How can technology enable medical information exchange for improved senior care?

While we all understand that data on seniors' mental state and physical activity can add up to the overall quality of healthcare, we're still adjusting to modern health technology. Yet, the faster we can integrate remote solutions into our senior relatives' lives, the higher the quality of help they will receive.

The remote monitoring solutions are designed to provide actionable data to caregivers, helping them prevent costly emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and more. There is a variety of digital services that help seniors stay healthy, including telephonic nurse advice, medication adherence, fall detection and prevention, safety alerts and activity tracking through wearables.

If you're currently discovering what tool options are out there, I'd recommend checking out the following ones:

Remote Nursing Advice - this can be a useful solution for seniors who want to stay connected to their doctor when they are away from home or travelling.

Fall Detection - alert systems help detect the fall and notify family members, caregivers or emergency services so they can take appropriate action quickly before serious injury occurs.

Medication Adherence - certain apps help seniors adhere to their medications by providing reminders via text message or phone call at scheduled times each day so they don't forget what time they need to take their medication or if they have already taken it that day.

Can telehealth optimize the quality of healthcare services for seniors?

More and more medical facilities are investing in telehealth services, such as applications that provide the elderly with access to emergency care, improve chronic disease monitoring, and enhance diagnostics.

But before widespread adoption, it is important to understand the implications of telehealth on provider-patient relationships, considering the majority of seniors have not been involved with health and wellness initiatives beyond the standard office visit.

However, with greater access to patients' behavioural and social well-being information, health care providers have a greater opportunity to influence their patients' health positively.

I believe we should also think ahead of time and consider possible concerns of such medtech integration. For example, we must navigate a way for providers to ensure competence and patient data security before telehealth services extend widely across the medical care sector.

So what can healthcare institutions and health tech providers do to cooperate efficiently? Check out the article below to find out.