What is the internet of things?
To understand the IoT, we first need to know the primary function of the internet till now, i.e. communication. The Internet has made human-to-human interaction much easier and efficient. You can sit anywhere in the world and communicate with other people through email, chats, etc. Or get news from all over the world with just one google search.
The internet of things has extended this same ability, i.e. “to connect and communicate efficiently” to the non-human. The internet that has been majorly used to send information from one person to another can now be used to send information from one sensor or device to another.
IoT in healthcare
While many industries are adopting IoT solutions to upgrade their way of working, the Healthcare industry is one where it has been rather slow. But now, in a post-COVID-19 world, the adoption of IoT in hospitals is inevitable.
Few ways in which IoT can make our hospital more efficient are:
● In an emergency, all the patient’s data can be uploaded to cloud storage from the ambulance itself.
● Wearable devices can be provided to patients which will collect essential data and send it to hospitals where doctors can analyze it.
● Provide patients with a system to check the availability of the doctors before coming to the hospital.
● Machine learning can be used to analyze initial patient data and give useful insights to the doctor about the patient.
Benefits of IoT in healthcare
One of the major benefits of IoT is the highly accurate data gathered by the new generation of IoT devices. This highly accurate data reduces error and enables healthcare workers to make informed decisions. Not just that, the data is collected much faster and can be quickly sent to the healthcare cloud storage.
While IoT implementation is very helpful for the healthcare industry but it brings its own challenges.
Data storage - With so many IoT devices being used in one hospital, it will generate a massive amount of data. This data needs to be stored somewhere, that’s why hospitals will need to invest in a data storage facility at the hospital.
Data security - Any digital platform is prone to a security breach. This platform is no different. Hackers can steal patient information from the hospitals and use it as they want.
How do we help?
At Jousane analytics, we provide an easy-to-use and reliable Smart Hospital Management System that can help sophisticated hospitals to treat the patient in the best possible ways. This system allows the hospital as well as the users to check the availability of doctors and also patient records. At the user dashboard, one can see the availability of parking space, user space, and people coming in and going out.On the other hand, the energy maintenance dashboard shows the energy consumption of all the equipment and labs, everything provided on one platform.