The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly put new tensions on an already overstressed healthcare system. In these unprecedented times, telehealth, pop-up testing clinics and non-traditional healthcare options are relieving some of the pressures, while at the same time shedding light on the increased importance of interoperability. However, COVID-19 has potentially put the brakes on some measures designed to help build that infrastructure.
The Adoption of Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring
Advancements in healthcare solutions have made it possible to deliver educational content and ensure uninterrupted communication between patients and healthcare providers. The remote patient monitoring market revolves around the successful integration of medical devices and ICT (information and communication technologies), which helps in the delivery of healthcare over long distances. Iguana as an integration engine, is crucial in ensuring the accurate flow of data between patients and healthcare providers, which becomes even more important when patient care is being done remotely.
While remote patient monitoring (RPM) has long been on the industry radar, the pandemic has put increased focus on this strategy. The current coronavirus situation has stressed providers dealing with an overabundance of sick patients and means they often don’t have the time to gather patient information to have a complete medical record. RPMs make it easier to manage hospital utilization rates and provide safer care for those whose problems may not be acute by prescribing some type of medicine.
How Healthcare Organizations can Leverage these Trends with Iguana
The hospital segment accounts for the largest share of the healthcare IT integration market. This is primarily because of two reasons, the high purchasing power of hospitals to buy advanced healthcare IT integration solutions and the increasing focus on high-quality patient care through the use of HCIT solutions.
Iguana, as a modern integration engine, enables you to automate data exchange and improve quality of care through digital interoperability across clinicians, systems, care units, and other facilities. Ensuring system uptime and data flow are also crucial for their patients, and their business. As a result, hospitals rely on Iguana for mission-critical data exchange between various systems and devices. Lastly, improve data flow and timeliness by connecting to any system, working with any data type, and processing data more efficiently to ensure that healthcare providers have the right information at the right time.
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