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Medtech devices range from those that patients can see during routine check-ups, such as blood pressure monitors, stethoscopes, or thermometers, to those that they may prefer not to see, such as advanced surgical instruments and machines used to treat more severe conditions.
Fremont, CA: It is no secret that healthcare systems around the world are facing increasing costs, which are compounded by aging populations, chronic illness, and complex care needs. However, patients are gradually encountering the possible solution to this issue in the form of advanced medical technology (MedTech) and the Internet of Medical Stuff (IoMT).
The Emergence of MedTech and IoMT
Medtech devices range from those that patients can see during routine check-ups, such as blood pressure monitors, stethoscopes, or thermometers, to those that they may prefer not to see, such as advanced surgical instruments and machines used to treat more severe conditions. Market wellness apps are also included.
The Internet of Things (IoT) now includes connected devices in hospitals and clinics, medical-grade wearables, and consumer health devices.
Taken as a whole, the IoMT would allow the healthcare industry to move treatment to revolve around the client rather than being anchored to where the physicians or specialty equipment is located (ex. hospitals).
How Do Patients Benefit?
Healthcare services are under tremendous pressure as populations of older patients with complex needs continue to grow. Who is the most affected by this stress? Many that are elderly have mobility problems or live in remote, rural areas. By remotely tracking patients with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, or critical tremor, the IoMT may make a significant difference in these categories.
The IoMT also enables healthcare organizations to track the effectiveness of medications and other treatments and tailor treatment to specific patients' needs. There are several other possibilities for the IoMT. Connected devices can monitor hospital admissions and, using information such as location, and these systems can improve resourcing, ease congestion, and ensure patients are seen quicker and more effectively in real-time.