the digitization of medicine

The technological development of the last years, and the impact of the pandemic in the last months, han the digitalisation of the sanitary sector has accelerated enormously. There are more options to offer continuous patient care, especially if you are a chronic patient, and it is also possible to provide medical assistance to patients with Covid-19.

The digitization of sanitary attention is synonymous with accessibility. While some consult the most experienced checkpoints can be transferred to the virtual level, the sanitary centers and professionals can be more efficient, guaranteeing in this way the assistance for most urgent visits.

This hecho can clearly be seen in March, when the confinement in the highlands begins. The sanitary recommendations insist that no care should be taken in the sanitary centers -saturated- and less that they treat an emergency, although during these months they need to pay medical attention to the rest of the pathologies, by which Telemedicine is converted into the principal via the follow-up and control of other patients.

This situation will allow them to demonstrate the benefits of the digitalization of medicine. Systems like the staff of wear and mobile devices can help control enfermedades, y the medical attention mediated by video recordings or telephone consultations results in great utility in more simple cases to attend to safe patients.

In the context in which we find, in addition, cabe detached the staff of these devices in patients with Covid-19. The Sanitas insurer has proportioned this support to 95 people during the alarm stage, allowing for driving monitored and traversed by wear while looking for treatment from their home. The data retrieved by the devices were later evaluated by a medical team, waiting for the patient’s situation at all times. In this way, powder detect alarms for pain in 80% of patients and warns of the increase in oxygen saturation at 12%. Have these dates available in real time allowing the medical team to act at the moment without the need for patients to be discharged or to be hospitalized at no moment.

Sanitas employs the use of wear For the follow-up of its patients since 2016, as far as the confinement is concerned, both specialists such as patients are accustomed to these services and the company can assemble the normalization of the increment in the use of its digital platforms. Between the months of March and July, for example, wait 230,000 more video consultants.

Chronic Nursing Follow-up

The advancement of telemedicine has also facilitated the control and treatment of other ailments, such as hypertension or overeating. Treat yourself to chronic pathologies requiring exhaustive follow-up of vital marketers to act with speed and have some irregularity and prevent risks.

In the case of the hypertension, for example, using a voltage meter connected via bluetooth is charged dates related to arterial pressure, which is then evaluated by a specialist and the patient receives recommendations and information for the control of his illness. Además, the medical team received an opinion every alarming date.

También se employs the medical devices wear for the management of sobrepeso, monitoring the weight, physical activity and quality of life in general of patients. A Sanitas study detected that, with a total of 79 patients, a media reduction of 1.7kg in a period of 12 months. The conclusions taken by the company’s experts are that the use of this type of system favors one mayor concession and patient participation, which involves more in its treatment and, consequently, obtiene best results.

The digitalisation process of sanitary assistance in which the majority of rural areas are located in light of the new opportunities that offer telemedicine. The constant consistency of patients, a minor number of placements and mayor comfort, since you can receive medical attention from the hogar, are the main benefits of this system. It’s because in Sanitas he wanted to go continuation of the digitalisation strategy initiated in 2016 by BluaU, a platform developed specifically for the follow-up, prevention and treatment of the sick from the smartphone. In this way, it increases the offer of digital health services that it has allowed the company to guarantee a personalized attention and adapted to the needs of each of its patients.