Connected Healthcare and mHealth
Remote and wireless medical care solutions based on wireless communication networks are a rapidly expanding segment. Wireless connectivity must be reliable and certified to the high health industry standards to provide reliable connectivity within a health operation, as well as for remote medicine solutions.
Applications such as data acquisition and data transfer (e.g. medical device to PDA, laptop, or printer) are growing rapidly, be it for on-site or wide area connectivity. The introduction of low energy Bluetooth (4.0) is starting to drive application development with almost all new smartphones (all iOS and most Android) supporting this technology, providing a ready device to receive and display/manage data from medical monitoring devices.
Wireless means greater mobility, efficiency and follow-up. For example, patients can be monitored at home and medical practitioners have the ability to set patient specific monitoring threshold and response parameters to ensure timely response to a change in a patient’s health.
Healthcare applications include:
- Remote patient monitoring (home, in-patient)
- Out-patient tracking
- Remote diagnostics
- Home Nurse scheduling
- Connectivity of medical devices and equipment