LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – Patients are embracing mobile technology and, surprisingly, are willing to share health data collected by wearables, according to a recent study by Zebra Technologies.
The 2022 Hospital Vision Study found that 77% of patients surveyed understand that sharing their data with clinicians will mean a savings in time and better care.
“These findings emphasize the need and interest for patients to connect their home health activities with their clinicians,” said Chris Sullivan, global healthcare practice lead, Zebra Technologies.
The study also showed that clinical mobility solutions are becoming increasingly more beneficial and popular to the health care industry by improving the quality of care and patient safety, in addition to reducing the costs and expenses used to deliver patient care.
“Hospitals are incented from a financial and admissions standpoint to move in the direction of promoting health and wellness management and support,” Sullivan said. “This is where home health comes in and becomes critically important.”
Sullivan said the future of home health will be delivered via wearables, as health care organizations augment the roles of smart machines and automated intelligence solutions in their operations.
“When patients leave a hospital, they tend to their health at home, away from professionals, and they can be at risk,” he said. “Advanced mobile technologies that enable visual and personal connections to the clinician while the patient is at home can greatly decrease that patient safety risk by helping clinicians track their health while they are recovering at home.”