|Remote patient monitoring leverages IoT technology to revolutionize the way hospitals are organized and take care of patients. By making healthcare "smart," hospitals allow nurses and doctors to receive real-time data regarding the health of every patient.
CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS
- Healthcare providers are often unable to access patient health data remotely
- There are insufficient doctors and nurses to care for the growing (and aging) population, particularly in developing countries like China and India
- Extended life spans are placing increasing burden on the world's healthcare systems
- Technology adoption has been slow due to data privacy challenges and proprietary solutions among medical device manufacturers
- Hospitals, clinics and other healthcare providers
- Insurance agencies
- Medical device manufacturers and cloud platform providers
- Reduce visits to health care institutions by monitoring patients remotely
- Improve the efficiency medical practitioners by providing data on demand and reducing paperwork
- More accurate diagnostics of patients
- Faster treatment for remote patients
TYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES
- An open IoT ecosystem for clinical and remote medical devices
- A single data management and analytics platform
- Medical device asset tracking, monitoring, and management
- Patient prescription medicine monitoring
- Automated communication and alert systems
- Sensors: Internet connectivity to the health checkup devices
- Network: Cellular, WiFi, BlueTooth, Zigbee, Z-Wave
- Augmented Intelligence: Descriptive analytics
- Augmented Behavior: Machine-to-human interfaces
|Remote patient monitoring leverages IoT technology to revolutionize the way hospitals are organized and take care of patients. By making healthcare "smart," hospitals allow nurses and doctors to receive real-time data regarding the health of every patient. Smart medical devices are hooked up to the cloud, and connected to a variety of software like a data analytics platform and an Application Enablement Platform (AEP). These platforms allow the data that is retrieved from the medical devices to be pushed directly to the medical professionals.
Those in charge of the patients set rules and parameters that are fed to the devices. The devices will then reconcile those parameters with the real time data that it is processing from the patient. For example, a doctor could set the device to push an alert to him if a certain patient's heart rate drops below a certain level.
This is beneficial in a variety of ways. First, it allows medical professionals to operate more efficiently by increasing the accessibility of patient information. Next, it will lead to a significant reduction in errors, as the database will store information consistently and doctors would be able to easily refer to the data the receive. Finally, it would allow for off-site monitoring by enabling doctors to check a patient's medical status while they are away from the hospital. This would free up space and resources in hospitals and further drive an increase in efficiency.
Benefits: Higher Efficiency, lower risk of error, improved utilization of resources
-OT CAPEX Reduction
-Customer Service Improvement
-Health & Safety/Litigation Safeguard
Key vendors: GE, PTC, Infosys