3 Ways The Internet Of Things Is Revolutionizing Health Care

Thursday, September 4, 2014

If you or a loved one has undergone medical treatment recently, you’re probably aware of some of the cool new devices that help perform diagnosis and treatment. You may not be aware, however, that some of these devices are connected to the Internet and have become an important part of the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.

How exactly does connecting MRIs, a CT Scanner, or lab test equipment in this way improve patient care? Here are three benefits:

1. Reducing device downtime through remote monitoring and support

An IoT device can be tested and diagnosed remotely. For example, a technician can connect from their own office and run diagnostics on an MRI that has failed. The technician can pinpoint the problem’s root cause and leverage a Knowledge Management application to find answers to common problems. The technician can also remotely connect to hospital technicians to provide hands-on support. When the root cause is identified, a new part can be shipped with instructions for replacing the defective part—or it can be delivered by a field engineer.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

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