4 benefits of Internet of Things for healthcare
Connected healthcare is becoming a reality. Hospitals are using Internet of Things solutions to capture and analyse data, make smarter decisions and finally – save lives and money. But there are not the only ways how IoT can improve healthcare.
Connected health – the Internet of Things meets medicine
Connected health is a socio-technical model for healthcare management and delivery by using technology to provide healthcare services remotely. Connected health aims to maximize healthcare resources and provide increased, flexible opportunities for consumers to engage with clinicians and better self-manage their care.
It uses technology – often leveraging readily available consumer technologies – to deliver patient care outside of the hospital or doctor’s office. Connected health encompasses programs in telehealth, remote care (such as home care) and disease and lifestyle management, often leverages existing technologies such as connected devices using existing cellular networks and is associated with efforts to improve chronic care.
Just imagine how many objects, devices and… people (yes, people also!) the healthcare environment include. Just by connecting medical equipment, hospitals can greatly reduce the chances of critical machinery breaking down when it’s needed most.
Benefits of Internet of Things for healthcare
New technologies create really big amount of opportunities to improve healthcare by using Internet of Things and new tech solutions. Here are just few examples:
- Enhanced managements of drugs – nowaday management of drugs is one of the major expenses in the healthcare industry. Internet of Things and smart devices could help to manage this goods in better way
- Improve disease management – by access to real time data, medical analytics and smart monitoring
- Reduce of the costs – Internet of Things can improve real time medical data analytics, drug management, and cut down unnecessary medical personnel visits
- Reduce errors – automated data and smart workflow controlled by devices connected by Internet of Things and decisions makes based on deep analytics