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3 Benefits of Smart Personal Medical Devices

When it comes to personal healthcare and the medical profession, accuracy and timing matter. Having the right data at the right time can drastically improve the decision-making process, and is especially important when an individual's health is involved. After all, increasing the probability for positive health outcomes is what all parties want.  

CMI Health is dedicated to developing and providing affordable, high performance, medical devices for both at home and clinical use. Read on for three benefits of having a smart, personal medical device readily accessible.

Rapid, Real Time Identification of Anomalies or Changes in Health Condition

Perhaps the greatest benefit of having a smart personal medical device available is, its ability to alert a user to a change or anomaly in health conditions. Smart medical devices not only aid in the rapid identification of any change in user health, but can oftentimes provide invaluable data that allows a user to make an informed health decision in real time.

Previously, healthcare professionals and facilities held the sole responsibility for identifying, diagnosing, treating, and monitoring a patient. However, the rise of personal medical devices has made it possible for the individual to also take responsibility and play an active role in monitoring of their own health as well.

Monitoring and evaluating health data on a continual basis can provide a benchmark for understanding and then identifying any health anomalies that may arise. Personal medical devices not only make it simple to measure and track health data, but also present the information in an easy-to-understand way.

Patient monitoring devices in particular—which include oximeters, capnographs, and spirometers—are extremely useful for collecting information necessary for crucial decisions. The right decision made at the right time can often time lead to a higher probability for a positive health outcome.

Lower Costs and Reduced Workload

High-quality healthcare solutions are often expensive to develop, costly to maintain, and involve many resources to fully deploy. Successfully leveraging all of the moving parts of diagnoses, treatment, and patient monitoring is complex, and often reliant upon precise timing and informed action. 
Health monitoring devices make it easy for medical professionals to assess an individual's current health condition in real time, and in turn make an informed decision when it matters. However, these devices prove most beneficial when they are placed in the hands of the patient, and used consistently on a day to day basis.  
Medical staff are unfortunately only able to address a limited number of issues at one time or place, making the efficient use of available resources critical.  
This is where the patient’s ability to collect and share their own health data can becomes incredibly advantageous.  
Personal medical devices give the individual user the power to take responsibility for their own health. This helps to decrease the reliance on medical personnel for diagnosis, treatment, and long-term health monitoring. 
Access to a patient’s health data makes it that much easier for medical staff to diagnosis and treat a patient quickly and efficiently as possible. This also gives physicians greater visibility into a patient’s recent health history, allowing them to make the most informed decision possible in both diagnosis and treatment.  

Increased Patient Engagement and Control

Patient control and engagement have received increasing amounts of attention and discussion in recent years. Engaged patients are more likely to inform family members and medical providers of crucial health changes or developments in a timely fashion. This is especially important to those with chronic health conditions that require long-term monitoring.  

Engaged patients are proactive. They regularly communicate with their healthcare providers and keep them well informed of any changes or anomalies that occur. This can aid in the preemptive identification of health threats, before the noticeable symptoms begin to develop. 
Alternatively, disengaged patients rarely communicate with medical providers and instead have to be prompted to provide informationOftentimes disengaged patients will wait until after the development of adverse symptoms to inform medical professionals of a change in their health. And this retrograde address of medical conditions places healthcare providers at a significant disadvantage in both the diagnosis and treatment of a patient. Health issues are time sensitive and this can directly conflict with the limited nature of medical resources 
This is why encouraging patient engagement and equipping patients with the tools they need to monitor their own health is so advantageous. The reality is, medical professionals simply cannot be with a patient 24/7, whether the patient is at home, or in a healthcare facility. 
By equipping patients with the knowledge and tools to properly monitor their own health, they become an engage and active participant in their own health. 
CMI Health’s products directly contribute to efficient medical data gathering, improved resource allocation, and positive patient outcomes. Click here to view our products, and feel free to contact us with any questions. 

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