Connected Care: When Health is in your Control

How health technology is transforming health management.

Connected Care: When Health Is In Your Control
Products and Innovation | Jan. 4, 2023

Connected Care... When health is accessible, intuitive and in your control

For most of us health is, de facto, an auto-pilot situation. Living and creating our best possible lives, with all its bucket lists and goals can sometimes push health further down on the list of priorities. In the face of a health condition, the switch from auto-pilot to a high priority to-do can be overwhelming. Much like other aspects of life, technology is rising to the occasion when it comes to health management as well; helping people approach, interpret and take charge of their health management more easily.

The contribution of technology and innovation to healthcare is enhancing the quality of people’s health and lives. Health tech has made healthcare more accessible, allowing it to transcend the walls of the doctor’s clinic, support the engagement between patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers, and transform your understanding of your own health.

The right place, the right time

A quick and accurate diagnosis can go a long way in managing health issues or nipping infectious diseases in the bud. The introduction of the 15-minute at-home rapid self-test  for COVID-19 was a comfort to many in the uncertain times that the pandemic brought on. Being aware of their health status gave people the ability to make quick decisions and take necessary action, fairly similar to the risk profiling tests for cardiovascular diseases. Solutions like high-sensitive troponin-I tests can inform an individual about their risk status of a future cardiac event. By flagging off and tackling a potential risk early on, these solutions allow people to take charge and manage their health more effectively and efficiently.

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Continuous connectivity

Remote patient monitoring has been gaining momentum for a while. Remote consultations are on the rise, and it’s safe to say that technology has played a remarkable role in enabling this change.

For people with cardiovascular disorders or chronic conditions such as diabetes, the opportunity to manage their health painlessly, and without having to visit healthcare providers frequently, can be life changing. Futuristic health tech and innovations have made it possible for your doctors to remotely monitor your health, no matter where you are or what you may be doing. Periodic glucose monitoring systems track your glucose levels in real-time and convey your data, complete with patterns and trends, to your physicians, who can then prepare an optimum treatment plan for you. Similarly, cardiac devices, too, have evolved from laborious machines into compact, convenient systems that can keep a periodic tab on your heart and keep you in touch with your doctors, without interfering with your daily activities.

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 Looking to the future

The digitization of medical services is making healthcare more personalized and much more intuitive. Health tech devices like bio-wearables help you establish a deep connection with yourself, encouraging you to understand your own body and make sense of the signs and signals it gives you from time to time. They help you to decode your health parameters and provide a detailed analysis of your body and its metabolism. This vital data, derived from millions of users, can be studied for more insights, which will, in turn, help the innovation of healthcare solutions and targeted treatments of the future.

The future of human and tech powered health looks hopeful, giving people an opportunity to realize their true potential and do justice to their health. By handing over the power to you, the digitization of healthcare is empowering you and your healthcare providers to not just predict and overcome health challenges, but to aspire to live a better, fuller life.

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Disclaimer: The information mentioned in this document is only suggestive /for patient education and shall not be considered as a substitute for doctor’s advice or recommendations from Abbott. Please consult your doctor for more information.