According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, demand for telehealth services surged in 2020. Patients and providers agree that remote health services are effective and practical. The adoption of telehealth is driving demand for new technologies, including better options for remote telemetry. InfoBionic's MoMe™ ARC Platform* offers providers a next-generation option for portable and remote cardiac monitoring.
WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has found massive increases in the use of telehealth helped maintain some health care access during the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic.(1) The report analyzes Medicare fee-for-services data for 2019 and 2020 and found that the share of Medicare visits conducted through telehealth in 2020 increased 63-fold, from approximately 840,000 in 2019 to 52.7 million in 2020. Moreover, both providers and patients found that the convenience and effectiveness of telehealth made it a desirable option even as the pandemic stabilized.
"The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated acceptance of telehealth as a valid care option," says Stuart Long, CEO of InfoBionic, The Virtual Telemetry Company. "Both patients and providers have realized that virtual visits and remote monitoring are effective for achieving desired health outcomes."
According to the definition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), telehealth includes any type of medical service administered via telecommunications technology. The main avenues for telehealth include:
- Virtual consults with providers via phone or video chat.
- Sending and receiving messages from health care providers using secure messaging, email, or secure file exchange.
- Using remote monitoring devices that send feedback to health care providers.
New Platforms for Virtual Comm and Remote Monitoring
Telehealth technologies are evolving rapidly, and new platforms will become the norm for virtual communication and remote monitoring. Patients and health care providers alike will need to adjust to new systems. As providers prepare to adopt new technologies, they should prepare patients for remote medical care.
Providers should undertake an honest assessment of their existing telehealth capabilities as they consider what new technologies will best serve their patients' needs. Cost, compatibility with current systems, customization, data security, tech support, and ease of use are all critical factors for selecting telehealth platforms.
InfoBionic's MoMe™ ARC Platform* is intended to bridge the gap between portability and varying levels of acuity. It's an innovative new cloud platform that intends to allow for a flexible and modular suite of products to work in concert to capture data from inpatient real-time to outpatient near real-time with a 3rd generation suite of products that utilize modern standards of communications including multicarrier cell phone capabilities as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities. As part of the MoMe ARC Platform* we plan for the solution to have the ability for providers to connect to other qualified third-party devices in addition to native InfoBionic developed sensors.
The intention of the MoMe™ ARC* platform is being designed specifically for hospital telemetry to provide a step-down level of telemetry for any bed or location that would need an easy-to-deploy mobile telemetry monitor. Further, it builds on our core expertise to enable a seamless hospital-to-home patient transition where continuous monitoring from real-time to near real-time is essential for meeting the current and future demands of virtual care monitoring.
For more information about InfoBionic, visit their website at https://infobionic.com/.
*This product has not been approved by the FDA for sale in the US.
InfoBionic's digital technology has transformed the efficiency and economics of cardiac remote patient monitoring. The company's MoMe™ARC platform vision is to remove the roadblocks hindering remote diagnosis and decision-making. The Massachusetts-based team of seasoned entrepreneurs have had successful careers in healthcare, IT, medical devices, and mobile technology and bring specific expertise in remote monitoring and cardiology. Visit https://InfoBionic.com/
1) U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. New HHS Study Shows 63-Fold Increase in Medicare Telehealth Utilization During the Pandemic. December 2021.
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