Implanted Heart Wearables For Remote Monitoring
Medical wearable devices have reached a whole new level with a new device by health IT startup LindaCare. In an effort to reduce the alert fatigue experienced at many hospitals, the startup created a platform that provides remote monitoring for cardiology patients with chronic heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia. The implanted devices offer the necessary monitoring, without the patient stepping foot in a hospital or medical facility.
As revealed in “Remote monitoring startup for cardiac implant patients raises $1.6M,” posted by Stephanie Baum on MedCityNews.com, LindaCare raised enough in first round funding to continue development efforts and launch a new product. The source of funding came from Capricorn Venture Partners whose health tech fund is focused on the prevention and treatment of diseases. The implanted electronic devices will provide remote monitoring for cardiology patients. Those suffering from chronic heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia are the initial set of patients to be monitored and products may soon focus on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The remote monitoring will triage alerts and provide valuable data to physicians treating these patients, while also reducing alert fatigue for hospital networks.
When combined with telehealth, remote monitoring can improve patient health without over-burdening healthcare facilities. Although telehealth has regulatory and reimbursement challenges to overcome, it’s a technology that is increasing in demand and for good reason. Patients are just as short on time as their healthcare professionals and telehealth, vital sight monitoring systems, wearable devices, and other technology can streamline healthcare services, reduce costs, and improve the health of patients. In addition, the data captured in these medical devices can provide valuable insights about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases.
The medical device industry is rapidly growing and the market is becoming saturated with wearable devices of all sorts. Manufacturers can deploy an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to keep up with consumer demands, regulatory obligations, and the competition. With the right solution, you can manage financial, product, supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution activities. ERP also offers traceability, product lifecycle, and can support regulatory compliance efforts.
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