Care that is constant Real-time interaction is so much more than watching current events unfold on platforms online. While we keep track of happenings from across the world, advancements like wearable and insertable technology, remote sensor devices and mobile applications are helping us understand our own bodies better. They not only make healthcare more intuitive for patients, but also give doctors access to periodic data and insights about patients’ health patterns, based on which personalized treatment plans can be tailored. Connections beyond boundaries The pandemic has been a stark reminder of the benefits of more seamless and connected relationships, with family, friends and especially the one with our physicians. Long gaps between visits or infrequent consultations means doctors have limited visibility, which could increase the chances of missing out on crucial information relevant to symptoms or treatment. Furthermore, limited visibility into other aspects of a patient’s lifestyle also impact delivery of care. Technology is helping bridge this gap, ensuring that doctors are always up to date on their patients’ health status. In a dynamic condition like diabetes, where glucose levels tend to fluctuate through the day and night, having continuous access to your health data allows your physician to plan and manage your treatment effectively. Thus, remote patient monitoring systems, for conditions like cardiovascular disorders and diabetes, are helping patients be seen and heard even without having to plan a medical consult.