9. Omron: VitalSight remote heart monitor
Omron has launched its VitalSight remote patient monitoring system to monitor blood pressure from home.
The system is designed for patients who are at high-risk levels of hypertension or heart failure patients. It comes with an Omron-connected blood pressure monitor and a data hub that are pre-set to securely share measurements with a patient’s physician and care team. Doctors are able to personalize blood pressure thresholds to improve engagement with physicians.
Omron’s system can be integrated with a clinician’s electronic medical record system or through Omron’s doctor dashboard for data analysis and automatic notifications to signal when patients may have a blood pressure reading that needs action.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, heart attack mortality rates have more than doubled due to patients avoiding the hospital when they experienced symptoms. Omron’s remote monitoring system is designed to help patients reduce visits to the doctor’s office. Physicians can modify treatment plans without having to see a patient in the office using VitalSight.