The advent of IoT in the Health Care Industry

The IoT in the healthcare industry has sharply gained momentum. Earlier patients’ interaction with doctors was limited to physical visits, telephone or text communication. There is no way that 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 engagement with doctors, thus reducing the length of hospital stays and re-admissions.

With IoT’s efficiency, new tools are available for developing an integrated healthcare 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 helps Doctors to track 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 them to a database that will later be forwarded to management.

Maintaining a budget yet improving patient’s experience with better infrastructure is a 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 tenfold.

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 alerts 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 patients and doctors. Hospitals are now opting for smart beds that adjust themselves to the correct angle and pressure required by the patient for proper support without the nurse’s need. Tracking patients’ medication routines and caring for them at their own homes while miles away from remote is all possible with IoT.

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