Post Surgical Patients Benefit from a Home-Based Recovery
The COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbated the significant inequalities in healthcare. Underserved populations are subject to healthcare provider shortages and overcrowded hospitals and clinics, limiting their access to care. Further, patients in rural communities may not have access to transportation, which serves as a key indicator of whether a person will receive the care they need. VyTrac’s remote patient monitoring solutions have the ability to provide the necessary care these populations lack. Implementing these solutions now will help curb the problems exacerbated by the pandemic.
VyTrac has options for a variety of patient populations. This article will discuss how VyTrac provides services for three disparate demographics: individuals that are technologically savvy, individuals that are simply technologically literate, and individuals that do not have access to a smartphone (low level of technology literacy).
If an individual is technologically literate, VyTrac’s smartphone application allows patients to communicate with providers across the country. It also enables providers to track key vitals such as blood pressure, oxygen, pulse, and weight, among others. Advancements in artificial intelligence allow VyTrac to access, and thereby regulate, stress and other vitals via an AI facial recognition feature.
Technologically heavy solutions can be challenging for specific populations, such as baby boomers and the geriatric patient population. With this in mind, VyTrac offers simple instructions that let patients easily record their vital signs and communicate with physicians.
Although cutting-edge technology is an absolute necessity and addresses the 85% of the population that have smartphones, there is still a considerable minority that does not. For these patients, VyTrac has resources to simplify the process of care. The remote patient monitoring start-up will send a phone to patients that require no set-up or programming, as well as all the necessary devices for that patient’s needs (pulse-ox, scale, blood pressure cuff). Patients only need one bar of cell service for VyTrac to connect patients and providers.
VyTrac understands the role of remote patient monitoring in providing care to those with limited access to care and has embraced the challenge of providing that care. That means patients in rural communities and underserved and poor populations get medical services to improve their quality of life.