IoT equips healthcare professionals to provide timely and appropriate treatments, mainly when the patient is unable to travel.
FREMONT, CA: With technological developments such as IoT (Internet of Things), a whole new world has opened up, in particular for the healthcare industry. From efficient treatment to detailed insights into patient information, IoT is being utilized to the fullest.
Below are three ways the healthcare sector is using IoT.
Real-time Remote Monitoring and Reporting
For quite some time now, IoT has proven to be a lifesaver in medical emergencies like heart failures, diabetes, asthma attacks due to its real-time monitoring capability through connected devices.
IoT equips healthcare professionals to provide timely and appropriate treatments, mainly when the patient is unable to travel. Furthermore, the data is stored in the cloud, enabling data reporting at any time and from anywhere for any concerned parties, comprising doctors, consultants, and health insurance providers.
When there is a medical emergency, each second counts and is crucial. However, often delays take place in reaching care facilities or communicating with the doctors, thus increasing the risks. In these circumstances, IoT becomes a boon as it allows an instant connection between the patient and the doctor who may be miles away from each other, through smart mobile applications.
Apart from that, since patients’ information is already accessible remotely, the healthcare providers are in a better position to prepare and offer on-time quality emergency care even before the patient reaches their facility.
Data Collection and Analysis
Another significant way in which the healthcare sector is utilizing IoT is for structured collection and analysis of data. Even though it is helpful to obtain real-time patient records through more than one device, it becomes disorganized as the information has to be manually analyzed by a healthcare professional.
The instance is when IoT devices make things easy for healthcare professionals. The tools can not only collect and report the data but can also investigate them in real-time. Moreover, there is no need to store the raw data. In addition to that, care providers can obtain the final reports directly with graphs, saving their precious time to a great extent. All the process is carried over the cloud, which makes the data available on the providers’ preferred time and device. Besides, providers are using IoT devices to get insights driven by data along with vital healthcare analytics that helps in making quick decisions, reducing the scale of errors.