Increased pressures on healthcare budgets and the ageing of the population are two aspects of a current challenge: Today’s healthcare systems need urgent modernisation.
Our hospitals may be a bit sick, but there’s a remedy: caring for patients at home.
Yet, some challenges remain. Hospitalisations at home require excellent logistics and a solid and professional organisation.
A successful example of hospitalisation@home is the virtual Isala Heart Centre, which was launched some 20 years ago. It provides hospital care through healthcare professionals who are available at a distance. It uses a variety of technologies at the point-of-care, like eHealth, mHealth, and sensors in/on a patient.
Indeed, technology helps: The “med tech” sector is now booming. It can facilitate even more the introduction of digital health and digital therapeutics thanks to the use of artificial intelligence and nanotechnologies.
EHTEL disseminates important findings like these through its role in the NWE-Chance project, an Interreg initiative based in north-west Europe (NWE) which works on delivering hospital-level care at home for heart failure patients.
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