IoT in Healthcare

Healthcare industry is on the verge of Industrial Internet of Things – IoT and Machine to Machine Learning – M2M revolution. This is not limited to medical devices but also cover all ranges of patient care including hospitals and pharmaceuticals. The technology is in its right level of maturity for the industry to start adopting it. The industry can benefit significantly by increasing efficiencies with IoT technology implementations. With the significant drop in cost of implementing IoT like Biz4Intellia, cost is no more a barrier for the industry. For the healthcare industry starting from smart sensors and related medical equipment, to complete integration of end-to-end medical devices, the field is very broad. This is just a beginning on how patient care can benefit from healthcare IoT. Leveraging the connected devices to real time analytics and integrated data points can help diagnose faster and accurately. It will help not only patient engagement but also integrate all medical care and healthcare providers, to exchange patient information, in a compliant manner.

Healthcare industry can benefit tremendously with the powerful Biz4Intellia IoT solutions. Starting from basic app for a medical device to a fully integrated data points the platform supports full spectrum of the industry. Devices that support BLE, Bluetooth, NFC, RFID, iBeacon, WiFi, WPA2, RTLS, RS232 / 485, Modbus, SCADA – With most of the medical devices supporting one of these protocols, reusable platform like Biz4Intellia, supporting multiple devices help manufacturers quick to market, with the latest IoT features.

The industry has already started realizing the benefit of IoT and is picking up adoption. We help the industry transition from legacy to end-to-end wireless automation of systems. Here are few areas of IoT adoption.

Impact of IoT in Healthcare

Personal mobility devices

Wearable and carrying device: Traditional medical diagnosis data points are of a moment of time. With the advent of wearable device this can change significantly. A trend of data points is significant for accurate and timely prognosis and diagnosis. For the last few years, wearable device adoption has increased. From wearable trackers, to in-built data points from devices like phones, can track multiple data points over time. Data captured over time can be used to create a personal medical wallet. Platforms like Biz4Intellia can harness these data points for a medical provider to make intelligent decisions with probabilistic and deterministic analysis.

Portable Hospital, Emergency Shelters and Tele-medicine

The concept of mobility in treatment is not new, it goes back to centuries. Lack of immediate access of experts and patient medical records limited patient care that could be offered in and from remote locations. It is clear with the trend that more and more patient care will be delivered outside hospitals and clinics. With the advent of IoT in medical field, dependency of patient care to the boundaries of physician office/hospitals can be greatly reduced. Personal data captured from devices as simple as glucometers, heart monitors, BP monitors, weight scales, influenza test kits etc., and data interchange with each of these devices makes the data more meaningful and aid accurate and timely diagnosis. Existing devices that are built on SCADA, PLC, DCS, HMI Device etc. can take advantage of Biz4Intellia platform without a significant investment and help the industry adopt to this change seamlessly.

Portable Hospital, Emergency Shelters and Tele-medicine

In home test kits

Like portable hospital concept, in home test kits can help capture data that can be stored and transmitted to a physician. Most of the time, by the time a patient gets medical care, the symptom no more exists or subsides, and the physician is unable to capture the actual data for a patient, which could lead to the incorrect diagnosis.

Dental care and Oral hygiene

It is surprising how much technology can play in dental care. With the significant changes in eating habits, tooth decay and gum disease rates have skyrocketed. Starting from in-home dental care to in-patient dentist IoT can play a vital role in dental care. Few years ago, adoption of these technologies required significant investment. Cost effective platforms like Biz4Intellia, help the dental industry achieve fast time to market, in a cost effective way.

Dental care and Oral hygiene

Clinical Trials

All facets of clinical trials can take advantage of IoT. Connected devices and timely biometric data capture will be the starting point that benefits this important aspect of patient care. With the ability to remotely capture, monitor and transmit data will help recruit and retain diverse suspects. This will also help the electronic data capture more automated with accurate and timely data capture. This will also help the industry get a more holistic understanding during adverse events. This will help the industry move from static data to more dynamic data and eventually help the governing bodies recognize the importance of supporting and eventually requiring IoT in clinical trials.

Remote monitoring, management and predictive maintenance and calibration of medical devices

With the vast number of assets, adoption of IoT for this business, is an easy win for the industry. With a proper implementation of an IoT solution like Biz4Intellia, the industry can benefit of real-time tracking of the asset, trend of utilization of the asset, history of the asset and increase efficiency of the asset. Biz4Intellia’s in-built smart learning engine can help create a sustainable and predictable asset lifecycle management and will enable all assets as part of the same eco-system and not working in silos.

Remote monitoring, management and predictive maintenance and calibration of medical devices