Why Health­care Needs IoT?

BioSpectrum (India) - - TECHNOLOGY -

To Turn Data Into Ac­tions: Quan­ti­fied health is go­ing to be fu­ture of health­care be­cause health that is mea­sur­able can be bet­ter im­proved. There­fore, it is wise to take ad­van­tage of quan­ti­fied health tech­nol­ogy. We also know that data af­fects per­for­mance so, an ob­ject mea­sure­ment and track­ing of health for bet­ter out­comes is why we need IoT.

To Im­prove Pa­tient Health: What if the wear­able de­vice con­nected to a pa­tient tells you when his heart-rate is go­ing hay­wire or if he has lagged be­hind in tak­ing good care of him­self and shared that in­for­ma­tion on other de­vices that you used while work­ing? By up­dat­ing per­sonal health data of pa­tients on the cloud and elim­i­nat­ing the need to feed it into the EMRs, IoT en­sures that ev­ery tiny de­tail is taken into con­sid­er­a­tion to make the most ad­van­ta­geous de­ci­sions for pa­tients. More­over, it can be used as a med­i­cal ad­her­ence and home mon­i­tor­ing tool.

To Pro­mote Pre­ven­tive Care: Preven­tion has be­come a pri­mary area of fo­cus as health care ex­penses are pro­jected to grow un­man­age­able in the fu­ture. The wide­spread ac­cess to real-time, high fidelity data on each in­di­vid­ual’s health will re­form health care by help­ing peo­ple live health­ier lives and pre­vent dis­ease.

To En­hance Pa­tient Sat­is­fac­tion & En­gage­ment: IoT can in­crease pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion by op­ti­miz­ing sur­gi­cal work­flow. E.g., in­form­ing about pa­tient’s dis­charge from surgery to their fam­i­lies. It can in­crease pa­tient en­gage­ment by al­low­ing pa­tients to spend more time in­ter­act­ing with their physi­cians as it re­duces the need for di­rect pa­tient-physi­cian in­ter­ac­tion as de­vices con­nected to the in­ter­net are de­liv­er­ing valu­able data.

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