A new app is allowing healthcare professionals to manage the care they receive from home while in the hospital.
A new app lets healthcare professionals manage the health care they received from home.
Hospitalists are taking advantage of the technology to improve care in the emergency department, which is where they tend to see the sickest patients.
The technology, called Home Assistant, uses technology such as voice recognition and cameras to help patients manage their own care while in hospital.
The app can be downloaded for free and can be accessed by anyone in India who wants to manage their care.
The team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai, where IIT Medical students are studying the technology, say it is a good first step towards developing a universal healthcare platform.
“The app will be useful for a variety of healthcare services, including emergency department care and paediatric intensive care,” said IIT Mumbai’s Dr K. R. Gupta.
Dr Gupta, a senior member of the team, said the team is already working on how to enable patients to manage care remotely.
Home Assistant can help doctors manage patient care remotely as well, for instance, when they are in a hospital.
“The primary benefit of this technology is that it will be a good starting point for building a universal platform,” Dr Gupta said.
India’s healthcare system has been struggling to develop a universal system for healthcare, despite years of research and development.
It has been plagued by the high costs and long waits for care in hospitals and emergency departments, and by a lack of trained doctors and nurses.
The IIT team hopes the app will help bridge the gap between doctors and patients, and will enable healthcare professionals, from generalists to specialists, to be able to work remotely from their homes.
The project is part of the IITs project on health technology, which aims to develop systems that help healthcare professionals work together and reduce waste.