The IoT and healthcare have created incredible solutions for many pressing problems. They reduce health costs and waiting time, and make healthcare and medical checks accessible to everyone from home.
Now let’s discuss the benefits of IoT healthcare.
- Real-time health monitoring
When there is a medical emergency, real-time monitoring with smart health devices can save lives. An IoT healthcare system gets information about heart failure, asthma attack, or another malfunction. After that, it sends the collected data to an emergency station.
According to the research with the help of integrating activity trackers and blood pressure monitors, a hospital was able to reduce the readmission rate by 50% in 30 days among patients with heart failure.
- Professional assistance around the world
Smart medical devices are able to collect and transfer important health data, which are stored in the cloud and can be shared with doctors from any part of the world. The data can be looked at from any device with the installed app, doctors can provide a specialized medical consultation and help patients regardless of their location. So, we get better medical services no matter where and when.
- Reduced emergency room wait times
In the USA on average, people wait from 10 to 50 minutes in the emergency room before being seen by a doctor.
With the implementation of the AutoBed software, Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City could reduce wait time by 50% for patients in need of inpatient care. This software tracks the bed occupancy in the hospital and provides information about how to place patients more efficiently and use the available patient capacity to the utmost.
- Data insights
IoT medical devices are extremely valuable to doctors and scientists. IoT healthcare applications and health sensors receive much data. The value of this data is in quantity and comprehensiveness. IoT sensors are able to collect data for 24 hours, which is not possible with traditional medical devices. A lot of information from thousands of patients gives better insight into symptoms. Doctors can understand better how medicine impacts the course of a disease and choose the best methods of treatment.
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