Everything about health is getting smarter
Over the last four decades, health care has made the shift from being largely physician-driven to being more patient-driven. Digital transformation has had an affect, across the board, on how we conduct business and provide services, including the way healthcare is now delivered.
Technology advances in the healthcare industry are revolutionizing the way medicine is being practiced and the way healthcare is being delivered in today’s world. Patients can now schedule appointments without calling their doctor’s office. Time-saving portal technology lets patients take a more active role in their own health and well-being by making it possible for patients to access their own medical records and to download important forms and information in preparation for appointments. Smart glucose meters integrate directly with a smartphone which allows the user to track and monitor blood glucose levels and to better manage his or her diabetes.
Smart health means more accessible information which results in better healthcare for patients. Smart health devices allow patients to take a more proactive role in their own healthcare. Using the information that they provide can lead to smarter health choices. Smart health devices make the goals of staying healthy and preventing illness all that more attainable.
From hospitals to home care
Big data is playing more and more of a significant role in medicine. It allows for the creation of better health profiles and models that are better predictors of an individual’s risk for developing a disease. Big data is a valuable resource with respect to the management of hospitals and clinics, an example of which is the creation and adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) which has resulted in lower healthcare costs, faster diagnosis, and an overall improvement in patient outcomes.
By analyzing extremely large sets of data, clinicians and researchers can identify illness trends and have a much better understanding of the biology of diseases. This information can then be used to make improvements in and/or develop new medical solutions in the treatment and prevention of diseases.
Smarter health trends mean that patients become partners with their physicians when it comes to understanding how to make better decisions about their health and overall wellness.
Monitoring your own health
One such health trend in medicine is the use of smart health devices and mobile health apps that can provide both your and your physician with a wealth of information about a variety of important health factors such blood pressure, body water percentage, and BMI whether you’re at home or on the go.
At Ivy Health Labs, we’ve created smart health technology that allows you to take a more active role in your healthcare. Our portable devices let you collect data and monitor medical conditions so that you can stay on top of any existing health issues and prevent any new ones from occurring. Our app makes it possible for you to share this information with your physician so that you can work together as team to optimize your healthcare and overall well-being.