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LIFE SCIENCES

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.

IoT-Enabled Medical Devices Improve Treatment Affordability and Accuracy

Cognizant’s role in accelerating the development of this new medical therapy will ensure it is delivered in a timely and meaningful way. Providing a strategy based on Internet of Things technology as well as staff augmentation, user experience enhancements and technical expertise will greatly benefit the device manufacturer and its patients worldwide.

Reduced

device downtime; project completion anticipated in six to eight months

Improved

patient experience

Data analysis

for preventive maintenance


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