronic disease patients and caregivers express willingness to use an RPM tool designed to treat their or their loved one’s condition. If recommended by their doctor.
The coronavirus pandemic catalyzed a greater need for technologies that enable clinicians to monitor and treat patients from afar. With the pandemic accelerating adoption of RPM tech, the future of the space looks bright. Once major challenges like poor connectivity and security are overcome. However, until then, RPM solutions will struggle to reach their full potential.
Now, take a look at two eMarketer charts (from Insider Intelligence) drawn from the study. They show the effects noted above.