Digital medicine is key to revolutionizing patient health outcomes, says GlobalData

Dec. 21, 2020

Healthcare companies are leveraging mobile technologies to empower patients for better disease management on their own and improve quality of life, reported GlobalData. 

With the shift from volume-based care to value-based care, digital medicine is increasingly becoming crucial to improve patient health outcomes. The Innovation Explorer Database of GlobalData’s Disruptor Intelligence Center reveals various US-based healthcare companies using digital medicine to help patients improve their health outcomes. 

Examples include: 

·        Wearable tech startup NightWare received FDA’s De Novo clearance for Apple Watch and associated iPhone app to improve the sleep quality of patients suffering with nightmare disorders. Sensors in the watch track the wearer’s heart rate and body movements to establish a baseline. Thereafter, an AI algorithm spots any abnormalities caused by a nightmare as they sleep. The watch delivers gentle nudges to interrupt a user’s nightmare without waking them.

·         Smart pills maker CapsoVision launched its ingestible camera pill ‘CapsoCam Plus’ for remote and at-home use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients can ingest the pill and carryout normal activities, where it captures 360-degree images of the small intestine. The images are then reviewed by physicians to spot bleeding, ulcers and signs of celiac disease.

·         Maternity care startup Babyscripts reduces the need for in-person prenatal visits using a mobile health and remote patient monitoring app myJourney. The app delivers tailored content to patients on a regular basis to support them through their pregnancy with tips related to exercises, nutrition and healthy behavior.

·         Pharma company Takeda designed an interactive mobile app ‘Being Patient: Multiple Myeloma’ to give users profound understanding of what everyday life of patients with the disease looks like. The app provides info on the disease, diagnosis and management though story narration and educational videos, which illustrates the experience of multiple myeloma patients.

·         Virtual care services provider ‘Doctor On Demand’ partnered with in-home care professional network CareLinx to help elderly avail healthcare through its telehealth app. Virtual physician visits via the app can be used to treat common ailments like rashes, cold, flu as well as chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure.  

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