5 Ways IoT is Transforming Healthcare

In today's digital age, IoT (Internet of Things) technology is reshaping industries, and healthcare stands out as a frontrunner in this transformation. From remote patient monitoring to smart healthcare facilities, IoT is revolutionizing the way healthcare is delivered and managed.

Remote Patient Monitoring

Health care now transcends geographical boundaries. Remote monitoring using wearable devices that have IoT sensors helps monitor patients with ongoing care, chronic conditions, or for those who live in rural areas

In case of high risk pregnancies that too in rural envirnoments could raise alerts on maternal and fetal health

You may be wondering, how is that it is different from a fitness tracker. A sensor that collects vital signs is somewhat similar to wearing a device with medical applications

Precision Medicine

Heralds the intersection of IoT with big data analytics wherein treatments are personalized as per the genetic constitution of the individuals

There are certain chronic conditions such as asthma, or COPD that involves sudden attacks with very little warning.

IoT connected inhalers can monitor frequency of the attacks, as well as collect data on environmental factors that triggered the attack

Surgeries done using IoT devices reduces the size of the incisions, making it a less invasive process, promoting a faster healing

Operational Efficiency

IoT devices can track the location of medical equipments such as wheelchairs, infusion pumps, defibrillators, & so on

This helps the hospital staff locate equipments, reduces search time, and ensures equipment availability when needed

It can monitor the inventory levels of medical supplies, and automatically reorder when the supplies are low

IoT enabled predictive maintenance systems can monitor the condition of the medical equipment and predicts when maintenance is needed before a breakdown occurs