IoT can make big differences in the healthcare and medical sectors by significantly reducing costs and even saving lives. See below to learn more about how IoT is transforming healthcare.
Because of a recent IoT implementation, one emergency department effectively slashed wait times for 50% of their emergency room patients who need inpatient care.
Reducing Emergency Room Wait Times
Larger facilities that feature multiple structures and campuses as well as thousands of patients and staffare turning to the IoT and real-time location systems to facilitate asset tracking .
Tracking Staff, Patients & Inventory
IoT devices can take a proactive approach by virtually monitoring medical hardware and alerting hospital staff members if there’s a problem.
EnsurE Availability & Accessibility of
Patients can take pills containing microscopic sensors that are the size of a grain of rice and can send a signal to an external device —usually a patch worn on the body, to ensure proper dosage and usage – and can access data through a smartphone app.
Enhanced Drug Management
IoT plays a part in remote health monitoring —sometimes known as telehealth – by reducing or eliminating the need for some visitations and it improves the patient’s quality of life by by sparing them the inconvenience of travel.
Remote Health and Monitoring
Addressing Chronic Disease
Treating chronic disease in the 21st century takes 21st century applications like wearable tech, next-gen analytics, and mobile connectivity. Utilities like Fitbit use the IoT to monitor personal health — such information can be shared with a doctor to help solve recurring issues.
The current global condition is sparking constant change in Healthcare IT.
Are you prepared?
Introducing the HPI Meridian Temperature verification kiosk
This standalone Kiosk provides a controlled entrance in your place of business:
• Fastest to deploy where a guard or security station is present.
• The solution can also be programmed for facial identification,
with users easily added in a few short clicks
• Allows for a quick way to evaluate employees upon entry and
determine if they have an elevated temperature.
• Can validate face mask compliance.
• Alarms can be added to sound when those above
temperature threshold and those without access attempt to
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The IoT has the potential to reach every human being on the planet at one time or another in their lifetimes. It’s gone from the modern factory floor to tech-driven hospitals and medical facilities in a very short amount of time, and it’s a development that is already transforming the industry of healthcare IT. There’s no doubt that it will continue to do so as the technology continues to advance — but how far it will take us is anybody’s guess at this point.