By Withings Health Solutions
Ever since former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg first introduced the term “patient centricity” back in 2014, this phrase has continued to be an evolving topic in the life sciences industry. Adopting a patient-centric focus can be slow because it often requires a more systematic approach or cultural shift for many healthcare delivery chain players. However, putting the patient first has always been a priority at Withings, and that starts with providing patients with the tools they need to keep track of their health in the comfort of their own homes. In 2009, we brought the first connected scale to market, and since then we have been on a mission to empower people to make better decisions for their health through patient-centric devices. We have a solid track record of more than 10 years of creating people-friendly devices that combine cutting edge medical technology with premium design, all of which play an important role in helping to monitor and reduce high blood pressure, obesity and other chronic conditions.
Our expertise in creating superior user design and experience means that our products help remove some of the friction in the patient’s journey, thereby increasing engagement, retention and satisfaction. The recent release of the Data Hub and other cellular connected devices is one example of Withings being committed to patient-centric philosophy; no longer will those without Wi-Fi or access to reliable broadband be left out of the connected health revolution, and this means better health outcomes for communities.
When the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of patient-centric, consumer-inspired technologies, Withings was ready. Our HIPAA-compliant remote patient monitoring program, Med-Pro Care, integrates with most of the leading EHR systems, allowing healthcare professionals to easily send Withings devices to their patients and access insights into their daily blood pressure, weight, sleep patterns, heart rate and more.
We're at the forefront of connected health — researching disease states, analyzing trends and developing innovative solutions that future-proof our already dynamic ecosystem. Add to this our commitment to reducing product obsolescence through firmware updates, and our patient-centric approach comes into sharper focus, allowing patients to hold on to the products they’re become accustomed to using for as long as possible. Beyond extending product life, every year Withings adds cutting edge products to our portfolio of clinically validated connected health devices to increase access, streamline real-world data collection and improve the quality of care.
The next decade promises even more direction toward patient centricity, and Withings is already planning the release of several new devices and innovative data delivery solutions that will enhance wellbeing and longevity throughout the ever-growing connected community.
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