November 19, 2021

Transformation of Home Care Services with Technology

Technology is currently critical to healthcare and home care. Future advancements in homecare not only have the potential to facilitate the overall health care system but also to help foster independence for individuals. Technology-driven homecare solutions make it possible for people dealing with different conditions to receive various medical services at their homes.

According to reports, the global home healthcare market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2020 to 2027. The market size value was USD 303.6 billion n 2020 and the revenue forecast for 2027 is around 515.6 billion. Whether it’s a patient who is on the stage of recovery from an illness or someone who is disabled, old, or suffering from a chronic disease, home care solutions can be the right option.

Let’s take a look at some of the major technological advances in-home care services today:

 

IoMT (Internet of Medical Things)

The Internet of medical things has significantly impacted the home health industry with Telehealth devices that monitor, record, manage, and share data and keep patients, clinicians, caregivers, and healthcare providers connected to each other. The solution combines a cellular-connected mobile, laptop, or tablet with IoT apps, sensors that can measure the vital signs of the patients, which are automatically reported to the healthcare provider, in real-time.

Features:
  • Use of wearable devices that monitor activity levels and provide reminders for medication
  • Remote communication that allows real-time contact between patients and caregivers
  • GPS trackers for patients at risk

 

Enterprise Mobility Solutions

These solutions can help homecare or healthcare companies to overstep topographical boundaries and provide services to people who are in need. This can also help healthcare companies to streamline their workflow and collaborate more easily with their employees.

Features:
  • Share critical data and updates
  • More visibility and transparency
  • Streamline information flow & employee engagement
  • Reduce human error and subsequent data corrections
  • Faster decision-making
  • Minimize bottlenecks in daily tasks
  • Helps in remote patient care
  • Embedded with robust security protocols that ensure the safety of company & patient data

 

Artificial Intelligence Solutions

Artificial Intelligence(AI) in homecare & healthcare services has brought about a complete change in how patients and caregivers approach and react to the idea of better living.  AI solutions can help leverage streamlined decisions for healthcare companies while processing patient data in real-time.

Features:
  • AI sensors for biometric-based triggers
  • Improve workflow through automation
  • Preventive care with AI apps
  • AI voice assistants for updates & information
  • AI-powered virtual nurse assistants
  • AI-powered Chabot’s for Digital Companionship

 

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Operational inefficiency can contribute a negative impact across the sector of home care. But, the advent of RPA can help automate various complex tasks for home-based care providers, saving both time and money, improving their efficiency, and offering better medical care for patients.

Features:
  • Increases efficiency and speeds up processes
  • Automate rule-based tasks in high volumes
  • Billing and claims management
  • Self-scheduling
  • Support referral management and service planning
  • Tracking systems for better employee engagement
  • Quick adaptability & Increased productivity
  • Cost savings

 

Blockchain Technology:

Blockchain is another technology that has revolutionized the healthcare industry. Home healthcare is mainly about a lot of data from various resources. Therefore, all these data require extensive analysis to gain crucial insights for patient-driven care, and that is where Blockchain helps.

Features:
  • Verify and manage patient’s medical data
  • Used for secure online payments
  • Used in drug development & clinical research
  • Maintain data of trial patients
  • Reduce falsification of results

 

Telehealth

Virtual healthcare techniques like telemedicine/telehealth, allow customers to easily get in touch with medical caregivers with the help of technology.

Features:
  • Doctors can examine patients anywhere, anytime
  • Share outcomes in real-time
  • Makes remote patient monitoring (RPM) process easier

 

Wrapping Up:

AI, RPA, IoT, Telemedicine, Blockchain, mobility solutions, etc. are just a few concrete examples of digital transformation in homecare & healthcare which are completely reshaping how companies, employees, healthcare professionals, & patients interact with each other. It’s just the beginning and with integrating with technology, the home care industry has a lot to offer in the future.

As home care or healthcare company, keeping up with digital transformation and deciding which emerging technologies are worth investing in can feel overwhelming.

Do you need guidance with your homecare digital transformation? Rethink homecare for a digital future with ZoftSolutions. We combine agile innovation, business strategy, and deep technology expertise to help you transform faster and smarter

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