How will IOT Impact Healthcare in 2019?
Posted by Juned Ahmed on January 25th, 2019
The internet of things or IOT has already penetrated many industries with wide-ranging implications, but no industry has been so prominent a beneficiary as the healthcare sector. IOT app development for connected devices in the healthcare sector can result in a broad and extraordinary range of benefits for patients, care providers, healthcare facilities and the medical insurance providers. Thanks to IOT led innovation in the connected medical device ecosystem, and the healthcare service can be more prompt and precise.
Why is IOT so crucial for the Healthcare sector?
While the buzz concerning the benefits of IOT in the healthcare sector is continuously getting louder, it is time to take a hard look at the reasons for which IOT may play a big role in improving healthcare. Let us have a look at the key implications that explain why IOT is crucial now for the entire healthcare sector.
Where is IOT taking healthcare? Three trends to consider
From the above-discussed aspects, it is more or less clear that IOT led connected healthcare ecosystem is helping us to spearhead innovation while benefiting all stakeholders of the sector including patients caregivers, researchers, practitioners and insurance providers. Considering all these benefits, we are going to explain three key trends that are supposed to foster throughout in the coming years.
The patient care and experiences getting more refined
From the earlier cost against service model that was often criticised for its commodified approach, healthcare in overall parameters now embraced more value-driven patient care focused not only to provide good care but also prompt and precise care. This has largely become possible thanks to a whole array of sophisticated patient monitoring devices and digital apps. The connected ecosystem of medical devices and apps came as the big promise to make this impact of digitisation even more significant to the benefits of the patient and all stakeholders.
Making healthcare more accessible and less expensive
As traditional healthcare such as surgery, critical care, prolonged hospitalisation and crucial medical tests are increasingly getting expensive all over the world, medical facilities for a more cost-competitive and value-driven approach increasingly prefers digitisation. Connected health systems and medical IOT apps are paving the way for more accessible and least expensive healthcare service.
Health alerts, the game changer for the healthcare industry
Thanks to our affinity with the handheld devices and a whole array of wearable devices, we are only used to notification alerts of all types. But without any additional motivation, we get doubly serious with our physical data and findings provided through regular alert messages. This is precisely why health trackers became so popular within such a quick span of time. Health alerts bring the sweet message of well-being for both fitness freaks and health-conscious alike. Health alerts are now playing the pivotal role to implement preventive care for millions of people.
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