15 May 2024

Healthcare organisations need innovative technologies and full-spectrum support solutions

There is a great need for full spectrum support solutions and innovative technologies in healthcare organisations to mitigate risks and reduce clinical burnout.


Healthcare organisations are increasingly investing in emerging technologies that support remote patient monitoring and virtual care. Jason Case, VP of R&D for Patient Monitoring & Respiratory Interventions at Medtronic, highlights the importance of connectivity and interoperability in these solutions. Effective patient monitoring provides actionable insights when delivered to the right clinician at the right time. This requires connected solutions that ensure pertinent data reaches its destination, whether in the clinician's hands or the electronic medical record (EMR), enabling timely and appropriate action.

However, many transformative technologies remain siloed, increasing cognitive load on clinicians and potentially leading to missed critical information and unnecessary escalations of care. Case notes that about two-thirds of devices in U.S. hospitals are unconnected, adding a significant administrative burden on clinicians who must manually document and transmit data. Integrated, interoperable solutions can automate these tasks, allowing clinicians to focus on patient care. Additionally, light, easily configurable technologies reduce IT workloads, enabling quicker deployment and optimization of new solutions. Medtronic's success in quickly setting up a patient overflow centre during the COVID-19 pandemic exemplifies the benefits of such integrated solutions. By transitioning to proactive care models with connected solutions, hospitals can improve patient outcomes and reduce clinician burnout.

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