Fri. Oct 30th, 2020

A new research study exploring the effectiveness of virtual health follow-ups utilizing home-monitoring devices and mobile innovation is currently being conducted by the Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC) with the assistance of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in the United Arab Emirates.Running till the end of

December, the study is being carried out in collaboration with Cognitive Health care International(CHI), a local partner that has actually developed the devices and software being utilized based on the DDC’srequirements.WHY IT MATTERS The objective is to use the technology to track daily patient information and” strategy interventional strategies in

real-time to prevent complications of the disease,”the centre stated.”Diabetes is a persistent disease, one that requires regular follow-up to avoid complications. In basic, with time, patient compliance minimizes and they tend to miss out on follow-up consultations, and healthcare providers need to continuously remind patients to abide by their follow-up schedule,”said M Hamed Farooqi, director of the DDC.”Even a gap of 3 to six months of no follow-up can be significantly detrimental to diabetic patients.”THE LARGER CONTEXT Detailing the research study, Farooqi added that 40 patients have been provided with four home-monitoring devices for blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate, and pulse and oxygen saturation. They have actually also been given a clever tablet box that beeps every day at the time any medication is required to be taken. Ought to a dose be missed out on, that information is instantly shared with the DDC group leading the research.Patients will likewise be needed to use a special mobile phone throughout.” The mobile [phone] has the software which captures all the patient information and automatically sends it to our centre.

In the information space, the information gets instantly triaged as green, yellow and red based upon expert system,”stated Farooqi, adding that green represented excellent results, yellow indicated readings are”slightly irregular “, and red indicated outcomes” that the client requires intervention.”He continued:”If the data falls under the yellow classification, the patient is immediately sent a push alert, which notifies him that the outcomes are slightly irregular, and therefore the client requires to take the required

procedures as currently encouraged by doctor.”If the information falls under the red category, the patient gets a call from DDC and the healthcare provider can provide a phone assessment or request them to go to the centre for more assessment. At the end of weekly, the medical professional gets a weekly client report for each patient.”ON THE RECORD”At the DHA, we intend to continue utilizing various innovations that fit the subtleties of the healthcare landscape in the emirate to empower patients by supplying them with timely assistance and follow-up and thus resulting in enhanced personalised client care,” said Humaid Al Qutami, director-general of the DHA.”We are keen to continue medical research especially in the field of health care and innovation to help empower clients and additional enhance patient care and compliance.”

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