How Aimedis supports geriatric care in hospitals to improve senior healthcare efficiency
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Thu Nov 11 2021
There are many issues with the global healthcare system. One common and crystal-clear problem is that older adults with a specific chronic disease may not get treatment because it is too expensive, even if they have insurance coverage for health care costs. Another issue with global senior healthcare is finding a good doctor when you need one, and this can also lead to other problems like high costs of care or lack of insurance coverage for all treatments, which can result in further problems down the line in life, including, difficulty at work or school because of sicknesses, diseases, or injuries during adulthood that progressed severely. The circular nature of illness and disadvantage is hurting our population and especially our elderly. Our seniors face three primary obstacles: increased life expectancy with declining quality of life due to chronic conditions, rising healthcare service costs, and a shortage of qualified medical practitioners for geriatric care.
We studied seniors’ concerns when seeking healthcare and leveraged Aimedis’ vast resources to solve these challenging issues. Here is how:
First, leverage Aimedis’ patient data center to increase provider access to patients’ medical data and provide connected care.
With our aging population, more and more people are living longer lives than ever before. But for many of these seniors, their health declines as they age, making it challenging to lead a healthy lifestyle in their golden years. This decline can have devastating effects on both mental and physical well-being in some cases.
Aimedis patient data center, on the Aimedis platform, helps doctors manage chronic diseases by giving them more solid access to monitoring disease progression through a blockchain-backed data center. The objective of treatment in chronic conditions is not to treat but to slow progression and increase the quality of life for patients with chronic conditions. How is this achieved? The patient data center helps doctors closely monitor the progress, with all patients’ data available and connected in one place, lab tests, diagnostic scans, referrals, etc. Our data center allows our physicians and other healthcare staff to deliver efficient and connected care to our patients.
Second, use technology to lower the cost of healthcare for seniors.
Healthcare costs for seniors are rising, and the current system does not do enough to protect them. The idea that people should retire and enjoy their golden years is quickly being replaced by the increasing need for expensive senior assisted living facilities, medical bills, and insurance premiums due to our aging population. Costs associated with long-term health problems can become so high that they are unaffordable or unsustainable, causing many older adults who no longer have any income to become dependent on Medicare benefits. By providing a patient-centric data system, Aimedis lowers costs and decreases the time required for hospital stays by providing remote monitoring and centralized patient information.
Increase access of emergency centers to the elder population to help in life-threatening situations
An abundance of health care problems plagues the elderly. The high demand for care and low qualified practitioners supply is causing a shortage of qualified geriatric medicine professionals available to help. The physician and nurse shortage that we are suffering now, worsened by the COVID19 pandemic, has made it clear that we are in a severe provider deficit. Seniors, especially those who live alone, may face difficulty accessing medical help when in need. For these seniors to maintain a quality of life at this stage, they must find ways to connect with others who share similar experiences, as well as have constant access to medical care to seek in an emergency.
Aimedis sees this need clearly; thus, patients can access emergency centers to report life-threatening conditions with our integrated medical system. The system connects the nearest emergency center with the patient’s report. Furthermore, the emergency center can access the patient’s medical data to get accurate information about the patient’s medical history, which significantly helps doctors make life-saving decisions in emergency rooms.
The global healthcare system is riddled with various problems, the most glaring of which are preventable medical errors, poor amenable mortality rates, and a lack of transparency. Patients also report difficulty finding doctors who take their insurance or understandably speak to them about how much treatment will cost before they sign up for it because high costs could be crippling without coverage from some form of health care program (e.g., Medicare).
The senior healthcare professionals shortage isn’t helping either — we’re working to provide healthcare systems solutions to balance this shortage! Solving geriatric care issues is no easy feat. Aimedis is a leader in technological advancements and is always eager to introduce novel technologies to solve age-old problems. The benefits we provide today will be seen for years to come in our generation and future ones. We are preparing for tomorrow’s healthcare.