Did you know that heart diseases claim the life of 2,200 American citizens each day? This means that a man collapses almost every second. Not only are heart diseases common, but also expensive to treat, costing $316.6 billion each year. The source of these shocking details is a recent report published by Mobilehelp. The report also points out the importance of consistently monitoring vital signs – such as blood pressure – because it can help manage chronic illnesses and cut back hospitalization caused by heart failure by 50%. However, most IT tools out there differ in quality and price, not to mention you need to purchase them separately. And this is where telehealth comes into the picture.
Telehealth Is The Future
Telehealth is the ability to track vital signs and other health indicators via medical devices and then forward them to care providers or upload them to an app for further analysis. This is convenient for the patient, as they can manage their vital signs from their home, and the results can be viewed online or shared with a doctor. The report puts an emphasis on measuring blood pressure with telehealth technology. It indicates the correct systolic and diastolic numbers, and tells readers what qualifies as hypertension (high blood pressure). Even better, it provides a detailed guide on how to monitor it correctly. The report ends on a high note, stating that telehealth is undergoing constant development, and utilizing the technology will benefit people who aren’t hospitalized, but suffer from some kind of heart disease.
MobileVitals Medical Alert Systems
“But how do medical alert systems fit into all this?” you may ask. The answer is pretty simple. Both telehealth and medical alert systems are based on the idea of monitoring the user’s well-being by a medical device. Telehealth provides users a way to keep tabs on their vital signs, while a medical alert button is useful when a sudden heart failure strikes the person. The combination of the two also means that your blood pressure will be recorded by the monitoring staff as well, and during an emergency they’ll automatically share it with the ambulance personnel. MobileHelp in particular is well prepared for such situations. They offer a telehealth blood pressure monitor of their own (called MobileVitals), but they also have a fall detection button that calls for help even if the wearer is unconscious or unable to move.
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