Remote Patient Monitoring on the Rise

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There is a new trend growing in patient safety and it involves a little bit of efficiency and a whole lot of
technology. More and more hospitals, doctors and everyone in between are using smart phones to track
patient progress.

According to a recent article on TechCrunch:

“Early last year, PEW Research was already reporting that 17 percent of mobile phone users were using
their devices to look up health and medical information, and Juniper recently estimated that 44 million
health apps were downloaded in 2011.
In turn, the amount and availability of health data is exploding in tandem with the growing adoption of
health and medical apps and devices, thanks to the increasingly wearable and user-friendly devices that
use smart sensors to capture and transmit a variety biometric data. Electronic medical records (EMRs)
are being made available on mobile devices — even Kaiser Permanente is getting in on the digital
revolution.”
Here is a direct link to the research conducted by PewInternet.org

I don’t think it is a surprise to see this technology making its way into the hands of nurses and doctors in
charge of monitoring patient safety. As more and more hospitals and medical administrators aim at
increasing patient safety, technology continues to make its way into the picture. With more smart
phones being activated each and every day it is only a matter of time before they play a larger role in
advocating patient safety.

				
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