Currently, studies are being conducted to prove the efficiency of this device regarding COPD and congestive heart failure.
Spire Health Tag, which is a wearable coming with the size of a key fob, is able to stack up a patient’s breath, heart rate, sleep and movement then finally sends that data to a dashboard or a smart phone managed by a clinician. This solution to monitor patients can be placed on clothes while there is no need for charging. More especially, it will not run into any problems after accidental damage like cycles through washer or dryer. When being worn, Health Tag will collect and analyze data as well as take advantage of artificial intelligence technology to identify physiological patterns that may be signals of illness or health problems.
The Department of Health and Human Services in the United States wishes that this device will be able to detect and send alerts to the users whether they are about to have a flu or other kind of illness. What is more, health systems are now discovering how to adopt it as a part of their chronic disease management programs for such conditions as COPD and congestive heart failure.
Behind the innovation
The device is now already available to customers, with over 100 thousand units bought. Medicare is motivating hospitals and healthcare centers to use remote patient monitoring and letting them know how this device can be adopted in chronic disease management programs. This is also the target of this invention.
This may be the first validated technique that can be used to monitor respiratory effort while decreasing patient pressure to afford long and costly analysis.
The reasons why your organization needs this
First of all, it is able to prevent readmissions based on the data that could result in intervention when there is a change in a patient’s body. Secondly, it is a useful resource used for chronic disease management while no action is demanded when the unit is already placed on the clothes of a patient, which is truly a big convenience.