The healthcare ecosystem is witnessing a huge transformation lately; propelled by improved care and patient outcomes as the critical drivers. Briefly put, organizations (providers, hospitals and all) are leveraging the potential of Internet of Things, to empower their people, patients to take control of their own health. In a subtle way, redefining the way people, sensors, apps, devices and wearables can interact with each other in a secure environment, and take the healthcare experience to the next level.
A recent survey by Forrester Consulting suggests 90% of the Healthcare IT departments are ready to adapt IoT based solutions. And, 52% of the surveyed respondents are already incorporating IoT technology.
With IoT as a powerful enabler, innovative apps and wearables are taking strong roots in the healthcare ecosystem; health bands, fitness devices, calorie meters, heart rate monitors, to name a few. Such healthcare devices are used by physicians to record patient’s biometric information as they deliver exceptional patient monitoring and management results on-the-go.