Wireless Technology in health care Presented by Juan Zhang (Angela)
OUTLINE•Introduce wireless healthcare;•Categories of wireless medical device;•Key benefits;•Some disadvantages;•Opportunities of wireless healthcare;•Key challenges for wireless medical devicedeployment;•Trends in the future
INTRODUCTION•Telehealth, which defined as “use ofcomputers and telecommunicationsequipment to provide health care overlong distances” (Larkin, 1997) .•Wireless technologies are bringingabout dramatic improvements in thequality of healthcare
Categories of Wireless Medical DeviceGenerally, wireless medical devices classified into twomain categories: short range and long range.Short-range technologies transmit data from the patientto a local receiver/monitor. The local receiver maystand alone or connect to a central monitoring station.Long-range technologies generally transmit patientdata directly to a remote monitoring location.
Advantages and Disadvantages Advantages Disadvantages•Can reduce costs •Studies have shown that•Increase efficiencies radio frequency radiation•Health professionals can may have biological andautomate functions and shift health effects.their practice into other areas •Home monitoring and•Makes important information workplace interventionsmore readily and widely require close attention toavailable issues of privacy and•Promotes self-care, shared confidentiality.care and wellness which •Staff resourcesultimately reduces demandsour health care system.
Opportunities of wireless healthcare•Remote diagnosis & monitoring systems•Vital sign monitoring devices tracking weight, bloodpressure, blood glucose, lung function, heart rate, etc.•Home health hubs / medical gateways•Fitness management devices & applications (heartrate, weight watch etc.)•Implanted medical therapy management•Remote monitoring for elder care, which includingemergency event detection, accidental fall detection,sleep quality etc.•Medication compliance•Drug delivery system & sensors
Key challenges•Feasible business model•Risk management•Compelling use-cases•Design – optimized for performance,cost and power•Coexistence and interoperability•Best Practices
Trends in the future•Wireless health technology may, in the future, find aplace in end-of-life care.•Wireless health can also play a role in hospice careitself.•Education of family members can take place viamobile apps regarding specific diseases if the patientsuffered from a hereditary condition, medication sideeffects, or perhaps the patient’s plan of care via thepatient portal.)