Devices take some of the pressure off a healthcare system coping with COVID-19.
Remote patient monitoring, once the province of early adopters and healthcare’s gadget geeks, has become mainstream during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals are using remote monitoring to reduce spending on personal protective equipment and free up beds for patients with COVID-19. Many clinicians appreciate that this technology allows them to keep tabs on patients in continuous real time instead of periodically at checkups. There are also pluses for patients.