How IoT Betters Population Health Management
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How IoT Betters Population Health Management

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, March 16, 2020

IoT in population health management opens up new avenues of care that have higher quality standards.


FREMONT, CA: There are a lot of changes happening in the healthcare field. Innovative technologies improve patient care and make care providers' jobs more efficient. This is the case with population health management, and the Internet of Things(IoT) plays a vital role in improving managing population health. With IoT, the population health system is tapping telehealth, at-home health monitoring, connected devices, and many more. Here is how IoT supports efforts to provide unparalleled patient care.

Improved Health Monitoring

There is a proliferation of wearable technology and IoT health technology use cases health and fitness discipline. These devices are a point of motivation for users to maintain or better their health by being more engaged with their own health data, participating in fitness challenges, or setting daily fitness objectives. Soon, IoT will be playing much significant role in the analysis and use of data collected from wearable gadgets. As IoT plays a substantial part in tracking health, patients will become more comfortable with their regular monitoring of health vitals.

Better Data Sharing

As IoT becomes a vital part of patient care, the interoperability of various data formats between devices needs to evolve and accept proper data interworking and create methods of refining these data for accuracy. IoT devices can connect to the care providers' preferred data format, giving them access to the patient data storage. This improved interoperability will enable better data sharing across the care providers' community and give patients greater control over their data.

Significant Cost Reduction

The evolving network of connected medical devices is allowing greater access to care, parallelly reducing healthcare costs. Visiting a doctor physically can cost hundreds of dollars, but when patients share their details of diseases over an IoT-based solution can reduce expenses considerably.  By implementing IoT, patients can get faster access to care, clinicians can receive patient data and analysis quickly, and a significant reduction in cost can be ensured for both.

While there are many roadblocks in successfully implementing IoT connectivity, the future of connected population health seems promising.

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