Several factors contribute to the increasing pressure on healthcare systems:
- People now have a longer life expectancy than ever before due to improvements in sanitation and advances in medicine. As the demand for healthcare services rises, the number of people contributing financially falls, resulting in an increasing cost pressure on governments and healthcare systems
- By the year 2020, chronic diseases are expected to be responsible for 73% of all deaths worldwide, and 60% of the global burden of disease1
- Chronic diseases reduce quality of life and add more pressure to healthcare providers’ time and resources
- The global health workforce shortage is forecast to reach 12.9 million by 20352
Over the past few years, Linde Healthcare has been exploring the potential of innovative patient care concepts and technologies to strengthen the care of patients with chronic conditions.
How can we best help people with chronic disease?
- By monitoring patients at home, changes in health can be detected early to prevent hospital admissions
- Allowing patients to stay in the comfort of their homes and involving them in their own care can improve their health and quality of life
Remote monitoring and care
Telehealth combines innovative care concepts and remote patient monitoring with traditional care, allowing for more effective and efficient management of patients with chronic conditions.
Our customised remote care programmes are designed around patients – to deliver the best possible care for them at home. They combine:
- The significant benefits of telehealth3-10
- A flexible service adapted to existing healthcare practices
Watch to see how we can help healthcare teams and patients by bringing expert care home.
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