How the Internet of Things can benefit your healthcare organization
The healthcare industry can be the biggest beneficiary of the IoT revolution. By building IoT-based systems in hospitals and clinics, along with establishing IoT-based outpatient monitoring solutions, hospitals can improve access to patient care, while increasing care quality and reducing operating costs.
The basic building blocks of an IoT-based system are sensors that collect patient data, Internet gateways for transmitting that data and cloud computing to store and process this data. The cloud platform is also used to analyze this data to generate valuable insights for doctors and medical staff.
The final stage involves the creation of web and mobile applications which the medical staff can use to decide on the next course of action. In patient-centric IoT systems, the patients are also given mobile applications and even wearables for monitoring their health.
Remote Patient Monitoring App for Senior Citizens
Softweb Solutions developed the cross-platform app that communicates with the Pebble watch and enables the patient or caregiver to manage their emergency contacts, medicine alerts. Download the case study and learn more about it.
Once this system is in place, one of the major uses is in creating a better chronic disease management system. Today, there are many sensor devices that can be used for monitoring patients with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among several others.
Off-the-shelf and specialized wearables can help patients and doctors carry out activity monitoring. The data gathered by these devices can be used for patient monitoring and a more detailed analysis of the patient’s condition. Senior citizens and individuals with conditions that require them to be in assisted living facilities can also benefit from an IoT system that allows the medical staff to remotely monitor them.
What you can do with IoT in the healthcare industry
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