Internet of Things in Healthcare: IoT-Connected Medical Devices

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The report demonstrates detail coverage of IoT Medical Devices industry and main market trends.
The data sources include but not limited to reports of companys,international organizations and governments, MMI market surveys,and related industry news.

How Healthcare Benefits from IoT

Why do healthcare organizations seek to reduce human involvement for paperwork, vital sign monitoring and medical equipment administration, and want machines to perform these functions? In this domain, errors cost too much, and empowering machines to take care of these operations allows the institutions to eliminate the risk of the human factor.

An increasing number of caregivers opt for the healthcare Internet of Things solutions, as they provide the following benefits:

  • Remote patient health data monitoring, reporting and abnormality alerting. Gadgets send valuable information on patients’ conditions to nurses or medical officers, while no direct contact with patients required. Also, they alarm the staff if the condition changes for worse or send reminder alerts to users.
  • Virtual appliance management, regardless of their number. Hundreds and thousands of hospitals’ appliances are connected to central controls, which facilitates their management and monitoring. Also, this reduces the participation of humans, minimizes the risk of error and requires less time.
  • Device-to-analytics data stream automation. Medical workers do not receive raw information; they get structured data that is ready for use. Consequently, workers are not distracted by data processing.
  • Caregiver’s equipment administration. This feature allows the staff to be aware of the condition and location of their equipment; particularly, of the assets that can be moved from one place to another.
  • Remote equipment configuration. The staff can tune home health monitoring devices or wearables remotely, eliminating the need for patients to visit the hospital.
  • Timeous appliance maintenance. The workers can notice any aberrations in the equipment’s performance in advance and fix it before it does damage. It is especially important for the gadgets that are installed in intensive care units or with equipment for especially vulnerable patients.
  • Reduced costs. IoT in the healthcare domain allows remote monitoring of the patients’ states, which enables disease treatment at home. Also, medical equipment maintenance costs decrease, while the uptime increases.

Source: Reports Web