IoT Healthcare Solutions for the Medical Industry
IoT in healthcare is one of the fastest-growing sectors utilising the development of new technologies. Healthcare IoT solutions arm the industry with new techniques and equipment needed to provide better patient care and treatment.
IoT provides efficient and highly personalised healthcare, from patient monitoring to equipment maintenance, both in office and from home. The uses of IoT in the medical industry are far and wide, including:
- • Wearable devices to monitor blood pressure and heart rate.
- • Connected equipment, like a connected inhaler.
- • Ingestible sensors to collect information in a less-invasive way.
- • The use of robots and AI in performing complex surgeries.
However, these devices need a reliable and secure connection to relay the collected data. Connect your smart healthcare solutions with Robustel. You can utilise secure and durable wireless gateways, ideal for hospitals and medical centres that require a reliable connection.
Telemedicine enhances the new standard of care by keeping patients connected, no matter their location. Smart healthcare technologies also enable frequent patient monitoring and data collection, and can encourage better self-care practises and more accurate diagnoses. Specialists can connect remotely and provide experienced advice, or weigh in during emergency procedures. Telemedicine IoT solutions also provide greater reach to remote communities, making it more convenient for people to access and make appointments.
IoT healthcare solutions that utilise telemedicine technology streamline operations, with doctors able to see more patients in a shorter time. Doctors can also access electronic health records to compare test results, review patient history and assess, without the need for extensive collection.
Reliable and secure connectivity means medical devices and equipment can be connected to a server or the cloud, centralising patient data collection. Providers can input patient notes, write prescriptions and add other data to a patient record for later access.
Medical Equipment Maintenance
At the core of IoT healthcare solutions is medical equipment. As technology continues to change the way we use machines and improve hospital equipment, new and improved maintenance strategies need to evolve to keep up with the demands of new technologies. From portable bedside equipment like an ultrasound machine to wheelchairs and defibrillators, hospitals need to track and monitor performance and condition to reduce their maintenance costs and minimise the chance of equipment not working in a life-threatening situation.
In an IoT-free world, a medical practitioner would first need to notice that a device isn't working as it should. Then, they would need to contact the right technician to fix it. Not only is the process time consuming, but it can also be expensive. Medical IoT connected devices can utilise sensors to send constant and real-time updates on the equipment's operating capacity. This means that repairs can go from reacting to a situation to actively monitoring any issues. Alerts can also be set to automatically dispatch a technician in the case that a piece of equipment breaks down. Not only does this save time, but it can also cut down on costs by addressing small issues before they become much larger.
Robust vehicle connectivity is critical across all emergency services, with IoT medical applications being used outside the hospital setting. Ambulances for example, are quickly becoming a combination of a triage and reception area for patients.
Remote connectivity allows medical emergency responders to access to medical records and other time and resource-saving information, increasing patient care before they even read the hospital. Responders can also access patient records from connected databases as they travel to the scene, so they can be adequately prepared for any situation.
IoT and smart healthcare systems can also be leveraged to transmit patient vital signs and any other critical information to the awaiting hospital while they are in transit, giving hospital staff the information they need to prepare. This advanced knowledge allows hospitals to have the right personnel and equipment on hand.
Robustel has the solution to make sure your in-vehicle devices are connected with a secure and reliable network to transmit this critical data.
Hospitals and medical centres aren’t the only facilities utilising smart solutions for healthcare. Aged-care facilities and independent care homes are also leveraging secure connections to help keep seniors, or those who may need extra medical monitoring, at home. End-to-end medical monitoring solutions can improve health-care outcomes, while reducing the cost of travelling to appointments. Home health monitoring devices like sensors can be used to:
- • Monitor the overall health of residents.
- • Notify a health professional of a medical issue, either by the patient or automatically by the device.
- • Continuously monitor patient conditions and vital signs.
- • Automatically transfer data for analysis by healthcare professionals.
- • Monitor the movement of patients.
- • Automate the supply of medicine.
Robustel gateway solutions can act as a medical hub for these facilities, which means that staff and patients aren’t relying on a patient’s home internet connection.
Whether you're looking for an out-of-box or a fully-customised application for your medical facilities, Robustel has a smart medical solution for you. Leverage our ability to completely customise a product to suit your project's demands. Speak to one of our experts today about how we can get you connected.