Is our health in good… health?
We have all heard that health revolution is coming. Nevertheless, little has been said about it. Let us change it and enlighten you in this aspect. How will the Internet of Healthcare change our lives?
Staying healthy is expensive, there’s no doubt about it. But there are ways to make it more cost-effective and accessible. Especially now, in the era of Internet of Healthcare.
Right now, the emphasis is put on patients’ ability to take care of their health in the privacy of their own homes.
How is this possible?
Patients’ movements are registered thanks to devices like Apple Watch or Fitbit. They allow doctors to monitor patients’ health without having them at the hospital. Additionally, regular access to medical reports, controlled and recorded in real-time, makes us more involved and keen on being well.
However, wearables aren’t the only connected medical devices available on the market.
In Singapore, it has become popular to speak to your doctors via webcams. This is where connected thermometers or even glucose monitors come in handy. Doctors can track patients’ health and they don’t even have to make an appointment.
Lack of advancements in technology and medicine may cause a problem.
One of them is overcrowding. Hospitals can’t handle the number of people coming in and those in need of constant readmissions due to their chronic diseases.
Yet, recently, Qualcomm and Philips formed a partnership and came up with 2net IoT network which encompasses all medical devices in a given area.
As creators describe it:
2net Platform will serve as the medical device connectivity solution for Philips HealthSuite, the company’s cloud-enabled health ecosystem of devices, apps and digital tools.
It is going to be a net of connected devices from medication dispensers to blood pressure monitors. This way the connectivity will be even easier.
Health is the most valuable thing we have. This is the very reason why facilitations in the healthcare sector are so important. IoT is developing quickly, which means that, in time, our health should be in even better hands.
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