“Most healthcare delivery will be done virtually (via telehealth), instead of in person 30 years from now,” predicts Yulun Wang – chairman, chief innovation officer and founder of InTouch Health.
That’s because, he says, virtual healthcare delivery is more convenient for the patient and more efficient for the provider.
Marsden has been working with telehealth companies for a number of years now, helping to provide hospitals and Trusts with better ways of capturing patient weight data instantly.
Many of the medical weighing scales in our range are available with Bluetooth technology. This
Marsden’s telehealth scales allow patients to be weighed in convenient locations, including their own home – the weight information can then be transferred to a central medical database.
Weighing patients outside of hospitals also reduces the costs of medical care – and can help to ease the strain on the NHS.
Since its emergence, telehealth technology has changed the face of monitoring patient health.
Now, according to research of a world leading university, telehealth solutions could help reduce hospital readmission rates by 27%.
We already know that getting the weight of a patient wrong can be fatal; it’s why the Class III approval process was introduced.
But ensuring weighing scales are as accurate as possible is just the start. What about transferring the weight data of a patient to a central database?
If you’re a pharmacy, you’ll likely have heard of the Government’s NHS Health Check Programme and how you can benefit from it.
If you haven’t: In a nutshell, the NHS Health Check Programme is a Government initiative designed to relieve the pressure on GP practises - and provide pharmacies with an extra income stream in the process.