Technology continues to enhance the way we live our lives – virtual assistants follow our voice commands to play music and give us new recipes, smart doorbells help keep our homes secure, and mobile apps even let us have groceries delivered right to our front door. These quick conveniences make life simpler, but another technology-led revolution is influencing a significantly complex task we face every day – managing our health.
For the past several decades, technology has placed various fitness-based products in the hands of consumers to count steps, measure sleep, and monitor one’s heart rate. Today, tech has expanded user-driven health tools to a broader range of platforms and devices allowing patients to manage chronic conditions from anywhere in the world.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nearly half of American adults suffer from chronic diseases, which cause 7 out of 10 deaths in the country each year. The CDC stresses that “focusing on preventing disease and illness before they occur will create healthier homes, workplaces, schools and communities so that people can live long and productive lives and reduce their health care costs.” That being said, the healthcare industry has been long overdue for disruptions that will enhance the patient experience and improve the healthcare industry as a whole.
To transform the health care system, technology must implement solutions that rethink how traditional patient care is provided and expand its reach to stakeholders outside of the doctor’s office. Today we are seeing digital healthcare platforms, smart technology and mobile health apps being used to improve clinical outcomes through on-demand, remote patient care. One of the largest consumer tech brands in the world is investing heavily in new technology for healthcare by incorporating disease monitoring tools in their watch line up. In addition to the large billion-dollar brands, smaller companies have dedicated teams of engineers building products to better serve patients in need.
And the great minds behind the innovation that is catapulting healthcare into our homes are technology engineers. These are the innovators and one of the complex problem solvers who test and analyze a multitude of relevant variables to streamline processes, improve the way patients stay digitally connected to their healthcare providers, and develop strategies to reduce costs. However, to be effective, these engineers must continuously develop in the complex healthcare ecosystem as well as the ever-evolving technology landscape.
At Perigon Health 360, the company’s technology engineers are using their knowledge and skills to develop effective, efficient, and scalable technologies to tap into healthcare solutions that matter. The company’s model is part med-tech, part SaaS, part healthcare and part pharmacy all wrapped into one seamless system. Having the ability to coordinate the delivery of medication through devices, digitally monitor patient biometrics and transfer information into a cloud-based environment to generate actionable insights for care teams requires a diverse set of skills and project management.
Justin Gauvin, Chief Product Officer at Perigon Health 360 explains, “At Perigon, I’m focused on coordinating the efforts of electrical, mechanical and software engineers to deliver an actionable set of information that is reliable, privacy protected and easy to use. We are so far in front of the curve that there is not really anyone to learn from. It is fun and important work.”
By identifying systematic flaws in healthcare that prevent patients from optimizing treatment, Perigon Health 360 has developed its innovative digital health ecosystem, Medesto, to transform how patients with chronic conditions are monitored and cared for throughout their entire health journey. Medesto’s technological infrastructure was carefully designed to create visibility for all parties into the patient’s treatment progress outside of the doctor’s office and eliminate time gaps between appointments and check-ups. To achieve this, Medesto’s FDA registered Medical Devices for medication dispensing and third-party API physiological device integrations, capture real-time data to uncover treatment barriers influencing patient health behaviors and outcomes. Furthermore, Medesto closes the information loop between patients, providers, partners and caregivers through seamless information sharing. The Medesto digital health ecosystem allows patients to receive ongoing, on-demand, health management in-between doctor’s visits to achieve greater adherence and health outcomes while offering healthcare providers real-time, effective insights.
With the deep knowledge of the company’s technology engineers, Perigon Health 360 will continue to charter new paths for enhanced health technology, enabling patients to utilize sophisticated tools that extend access to comprehensive healthcare services so they may lead healthy, productive lives.