The world is in the middle of a revolution that’s dramatically changing how people live, work, and learn. With various technologies emerging by the day—from mobile supercomputing and artificial intelligence to genetic editing and neuro-technological brain enhancements—it’s only a matter of time before society, as we know it, transforms into something we never knew was possible.
Digital transformation is simply inevitable! By embracing these new technologies and using them as tools to create opportunities and possibilities, society will form a better and brighter future.
The Digitalization of Healthcare
The range of new technologies fusing the biological, digital, and physical worlds have already impacted every sector, economy, and industry. Nothing is immune to the shifts and disruptions constantly happening and changing how things are done—especially not healthcare. Amidst the global digital revolution, new tools and technologies have impacted the healthcare system and made waves, promising to transform health services for the better.
Artificial intelligence (AI)-based medical devices and deep machine learning are only a few examples of digitalization in healthcare, improving living standards by making decisions based on data and providing quicker and easier access to medical help.
The possibilities are endless! Automating and digitizing processes can streamline physicians’ work, optimize systems, reduce human error, and improve patient outcomes.
From virtual-reality tools to wearable medical devices, the past year has undoubtedly witnessed the emergence of various tools to benefit both patients and medical practitioners. Among the many technologies impacting the healthcare industry, remote patient monitoring proves to be one of the most useful of them all.
The Possibility of Remote Patient Monitoring
The digital transformation in healthcare has opened various opportunities to provide access to care to patients. Recent technologies have introduced new and beneficial purposes, such as digitally connecting with patients through remote patient monitoring (RPM), cementing its place in chronic care management patients.
However, although RPM has been an excellent solution in providing care for patients with chronic diseases and conditions, some propose that it can also have practical applications in other areas, such as bariatric surgery.
On RPM and Bariatric Surgery Patients
For people with extreme and excessive obesity, dieting and exercising aren’t enough to lose a significant amount of weight. As such, they undergo bariatric surgery to shave off some pounds and heal from serious health problems caused by their heavy weight.
Bariatric surgery has been undoubtedly beneficial in helping people lose excess weight and reduce their risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related problems. Still, as with every other type of surgery, it poses some risks.
Thanks to RPM’s convenience, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and ease of use, it can help closely monitor the weight of surgical candidates to avoid jeopardizing the likelihood of the procedure, streamlining the approval process for patients with insurance, and more.
Remote patient monitoring may be needed to improve the bariatric surgery process further, preoperatively to postoperatively. With an RPM device, bariatric surgery patients can have a better experience throughout the phases of bariatric surgery and even help them reach their long-term goals.
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