The transformation to remote care monitoring is well underway. From the neonatal unit at Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland Medical Center to the ICU at Cleveland Clinic, institutions are starting to successfully managing critically ill patients remotely.

“In the future, rather than checking patients’ vital signs only at intervals or parking ICU-nurses next to beds, live data-streams from medical machines and wearable devices could flow straight to command centers, where supercomputers could screen them for anything worth bringing to the attention of medical staff.”6
—Gooch, RA, Kahn, JM, ICU
Remote monitoring will expand because it must. The United States is poised to lack up to 90,000 doctors by 2025. The World Bank estimates that by 2030 the number of healthcare workers will need to double, compared with 2013 – to an extra 40 million workers globally.13