IOT is revolutionizing various industries and we cannot ignore the huge transformation it can bring to the health care industry. IOT combined with the analytics and cloud can provide unprecedented capabilities in healthcare – virtual healthcare, predictive diagnostics, preventive care and targeted care to name a few. It can help in improving effectiveness and quality of patient care at the same time help the healthcare organizations to improve efficiency and improve their financial and administrative performance.
IDC predicts that virtual care, made possible by the Internet of Things and big data, will become routine by 2018, improving healthcare quality and efficiency. Some of the ways in which IOT is changing healthcare industry are covered here.