U.S., Aug. 25 -- A new report by medical device manufacturers Owen Mumford Pharmaceutical Services, has found that remote healthcare solutions must expand to meet the increased need for acute services and treatment for chronic conditions.
The study says that services risk being overwhelmed unless more patients are able to manage their own treatment and self-administer medicines at home.
Demand for healthcare is rising as the population grows and ages. While the World Economic Forum says the world's health workforce will need to double by 2030 to meet demand, the WHO says that globally there is a staff shortfall of 18 million health workers.
Connected devices are critical tool to allow clinicians to oversee treatment taking place outsi...