Creating home medical devices
When it comes to designing products for home healthcare, the challenges are universal as Peter Brady discusses in this article in the May issue of Health Management Technology.
Home healthcare in the United States, the fastest growing sector in healthcare, reduces costs by moving the point of care from high-cost, clinical centers to the home where devices are used by patients and caregivers.
The shift towards home-based care challenges product designers to ensure these devices are safe, effective and easy to use. Working with St Jude Medical, Inc., Sagentia helped develop Housecall Plus™, a monitoring system to transmit complex implantable cardioveter defibrillator (ICD) data. Operating in real time over standard telephone lines directly from a patient’s home to a medical professional’s office, the product enables physicians to manage their ICD patients more efficiently.
Read the full article on the Health Management Technology website.