PATIENTS TO BE MONITORED REMOTELY

NHS patients diagnosed with long-term illnesses could monitor their symptoms and conditions remotely, if proposals announced last week get the go ahead. This would be made possible through wearable technology, smartphone apps and digital clothing that would be linked to the wearer´s medical records, it was reported in The Telegraph. This is just one part […]

HIP FRACTURES AMONG OLDER ADULTS

Hip fractures are serious fall injuries that often result in long-term functional impairment, nursing home admission and increased mortality.1,2 As our population ages, the number of hip fractures is likely to increase. HOW BIG IS THE PROBLEM? Annually, there are at least 258,000 hospital admissions for hip fractures among people aged 65 and older.3 More than […]

CAN TECHNOLOGY PREVENT PATIENT FALLS?

There is considerable evidence that preventing patient falls can reduce cost and shorten length of stay (LOS). So, in a cash constrained NHS, can technology interventions really assist in preventing falls and are technology solutions affordable? Why do patients fall? There are multiple reasons; Mental health/confused patients Post-surgery complications & rehabilitation Dehydration (a whole debate […]