Connected Health can be defined as a dimension of healthcare that employs systematic IT applications to facilitate the process of accessing and sharing of critical health information; subsequently enabling the analysis of health data across healthcare systems.
A supplementary feature of Connected Health is Mobile Health (also known as mHealth) which is the use of mobile and wireless devices to improve health outcomes, healthcare services and health research. This technology allows individuals to manage their healthcare needs even on the go; providing them with access to multiple healthcare service delivery options in different locations.
The evolutionary stages
- Introducing Information Technology into Healthcare:
This preliminary stage involves the planning, building and use of a digital infrastructure for providing healthcare services.
- Exchange and archival of health information:
The second stage involves the storage of health data and exchange of captured health information between clinicians, across administrative groups and with patients.
- Expanding possibilities and being futuristic:
This stage emphasizes on the ever-growing possibilities of Connected Health; which should continuously aim to perform better and keep offering new and advanced healthcare delivery models.
How we are positioned in the Connected Health market
At Integrated Health Ventures, we are leveraging information technology through our Comprehensive Medical Information Exchange (CMIE) services which is typically a platform for harnessing critical patient data and facilitating its exchange between health practitioners, patients and specialists. This platform allows data to be centrally managed and makes it available to the concerned persons and organizations whenever and wherever they need it.