Introduction

IoT molding the Healthcare industry in a more productive and commendable way. 

According to Statista.com the IoT in the healthcare market predicted that by 2025 it will yield a surplus revenue of 135 billion US dollars. This is no surprise, as already many western countries as well as developing countries already making use of these advanced technologies to give the patient a better experience. 

The Internet of Things in the Healthcare industry is all about connecting human to medical devices to get ‘real’ results by providing critical medical data through interoperability & interconnectivity in a smart and tangible way

  • Medical IoT Devices

The healthcare devices help to track and monitor the patient’s wellness through various connected devices and send the data to the cloud storage platform. For instance, the cardiac remote monitoring devices track the critical data like respiratory level, ECG, heart rate and other activity levels. IoT development services company certainly simplifies the tasks and provides them with the required mobile app development projects that help the healthcare systems. 

  • Body-area sensors
  • Wearable pedometers
  • Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
  • Wireless Smart Glucometer
  • Air Pollution Monitor
  • Smartphone ultrasound device 
  • Remote Cardiac Monitoring Device 

Wearable healthcare devices help in life-saving monitoring systems in a systematic way.  

  1. IoT implementation in Critical Healthcare  

The introduction of IoT healthcare solution has made patient remote monitoring easy with the help of remote sensors.

  • WSN – Wireless Sensor Network

Cancer patients can wear body sensors in which these Wireless sensor network will automatically detect any changes. Like hemoglobin levels, monitoring any adverse reactions and promptly alert the medical practitioner with a warning message. All these data are collected and stored in the cloud for future reference. 

  • DICOM – Digital Imaging and Communication

For diagnostic image, transmission DICOM helps to build a connection between the radiology centers with the help of the RIS interfaces to exchange or transfer the radiology results. 

  • HL7 – Health Level 7 interface 

The health level7 connectivity contains HL7 interfaces for effective data exchanges and applications. This interface facilitates interconnections and the interactions and shares the clinical data. Information like new patient registration, patient admitting, patient discharge, etc can be stored and retrieved when required. 

  1. Improved asset and Inventory Tracking

Keeping up to date medical equipment in mint condition is essential especially when it comes to intensive care units and emergency/trauma care. Running out of important medics or vital injections will undoubtedly ruin any hospital reputation. 

IoT comes as a boon by keeping effective asset tracking system, where it will notify the appropriate department to refill the stock.  Predictive analysis maintains the state-of-the-art advanced machineries and helps them to be up and running successfully 24/7. 

Many reputed hospitals already switched to IoT and real-time asset tracking systems were monitoring the day-to-day activities has never been easy. This is particularly useful for larger hospital infrastructure thousands of outpatients walk-in day and night. 

  1. Enhances transparency between doctor-patient

IoT healthcare solutions implemented in the medicine industry enhance patient engagement with the healthcare practitioners in a more streamlined manner. IoT bridges the gap between the doctor and patient communication gap and helps them to be on the same page.

Now, every tiny detail of the patient’s health can be monitored and stored in the cloud safely for doctor’s reference when needed. Similarly, the doctor’s workflow can be intimated to the patient’s family in a swift manner. 

For example, the live surgical update can be made available to the patient’s family when it is started, finished and the time when the patient was sent to the recovery room. 

  1. Fostering Preventive Healthcare

The one thing which made a great positive impact in the healthcare industry through IoT is preventive healthcare system. IoT helps the patients by educating them through various health gadgets both wearable and non-wearable apps. 

Gen Z and millennials change the way they see the healthcare industry.  They look into a quick and easy user interface that caters to their everyday queries. They expect to get valuable medical information instantly. 

WebMD, one of the reputed online healthcare advisors across the world, seamlessly integrated with IoT solutions and created a helpful WebMD symptom checker. This gives a detailed report based on the user’s input. It not only suggests a recommended treatment plan but also a detailed report of a possible health condition which comes in handy while visiting a physician.

Conclusion

The United healthcare systems one of the topmost revenue generators in the healthcare industry worldwide have successfully launched wearable devices to provide a practical approach to a healthier life. In collaboration with Garmin and Samsung, they have come up with FitPro smartwatch which tracks the daily walking habits of the individual giving them the granular details for analyzing their health. From prompt doctor appointment reminders to decreased inpatient admissions, IoT provides better experience between doctor, patient and overall stakeholders.