Ever imagined what it would be like to have an alarm clock that wakes you up at 5 in the morning and also sends a notification to your coffee machine to start brewing?
Well, in this era of mHealth, the healthcare industry is experiencing a major paradigm shift with organizations and institutes looking for ways to improve the healthcare process. In order to attain a new level of accuracy, promptness, efficiency and patient safety, what organizations need is real-time intelligence and information.
This is where Internet of Things (IoT) comes into picture. Internet of Things is nothing but a simple concept of connecting any device that comes with ON/OFF switch including cellphones, headphones, washing machines, lamps, coffee makers or anything that you can think of to the internet. To put it in simple words, IoT is all about connecting anything and everything that can be connected including people!
While doctors have already been using solutions like Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to collect critical patient data from diagnostic results and wrist bands, the next level of intelligence is to obtain real-time insights into operations and processes.
Internet of Things has been a boon in this regard. From assisting pharmacists with accurate inventory management to helping clinicians diagnose patient issues, administer medications, etc., IoT is here to revolutionize the landscape of healthcare industry.