複数医療機器

2014年7月8日火曜日

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Closing the loop between hospital and home June 13, 2014 | Eric Wicklund - Editor, mHealthNews Researchers at the University of Missouri are working on a home-based monitoring solution for seniors that automatically synchs with the hospital, a key step in the effort to allow more people to "age in place" while reducing avoidable hospitalizations. The "closed-loop healthcare" system is more than a decade in planning, and was displayed during this week's SmartAmerica Challenge Expo in Washington D.C. Its goal is to allow seniors to live in their own homes while being monitored by healthcare providers and other caregivers, and to allow the instant transfer of biometric data from home to hospital. Researchers say this set-up would enable healthcare providers to react more quickly in the event of an accident at home, as well as enabling them to spot medical concerns before they become acute. They point to a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study that estimates the U.S. spends $31 billion each year on preventable hospitalizations among adults, many of which could be avoided "through better integration and coordination." “In the system we’re developing, the home and hospital devices would be interconnected, which would allow more coordinated care with lower risk of complications,” said Marjorie Skubic, a professor of electrical and computer engineering in the MU College of Engineering and one of the lead researchers on the project, in a recent press release. “As patients transfer between care units, sensor data are automatically delivered to their bedsides by the integrated healthcare platform. When patients return home, the system continues to track their activity, behaviors and vital signs and send alerts if health changes are detected.” “Consider an elderly man who lives alone and falls and breaks his shoulder; when he falls, the system of sensors detects his fall and sends for help immediately,” Skubic continued. “Additionally, the physicians could evaluate video of the fall captured by the sensors to determine how the man fell or what led to the fall. The fall data also helps medical professionals educate the patient on how to prevent similar falls in the future.” Skubic and Julian Goldman of Harvard University are the lead collaborators on the project, and part of a team that includes researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Vanderbilt University, the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, IEEE and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, among others. Among the various parts of this system are sensors deployed in the home that can detect walking patterns and bathroom use, as well as standard biometric data like pulse and respiration rate. “These ‘smart home’ systems have the potential to create tremendous cost savings for individuals and health care systems, especially if used throughout the country,” Skubic added. “By streamlining the healthcare operation into a cohesive system, we will save costs, provide better care and achieve improved health outcomes.”

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