Health care is one of the many fields that has been adapting to the digital world. With the advent of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, we are moving quickly into an age where doctors can have their patients’ information at their fingertips at all times. This can have a profound impact on how physicians treat their patients. Medical technology is an excellent choice for patients who need to stay in touch with their doctors but don’t always have time to make an office appointment.
Digital medicine is one of the most exciting advancements in healthcare, and one of the biggest benefits to having electronically connected medical treatments is improved patient compliance. According to a review in Annals of Internal Medicine, it’s estimated that only 50% of patients who are prescribed medication actually take it as directed (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22964778/). Around 20% to 30% of patients never even fill their medication. This can lead to reduced effectiveness and increased side effects, which can be dangerous for some people.
With computerized medicine, doctors can see how closely the patient has been following their recommended regimen, and if there are any gaps or missing steps along the way. This allows them to make adjustments as required so that patients are getting exactly what they need to get better faster and stay well long-term.
Technology has changed the way we communicate with our medical care providers. From the early days of video calls and text messages to today’s digital devices and connected apps, it’s effortless for patients and doctors to connect, and not just in the office. New apps and technologies are making it possible for patients to schedule appointments, communicate with their physicians, and get prescriptions filled in less time than ever before. They can even use these new tools to access their medical records from anywhere they may be.
With the rise of digital health, patients no longer have to track their behavior on their own. For instance, our team here at C3 Medical created a nebulizer for chronic lung disease patients that includes enhanced monitoring capabilities, such as bluetooth and updated firmware. This allows for greater compatibility with other devices and improved connectivity. These advancements enable clinicians to view real-time monitoring of patient behavior, which will ultimately lead to better treatment outcomes.
At C3 Medical, we take pride in being a trusted medical device developer for start-ups. We’re diligent, knowledgeable, and self-assured. We know that you need a company that can provide you with the right product development support at every step of the process. We are here to assist you with initial product conception through design and development, prototyping, manufacturing, and delivery. Our team is ready to help you develop your product from start to finish so that it can be successful in the marketplace. If you have a mobile app/connected device that you’d like to get into the marketplace, we can help. Take advantage of our free design audit. Just fill out the form, and we’ll get back to you with a detailed analysis of your product’s strengths, weaknesses, and what it needs to be successful on the market. Contact us today for a free consultation, and we’ll walk you through how to make sure your app or device is ready for prime time.