Patient readmittance is both expensive and dangerous for patients—especially those with chronic health conditions or compromised immune systems.
One study shows that around 20% of patients experience adverse outcomes within 3 weeks of discharge, and nearly 75% of those outcomes could have been prevented or improved upon—if only there were adequate preventative care and monitoring tools.
Powering the future of outpatient care
Myant strives to change the status quo around outpatient discharge. By leveraging Textile Computing™ and a remote patient monitoring dashboard, practitioners at hospitals and clinics will be able to measure the health and wellbeing of their patients, no matter where they are.
Ultimately, this will improve patient health outcomes by ushering in a preemptive healthcare model, catching early signs of illness or complications through frictionless remote monitoring. For example, if a patient’s core body temperature is elevated in conjunction with an increased heart rate, could be early signs of an infection.
The benefits of a remote patient monitoring tool
- Ability to monitor a wide range of patient health metrics (including ECG)
- A store historical health data for more personalized interventions
- Detect early signs of illness by remotely measuring body temperature
- Overall reduction in hospital readmissions
- Improved patient health outcomes
- Increased patient care compliance
- Reduced patient and care provider anxiety
- Increased health provider revenue
Focusing on outpatient discharge can also have a profound effect on reducing the cost of healthcare. For starters, hospital readmissions are expensive—for the healthcare system of course, but most importantly for the patient. Reducing readmissions can also improve a patient’s overall health outcomes. Studies have shown that by using wearable technologies to implement remote monitoring of patients, healthcare practitioners will be able to reduce ER visits and hospitalizations for their patients.
How textile computing improves the outpatient discharge process:
- A solution that isn’t bulky and has no wires
- Improved patient compliance
- Combination of patient self reporting and care provider monitoring
Unlike bulky monitoring tools of the past—where ease of use has posed a number of challenges and barriers to patients—Skiin's ubiquity and simplicity can improve patient compliance and connectivity. Patients no longer need to deal with wires or undergo unpleasant skin preparations for traditional monitors that attach to the skin.
With Textile Computing™ as the foundation of an RPM solution, Myant aims to help practitioners provide patients with a unique form of remote care. By continuously monitoring the cardiac health of their patients, hospitals will be able to improve the overall health outcomes of their patients. By having access to their own biometric data, patients will also gain a sense of agency over their health outcomes, allowing them to be more engaged in talking about their health.
COVID has proven that remote patient monitoring systems have an important and effective role to play when it comes to outpatient discharge. The number of patients using these systems is expected to more than double in the US between 2020 and 2025 to more than 70.6 million people. The need for accurate, effective, and timely healthcare has never been more necessary than ever before to reduce healthcare costs and more importantly to improve patient outcomes.