Transformative Impact of Smart Wearables on Patient-Centric Delivery 


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Digital health platforms have drastically transformed the healthcare sector and how it delivers patient care. The concept of digital health has allowed the industry to put forth innovative solutions in medical care, overcoming the challenges of physical distance between patients and healthcare service providers. Smart wearable devices have accelerated the adoption of digital health, opening several avenues for patient monitoring and personalized medical solutions. Reshaping the landscape of patient monitoring, the deployment of smart wearables in healthcare facilities has led to a paradigm shift that focuses on real-time data, continuous live feedback and patient-centric solutions. 

We will review some of the transformative benefits smart wearables provide to the healthcare sector for patient-centric delivery.  


Improves Cardiology Care 

A spike in cardiovascular diseases has made early detection and management highly crucial. The deployment of smart wearables in healthcare has become a convenient solution for continuous patient monitoring in real time. Devices such as smartwatches feature sensors capable of tracking heart activity, blood pressure and sleep patterns, allowing healthcare providers to track the overall cardio health of patients over time. 


Improves Diagnosis and Treatment 


Smart wearable devices, like Hippo, allow an “I see what you see” viewpoint. It has revolutionized communication between on-site clinicians and remote specialists, allowing effective diagnosis and treatment. This concept of telehealth has fostered an integrated team approach and broken the barriers of physical distance by enabling remote guidance.  


On the other hand, these devices also provide physicians with actionable data for informed decision-making for their patients. They can track their patient’s health remotely, which allows them to provide proper care and manage diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. The analysis facilitates physicians to adjust medicine dosages and modify lifestyle choices accordingly. 


Increases Productivity 


According to Hippo, approximately 15 per cent of patients account for 85 per cent of total healthcare costs. However, with the deployment of smart wearables in healthcare facilities, they will be able to increase productivity, save time and reduce readmissions. Digital health platforms such as Hippo Virtual Care enable healthcare facilities to improve revenue and patient satisfaction. Its ability to reduce readmissions significantly decreases direct costs and increases profitability via remote assistance from specialized physicians. The convenience of connecting digitally and providing diagnosis and treatment improves experts’ productivity, as 25 per cent of their time is wasted walking hospital halls, driving to different locations and communicating via phone. 


What Does the Future Hold? 


With the continuous evolution of smart wearables, their integration into healthcare holds immense potential impact. The deployment of smart wearable devices with the emergence of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning holds significant importance in improving patient-centric care delivery, personalized medical solutions and analysis.  


Algorithms hold vast potential in improving diagnosis, treatment and patient outcomes. With these technologies combined, healthcare facilities will be able to make personalized analyses and recommendations. Moreover, as wearables evolve, they are pushing the boundaries beyond smartwatches. Technologies are advancing into e-textiles and implantable sensors for deeper understanding and analysis of patients’ health and their vitals. 


Hippo – Next Gen Virtual Care 


Hippo is a digital health platform that enables remote communication and collaboration for personalized and specialized medical care and professional education. Here are some of the benefits: 


  • Lowers readmission costs and minimizes delays in patient care delivery 
  • Extends clinical capabilities, allowing specialists to treat and train simultaneously via a virtual headset 
  • Increases productivity by allowing quicker and more informed decision-making   
  • Reduces clinical errors via real-time collaboration with specialists 


For more information on how our Hippo headsets and virtual care platform assist in transforming your traditional clinical setting into a digital one, reach out to our experts.  

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