Smart health, new technologies of connected objects for the medical world
By combining device management with safety management, Synox helps you make the right choices for the health of patients and vulnerable people. Thanks to connected objects, healthcare professionals and institutions can provide new personalized services and access more information.
Smart health is a rapidly growing area in the healthcare and telecare industry.
The use of information technology in patient care and health care has led to significant changes in the way health care professionals interact with each other and with patients. Smart health can help reduce the time between doctors’ visits and allow them to collaborate more effectively with each other. In addition, the use of the Internet opens up new avenues for providers to transfer information directly between their practices and their patients. This Internet-based information exchange provides better access to patient care, allowing providers to make more informed decisions about patients and act on them quickly.
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Your questions about Smart Health
What is Smart health?
Connected health is the use of new technologies to improve patients’ health. These devices facilitate access to care and allow their users to receive personalized care in terms of prevention or medical care in a ehpad, for example.
Connected health is a term that encompasses telemedicine (telemedicine includes medical practices enabled or facilitated by telecommunications), telehealth (remote consultation) and m-health (mobile health).
Tele-assistance for the elderly complements connected health solutions, enabling people to live more serenely and independently, whether at home or in an institution.
Why is smart health important?
In a smart health system, health care delivery combines technological innovation and information systems to improve the quality of care through better information management and collaboration between caregivers, hospitals and care centres.
Tele-assistance provides better security for the frail and elderly who live alone or in an EPhad.
The new system is designed to enhance collaboration, efficiency and quality of care in many areas of health care. This system also allows for a transparent exchange of information that can be done quickly and easily.
Smart healthcare is a multifaceted socio-medical approach to healthcare delivery and management using information technology to deliver healthcare services more effectively and efficiently. It allows for interdisciplinary collaboration and information exchange.
What are the areas of application of smart health?
These innovations open up new fields of application for medicine:
- Primary prevention (this is the domain of applications and PDAs)
- Computerized patient file (computer file containing medical data on patients)
- Medical practice management software
- Mobile health (in relation to smartphones)
- Teleconsultation (remote patient monitoring)
- Hospital Information Systems
- Decision support (therapeutic strategy support)
- Computer-assisted surgery
How does smart health contribute to diagnosis and monitoring in the medical environment?
The development of a connected health system makes medical practice more efficient and allows medical providers and patients to better control their health conditions. The use of medical IoT systems and IoT objects also addresses the challenges of monitoring patients’ health at home, increasing convenience and efficiency for the various stakeholders: patients, physicians and hospitals.
For example, a connected object such as a blood glucose meter will allow patients to better control their blood glucose targets in a personalized way, and to have a personalized monitoring log on their smartphone with the doses of insulin injected, the meals (by time slot), and the activities performed.
How does smart health facilitate prevention in medicine?
As with diagnostics, smart health can be applied at the preventive level by systematically connecting a patient with their primary care physician to obtain timely information about their condition and to make rapid treatment recommendations if necessary.
This would not have been possible with traditional practices where each visit might have required a separate request for information from different departments.
What is the role of connected objects in smart health?
Connected devices and technologies have opened the door to remote monitoring in the medical sectors (IoMT), enabling caregivers to provide superior healthcare and patients to stay healthy and safe. They have also increased customer satisfaction and engagement, as interactions between healthcare professionals have become much easier and hassle-free.
Connected devices offer a full range of solutions designed to transform the way healthcare professionals work with patients and address the stakes of the medical field. They also provide alerts in the event of an incident, such as for remote assistance.
Cell phones, watches, bracelets, scales, T-shirts, shoes… All these objects are now connected! They allow patients to be better informed and controlled, and thus promote prevention.
Moreover, it is possible to perform real medical measurements such as ECG (electrocardiogram) or measure blood pressure.
These connected objects, thanks to sensors, will collect data and allow :
- To have an optimized management of the patient’s health pathway
- To improve patient health by addressing the cost issues associated with the treatment of chronic diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular insufficiency, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, cancer or arthritis)
There are three main individual health benefits of these objects:
- Know yourself better, monitor and improve your health – “Quantified self”.
- Detecting and alerting
- Coaching and motivating
What are some examples of connected objects used to improve health?
There are many connected objects used by individuals and professionals to help them stay healthier. Here are some examples of connected medical objects and devices:
- The connected scale
- The connected toothbrush
- The electronic bracelet
- The connected belt
- The connected pacifier
- Connected clothing
- Sleep sensors
- The slimming forks
- The intelligent pillbox
- Tensiometers (objects that allow you to monitor your blood pressure)
- Oximeters (object allowing to measure the quantity of oxygen in the blood)
- Blood glucose meters (a device for calculating blood sugar levels)
- Watches that measure your heart rate
- A connected patch for Alzheimer patients
How to implement a Smart Health IoT solution?
