A Look at Wi-Fi Versus Cellular for Remote Patient Monitoring

There’s a lot of buzz in the health care industry about the coming 5G wireless standard, which promises to bring high speed, low latency connections to businesses. With 5G, health care organizations are able to quickly and easily transmit data that requires a high bandwidth, such as CT scans and X-rays. But it will also have an impact on lower bandwidth applications, such as the data found in home health care applications.

The reality is that for most health care organizations and the patients they serve, 5G won’t be available in a broad way for at least a few years. However, remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions—which can transform seniors’ care by helping them live independently—need reliable connectivity options to transmit data between the patient and the doctor’s office or hospital.

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Connecting with Patients: Is WiFi or Cellular Better for RPM?

Many in the healthcare industry are keeping an eye on the rollout of 5G wireless, which promises to connect people and things at higher speed and lower latency. In the healthcare realm, this means high-resolution images such as CT scans and X-rays can be taken and transmitted instantaneously to doctors. But it also means good things for lower-bandwidth applications, such as the volumes of rich data found in home healthcare applications.

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Beyond telehealth: the virtual care technology trends that will transform healthcare

How contact tracing, contactless experiences and remote monitoring will redefine healthcare and public health.

A recent estimate by consulting firm McKinsey suggests that $250 billion in healthcare spending could shift to virtual care models in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Notwithstanding the dramatic headline, there is no disputing that we are directionally headed towards a significant shift in the way care is delivered. If anything, the actual shift in spend could be much higher.

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The ability to interact with patients and monitor their vital signs remotely helps us continue managing their existing health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing it brought is changing the way the doctors at Excellence Medical Center interact with their Cape Coral, Florida, patients. Christine Mackie, MD, and other healthcare professionals at the medical center were well-positioned to for the impact with their continued use of telemedicine through Anelto Remote Care instead of face-to-face visits for routine care of their elder patients.

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Benzinga: The ability to interact with patients and monitor their vital signs remotely helps us continue managing their existing health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing it brought is changing the way the doctors at Excellence Medical Center interact with their Cape Coral, Florida, patients. Christine Mackie, MD, and other healthcare professionals at the medical center were well-positioned to for the impact with their continued use of telemedicine through Anelto Remote Care instead of face-to-face visits for routine care of their elder patients.

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LinkedIn: Small and mighty. Small businesses are driving innovation.

National Small Business Week was created to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners across the U.S. I think we can all agree that they’re the backbone of our economy and often the go-to example of the American dream in action. AND something that I see every day is that small businesses are also important leaders of innovation—the brave, the curious, and the creative types pushing our world forward. They’re asking the right questions, experimenting with new techniques, and looking for better, more efficient ways to make technology work for the world.

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AT&T: Anelto Health and ATT

The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to more than double from 46 million in 2016 to over 98 million by 2060. And the 65-and-older age group’s share of the total population will increase to nearly 24 percent from 15 percent1.

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