Healthcare IoT Possibilities
Healthcare IoT Possibilities
Internet of Things is an ever-expanding universe of devices and technologies with equally expanding potential uses. Connecting the entire world into a single rope through communication between internet enabled devices has simplified lives to a greater extent. It will not be an overstatement to say that businesses in virtually every industry today are at the dawn of an exciting revolution, benefitting from IoT.
The IoT concept has firmed its footprints in all industries by multiple technology advancements and healthcare is no different. I am quite inquisitive to see how IoT is going to revolutionize healthcare services – either by dramatically lowering costs or by improving quality. One good thing to know it that IoT is now making it reasonably possible for the people to have the right information, at the right place and at the right time by increasing the availability and quality of care.
Healthcare IoT Possibilities:
Who doesn’t want personal, quality care when it’s about health? Cost-effective solutions and patient empowerment throughout the process have given consumers the power to take control of their own health in a highly personalized manner. The successful use of the IoT in the following healthcare example relies on several enabling technologies. One such example is the strategic partnership between Philips and Salesforce.com. They have partnered to create a platform that enables medical devices to operate in conjunction with deep sets of data. This data-rich personalized analysis hence enhances the decision-making powers of professionals and enables patients to take a more active role in managing their personal health.
Let’s take a look at the endless possibilities associated with health care and IoT.
- Reduced Costs:
It is understandable that more sensor devices can provide better patient monitoring for chronic issues because patient’s history and data are involved in this segment. Better patient monitoring result in fewer checkups and unnecessary appointments, resulting in overall cost reduction.
- Remote Patient Monitoring:
Small and powerful wireless solutions connected through the IoT are now making it possible for monitoring to come to the patients instead of vice-versa. These solutions can be used to securely capture patient health data from a variety of sensors and securely stores it in the cloud, where it can be accessed by those engaged in the patient’s care. This makes monitoring easy and handy for patients.
- Empowered Patients:
The future of IoT-powered health care may allow patients to get expert medical advice without going to the doctor because telehealth applications now allow actual doctor access without the waiting rooms.
- Better Care:
IoT-enabled devices can provide remote data from equipment like fetal monitors and electrocardiographs where patient’s information is automatically transmitted in real-time via wearable devices. Hence, hospitals then operate more efficiently and patients receive better care.
It is interesting to see the future of wearable technology and how it is developing as a basic necessity for day to day activities and businesses, however with the technology world changing rapidly the complete wonders of tech gadgets are yet to be seen..
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