The establishments of the health sector have a daunting task in automating processes, improving the experience of patients and their families, as well as in implementing technology and analytical tools. Finding options to increase the value of your operations and to contribute to improving health care, disease prevention, and management, while improving the quality of life for the population, and rationalizing the resources of your health system is the objective.

With this backdrop, the market has created an ecosystem of solutions that are based on cloud-based, fixed, and mobile connectivity, as well as solutions as a service (SaaS), tailored to the individual needs of each institution within the health sector.

The implementation of tools Klaxoon that give organizations in the sector interoperability across all their systems, agility, and traceability in terms of patient care and location, allows them to maximize physical and human resources in their daily operations. Furthermore, the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be incorporated for the monitoring of vital signs and monitoring of patients’ health status, along with the ability of the institution to make decisions regarding chronic and/or high-cost patients.

Here is an example of a healthcare solution designed by providers who have taken into account some of the unique prerequisites that this segment has.

In-Home Care

Despite the complex national geography, health institutions need to expand their care networks to reach all populations, both urban and rural. Despite this, it is not possible to visit every part of the country in person.

The market is therefore offering telecare solutions that enable patients to consult with medical specialists and/or other health professionals through video calls and chats. Clinical history is compiled of all interactions within the solution.

It is possible to provide patients with online medical guidance and follow-up, which minimizes the need for users to visit health institutions for remote management of events.

As a result, patients can avoid transportation costs and travel hours, while the savings in care times can be utilized to improve patient experiences and provide immediate, virtual priority care.

Using IoT For Health Care

A comprehensive health care policy must encompass activities aimed at promoting health, preventing, managing, and monitoring chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and cancer, as they are among the most expensive diseases to manage.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is being used by companies (such as Claro Health Care) to incorporate remote patient management and monitoring solutions. This model connects devices such as wristbands, glucometers, and scales to a mobile application as well as to a data collection and analysis platform for health entities.

In addition to storing information about a person such as blood pressure, pulse, weight as well as blood glucose level, messages are generated for any increase or decrease in those parameters, as well as reminders to take medication. Further, it provides a direct communication channel between the institution and the patient in order to implement prevention and promotion programs, as well as to collect indicators of the patient’s condition that allow for better decision-making by the institution. Managing health risks comprehensively is the main objective.

The solutions also allow for timely and comprehensive monitoring of health status and medical diagnoses in order to promote an improvement in the quality of life of the population, while reducing the costs of the healthcare system.

Hospital Management

Using technological tools within hospital facilities facilitates the coordination of care and support processes within the health care cycle.

Measurement instruments are used for activities such as moving patients, preparing and distributing diets, disinfecting rooms, maintaining medical equipment, managing inventories, and dispensing medicine. In order to maximize human resources and make the processes of institutions more efficient, the idea is to use the technology as an ally in order to give the institutions more opportunities for the aforementioned activities, an improvement in hospital processes, and satisfaction for patients and their families.

Measurement instruments are used for activities such as moving patients, preparing and distributing diets, disinfecting rooms, maintaining medical equipment, managing inventories, and dispensing medicine. Using technology as an ally, the idea is to optimize human resources and increase the effectiveness of the processes of the institutions, improving the quality of hospital processes and enhancing the satisfaction of the patients and their families.

Technology-based hospital activity management solutions incorporate smart tags (NFC, RFID, QR) and applications tailored to the institution that can be integrated into information systems and can be used to manage and track an institution’s activities and patients in an efficient manner, by integrating internet-based technologies.

The Interoperability Of The Health Care System

Among the major challenges facing the health, the sector is the need to guarantee the unification of access to and availability of clinical information among the ICT and Social Protection ministries and other government entities.

It is intended to make the processes within the health care cycle more comprehensive and efficient, to support compliance with health policies, to rationalize resources, and to make information about patients’ health more clear, such as consultations, hospitalization, and laboratory and radiology results.

Within the health field, interoperability includes the integration of different hospital, expert, and administrative systems, as well as the standardizing and consolidating of patient information. Therefore, data visualization is achieved by all actors of the system (patients, health professionals, and regulatory bodies in the healthcare sector), at the same time that they constitute the input for doing analysis and predicting events from it.