Launching a large-scale IoT project is never easy, you need to be accompanied by experts with proven know-how in the deployment of an end-to-end IoT project.
You are not alone. Indeed, Synox is recognized for its expertise on the entire IoT value chain: from data capture to its restitution on web and mobile interfaces, including storage.
Synox supports you every step of the way to ensure the success of your IoT project.
Choose your objects
Speed, temperature, force, location, power, volume… According to your needs, Synox advises you in the choice of the sensor and facilitates its installation on site.
Connect your objects
In order to transport and secure the data, Synox recommends the networks and transmitters most suited to your project.
Securing your data
We provide you with an open and interoperable data collection and analysis platform that securely aggregates all your data with third-party data.
Host your data
A TIER IV type hosting and storage solution, based in France, which combines density, respect for the planet, availability and security.
Leverage your data
We offer an open data visualization platform that aggregates all of your third-party flows and allows you to manage them in a simplified, secure and customizable turnkey interface.
Is Synox the right choice for you?
Through our positioning in the IoT value chain and our expertise in Smart Health use cases, we are convinced that the technological answer is not the only element to bring to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s IoT projects. The success of a Smart Health project also lies in the fact that the proposed solutions must be equal to the business, ethical and environmental challenges they address.
From POC to large-scale deployment, Synox will support you throughout your Smart Health project in accordance with our values: fun, agility and humanism.
They trust us
In our sector, good communication is a critical point since our service is linked to people. We chose Synox because when we need technical support, we get a diagnosis and a solution very quickly.
We were looking for a mature solution for rapid deployment, which is what Synox offered us. From decision making, to the purchase of hardware and deployment (connectivity, dashboards ...) thanks to the end-to-end support by Synox, the 1st Proof of Concept was completed in less than a month!
We wanted to give ourselves the means to avoid breakdowns and reduce the stress of our customers regarding production stops. After some research, IoT quickly appeared to be the answer to this need. Synox's collaborative approach seemed the right one and convinced me. The ability to listen to the teams and the hyper reactivity of the support service allowed us to successfully move this project forward.
What is interesting about the Synox solution is that it can be adapted independently to the needs of our customers, and perhaps even later to other sectors of activity. With a very simple implementation and a modest cost, we were able to deploy the solution to twenty customers within 6 months.
It was possible to test the proper functioning of the solution proposed by Synox before the market was set up, and we were able to get quick feedback from the sanitation department, which proved to be very positive. The responsiveness of Synox support in the event of a problem is greatly appreciated. It promotes our collaboration in an environment of trust.
Before the installation of connected objects, it was sometimes our customers who informed us of a malfunction of the heating system... Now we can be proactive about this type of incident. We had already carried out several unsuccessful - and expensive - POCs before testing SoDATA#Viz, but when we saw the real-time curves of our 50 objects, only one week after signing the POC, we were quickly convinced!
"In our industry, smooth communication is a critical point since our service is tied to people. So we chose Synox because when we need technical support, we get a diagnosis and a solution very quickly."
Computer & telecom engineer
"We were looking for a mature solution for rapid deployment, which is what Synox offered us. From decision making, to hardware purchase and deployment (connectivity, dashboards...) thanks to Synox's end-to-end support, the 1st Proof of Concept was completed in less than a month!"
"We wanted to give ourselves the means to avoid breakdowns and reduce our customers' stress regarding production downtime. After some research, IoT quickly appeared to be the answer to this need. Synox's collaborative approach seemed to me to be the right one and convinced me. The ability to listen to the teams and the hyper responsiveness of the support department allowed us to successfully move this project forward."
"What is interesting about the Synox solution is that it can be adapted independently to the needs of our customers, and perhaps even later to other sectors of activity. With a very simple implementation and a modest cost, we were able to deploy the solution to about 20 customers within 6 months."
Technical Project Manager
"Before the installation of connected objects, sometimes it was our customers who informed us of a malfunction in the heating system... Now we can be proactive about this type of incident. We had already carried out several unsuccessful - and expensive - POCs before testing SoDATA#Viz but when we saw the real-time curves of our 50 objects, only a week after signing the POC, it quickly convinced us!"
"It was possible to test the proper functioning of the solution proposed by Synox before the market was set up, and we were able to get quick feedback from the sanitation department, which proved to be very positive. The responsiveness of Synox support in the event of a problem is greatly appreciated. It promotes our collaboration in an environment of trust."