The advent of IoT in the Health Care Industry
The IoT in the healthcare industry has sharply gained momentum. Earlier patients’ interaction with doctors were limited to physical visits, telephone or text communication. There is no way where doctors can monitor patients’ health continuously and make recommendations accordingly. But with IoT, remote monitoring in the healthcare sector has become possible. This has also improved patient’s engagements with doctors, thus reducing the length of hospital stay and re-admissions.
Presently, with the efficiency of IoT, new tools are made available for developing an integrated health care system that makes patients handle everything in the best possible manner. IoT is definitely transforming the healthcare industry by redefining the space of devices and improving interactions between the hospital and patients in delivering healthcare solutions.
A connected IoT system helps in acquiring multiple opportunities that can be used by wellness promoters and hospitals to optimize medical resources most effectively.
Ways IoT can solve today’s healthcare challenges
Sometimes doctors keep devices in out-of-sight areas that make it difficult for the other doctor who comes for a round on the scene.
IoT help Doctors to track the medical devices using real-time location services for treating patients. Medical apparatus like nebulizers, pumps, wheelchairs, scales or other monitoring equipment can be tagged with sensors to locate with IoT.
With the invasion of IoT in the health industry, clinicians can now predict the response time of the patients and the status in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) in real time.
Hygiene is of utmost importance in a hospital. Hand hygiene monitoring systems would start buzzing, the moment it detects the clinician has not washed his hands. In fact, it would record his ID details and feed it to a database that will later be forwarded to management.
Maintaining budget yet improving patient’s experience with better infrastructure is a thing of concern. IoT can seamlessly connect all devices and make it possible for the medical staff to access patient details from the cloud. Thus, a little investment in IT infrastructure can help in improving hospital services my ten folds.
Health monitoring is a crucial application of the Internet of Things. Many die every year because they don’t get timely and prompt medical attention. With IoT, medical equipment set with sensors alert the concerned healthcare providers when there is any variation in the regular functions of a patient. The data then gets stored in the cloud.
IoT Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry
The Internet of Things is gradually extending its reach in the healthcare industry and is proving to be an advantage for both patient and doctor. Hospitals are now opting for smart beds that adjust itself to the correct angle and pressure required by the patient for proper support without the need of the nurse. Tracking patient’s medication routine and caring them at their own homes while miles away from him remotely is all possible with IoT.
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