Bringing Medical Therapy Home Makes Treatment More Accessible

Bringing Medical Therapy Home Makes Treatment More Accessible

The Challenge
For any patient, at-home treatment is almost always preferable. When a medical device manufacturer saw an opportunity to turn one of its specialized treatment devices from a hospital-only product to a connected mobile solution so it could be used in home therapy, the company acted. Success would make treatment more affordable, reduce patient costs and eventually provide real-time monitoring.

The manufacturer began development on the new device, but establishing the basic therapy consumed more time than anticipated. This impacted the time scheduled for building connectivity. With its aggressive timeline, the company asked Cognizant for help with both connectivity and the user experience.

Our Approach
After collecting basic requirements on data integration and documentation, Cognizant planned and delivered a connectivity roadmap. Addressing data storage was imperative, so we provided a product lifecycle management (PLM) administrator to work on-site to manage the system of record. Cognizant also consulted on the device’s end-user experience. Our assistance ensured simplicity, so patients and caregivers can easily operate the device at home and transmit the recorded data. We are currently delivering on connectivity-related projects, including deploying RFID for the device’s rechargeable components to capture and transmit data to the supply chain system.

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