For doctors and researchers, patients, and insurers, the entry of IIoT technology in healthcare is a sigh of relief. The concept of several identifiable devices connected and communicating over the Internet has enabled the much-needed localization along with real-time information about assets, thereby resulting in better quality care, time savings, and also patients’ safety across the medical facilities.
Irrespective of the scale that you operate at, the Industrial Internet of Things has brought commendable efficiency levels with uninterrupted access to medical equipment, data, and patients’ information. And the best part is the flexibility and personalization which means you can adapt the systems to the needs of different kinds and specializations in facilities.
Considering the improvements in today’s scenario, IIoT has indeed managed to stitch together the technical aspects of the healthcare sector pretty well. Here is how it is helping –
- Accurate Health Update
All those fitness bands, heart rate monitoring cuffs, blood pressure measuring bands, glucometers, and other similar devices help generate real-time data and status on health and body. These devices help check daily calorie consumption, workout, and fluctuating blood pressure, which can otherwise go unnoticed and deteriorate health condition.
- Continuous Monitoring of Patients
With IIoT, it has become easier for physicians and personal nurses to keep track of their patient’s health. Smart wearables and other home monitoring equipment often used for the purpose are embedded with IoT sensors to keep vigilance over one’s medical diagnostic status effectively and effortlessly.
- Remote Medical Care and Detection of Dangerous Events
The portable, home machines provided to patients, come with embedded connectivity, which means that care providers and clinicians can monitor and act to the needs of a critical patient as per his health indicators in real-time and intervene before things escalate.
- Transparency in Insurance Claims
There have been thousands of cases where individuals falsely claim to have health issues to redeem the insured money. This is a pure loss for insurance companies. However, with authentic data derived from the IIoT devices, the underwriting and claim of policies become easier and efficient.
- Management of Chronic Conditions Amongst Elderly
The connected medical devices lend support to the older and aged population by having them under strict administration in their homes. That way, patients suffering from chronic diseases are tracked by IIoT medical device solutions 24×7 and get faster diagnosis and treatment.
- Accumulation of Data for Research
It takes years to gather data for medical researchers, but IIoT can be a perfect way to save time that goes into it. IoT applications can help get insights into behavioral, clinical, environmental, medical and other factors through apps and enhance user experience.
- Easy Tracking of Staff and Inventory
Hospitals, especially large institutes, are required to focus equally on their backend activities and staff operations to make the networking and facility smarter. The use of IIoT technology in the form of video cameras, wireless ID cards helps streamline tasks and detect bottlenecks in no time.
- Strict Compliance to Medication Guidelines
When medical equipment becomes connected over IIoT platforms, there is a positive impact on medications inventory. Drugs-storage conditions are well-monitored, and access to such areas is controlled too. In the case of outside the care setting, the right dosage instructions are handled properly.
- Lesser Downtime for Medical Devices
The strong connectivity of medical devices in your care facility can be remotely monitored, tested and diagnosed. Technicians can point out existing issues and the ones coming down the lane, reducing the high downtime. Even if the devices are scattered across various locations, but if they come under your system, they can be looked into.