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Max Healthcare launches remote care monitoring

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Building on its patient-centric data-driven philosophy, the remote patient monitoring ecosystem will enable Max Healthcare to deliver speciality care programmes for their patients across India

Max Healthcare has launched India’s first, device-integrated patient-monitoring framework. The launch of the remote patient-care monitoring will allow the hospital to expand its geography of care, allowing patients from across India and globally to stay connected with Max Hospitals and its doctors, a statement released from the hospital has said.

It also said that as part of the remote patient monitoring, patients can use the platform Max MyHealth+ to monitor their vitals with clinical devices integrated to the app, allowing clinical readings to flow seamlessly from the device into the app and into the EMR, for the doctor’s review. The Max MyHealth+ ecosystem built in collaboration with MyHealthcare, has integrated blood pressure monitors from Omron, ECG and heart rate devices from Kardia and blood sugar monitoring devices from Accu-Chek. The vitals are monitored using AI tools, which help in ECG interpretation.

Building on its patient-centric data-driven philosophy, the remote patient-monitoring ecosystem will enable Max Healthcare to deliver speciality care programmes for their patients across India. Patients of Max Healthcare will soon be able to explore care programmes for diabetes management, cardiac care and hypertension management, which will include daily patient monitoring, periodic virtual consults with Max Hospital doctors, dieticians and clinical advisers, added the statement.

Speaking in this regard, Prashant Singh, Director IT and Group CIO, Max Healthcare, said, “At Max Healthcare, our constant endeavour has been to use the advancements in digital technology to provide the best-in-class medical support to our patients. Our focus is to expand the geography of care for the Max Healthcare group. The launch of the remote patient-monitoring platform, in partnership with MyHealthcare is an initiative to help enhance the healthcare services for our patients, at their homes. The service will help us extend our post-hospitalisation services to tier-II and tier-III cities, thus making quality healthcare accessible to a wider population.”

The statement mentioned that the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the much-needed focus on the use of digital technology solutions such as telemedicine to deliver healthcare services to patients beyond the physical walls of a hospital. Home care service providers were able to deploy digital solutions for monitoring and managing the care needs for mild-to-moderate COVID patients.

Speaking further about the partnership, Shyatto Raha, Founder and CEO, MyHealthcare, said, “Our belief in remote patient care was strengthened during the second wave of the pandemic. Building an ecosystem of care, beyond doctor consultation is key in managing patient care. Through our partnership with Max Healthcare, in delivering the Max MyHealth+ ecosystem, we have been able to build out integrated care services, whereby Max patients are able to seek healthcare services beyond consultations. The challenge across the industry has been in offering patients a digital platform that is easy to use. The device-integrated offerings will allow patients to use clinical devices at home, which are seamlessly connected to the Max MyHealth+ app. The clinical data captured is managed with automated trend analysis and vital alerts. Remote care monitoring and use of care programmes will help Max Healthcare manage their patients wherever they may be located.”

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