The decision is taken to monitor the patient’s medical signs over time. But the patient has already planned a vacation during that time.
He can take his blood pressure and heart rate himself, but he needs to communicate them to the treating physician. For him, the easiest way would be to upload the results to his patient record using his smartphone.
At the same time, an elderly patient with limited mobility has been released from the hospital after being treated for pneumonia, and the treating physician wants to keep an eye on his vital signs.
The patient’s family regularly takes the required vitals – body temperature, blood pressure, pulse and breathing rate, as well as the times the patient has taken his medications. But they need a fast, secure way to record and communicate them to the physician from the patient’s bedside at home.
The hospital has decided to implement a patient portal that will allow patients to enjoy greater involvement in their care. But it must be secure, convenient and offer mobile functionality.