As people aged 65 and older begin to account for a relatively large chunk of the demographics in many countries, healthcare systems are increasingly becoming strained and healthcare costs are going up. In an attempt to shorten hospital stays and make the customer experience right for both patients and healthcare providers, several device manufacturers and software developers are coming together to leverage the valuable health data collected from connected devices to create the new Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).
Innovate end-to-end solutions are being developed that present readings from wearables that monitor a patient’s health, directly to a healthcare team in an easy to read and actionable manner. Cloud-based platforms are capable of aggregating and integrating data from a range of sources and formats to give healthcare teams a ‘360-degree view’ of the patient’s health and this allows physicians to intervene and provide proactive care before a condition manifests or worsens.
Remote consultations, social sensors, gadgets that offer guidance on health and wellness, analytics-driven regimens and other IoMT innovations are driving a cultural transformation that could move modern medicine into its next era.