Traditionally, home healthcare was considered a luxury all but out of reach of most seniors. That perception, however, started to shift with advances in technology and an evolving service delivery model. Today, home healthcare is reaching new areas. From hand-held blood analysis devices to IV infusions, medical devices that were used only in hospital settings are now becoming mainstays in the homecare setting. Similarly, numerous medical innovations are enhancing the delivery of care in the industry and leading to a higher level of independence and quality of care for patients.
Automation, for example, is helping home healthcare companies to increase efficiency by enabling them to deliver the best care possible to their patients. By streamlining processes such as scheduling and providing services as and when needed, automation is improving patient care at an accelerating pace. At the same time, it is eliminating the hassles of fixing random appointments while increasing the productivity of the overall system. Sensor technology is also proving to be a boon for the home healthcare industry as sensors placed in the home premises of the patients help provide alerts to caregivers in case of any abnormal activity. They also help track and send notifications if the patient misses their meals or prescribed medication. Big-data enabled sensors also allow detection of regular activity levels such as sleep patterns and inform the caretaking authorities to take immediate action concerning any abnormality. At the same time, Remote monitoring tools linked with these sensors also help the patient’s family members as well as caregivers and physicians to keep a detailed track of their daily healthcare needs and eliminate the need to call a doctor.
As technology progresses at an ever-rapid rate, the potential to transform home healthcare will grow, and organizations will be able to deliver increasingly exceptional levels of patient care and encourage greater caregiver satisfaction.
With a comprehensive understanding of these new developments, Healthcare Tech Outlook has compiled a list of leading home healthcare solution providers to guide firms in harnessing the power of innovative technologies to tackle today’s healthcare challenges. We hope this edition of Healthcare Tech Outlook helps you build the partnership you and your firm needs to foster a healthier future.
We present to you Healthcare Tech Outlook’s “Top 10 Home Healthcare Solution Providers – 2020.”