Insights

Personal Health Monitoring

September 1, 2017, MOQdigital Marketing

Internet of Things

Remote Monitoring (5).png

Internet of Things Solutions allows users to monitor and maintain their own health, working in conjunction with their healthcare provider and enabling better, more efficient Integrated Healthcare. With cloud managed data, alerting, management, response, and visualisation, the IoT enables greater care for assets and users alike.

Available Monitoring

IoT is aiding the consumerization of the healthcare industry. With technology developing at such a rapid rate, cloud based technology has been an important part of moving forward. What IoT has done is enable medical devices and practitioners to operate in conjunction with data, enhancing decision making and enabling patients to take a more active role in their health. These kinds of developments not only assist the healthcare sector, but they also aid remote access for health, remote workplaces, and the monitoring of employees and assets to ensure that all parties are safe, well, and aware of their own well-being.

Remote access can be garnered via wearable devices. These devices can take the form of Smart Watches, fitness bands, even broaches, necklaces, and clips. Data from wearable IoT devices is then relayed to a dashboard that can be monitored by the appropriate team, with the information also able to be accessed and utilised by the wearer. Such information can include heart rate, GPS location, body temperature, and activity level, but may also include the degree of oxygenation in the blood, environmental temperatures, proximity to other devices, users, and machines, the users interaction with medical or other relevant equipment, Geo fencing, alerting, and much more. Data from these features can then be gathered to discover trends, allowing a wearer to better their own health and well-being, but also help keep their health care provider aware and accountable of their well-being. Wearers can be reminded to take medication, alerted about insulin tracking, and even located should they have a health crisis away from immediate aid.

Risk and Safety

With users becoming more aware of their health and having access to trends and factors relating directly to their care, companies and medical professionals are better able to reduce health risks and increase safety. With real-time data that is personal to a user, there is no need to play ‘catch up’ with how an individual has been as there is greater transparency between healthcare providers and their patients. Smart, connected devices that utilise IoT are designed to improve health, environment and productivity. They do this through the intelligent use and analysis of data, enabling personalised health and risk factor solutions that are relevant and efficient on a patient to patient basis.

With countless applications for IoT in healthcare, we already see the technology evolving. With the ability to turn data into meaningful insights, patients no longer have to be in the dark regarding the progression of their health. Increased accountability paves the way for improved operations, greater productivity, and patient to practitioner efficiency. IoT improves health and safety experiences by keeping users connected to the relevant parties, creating a more interactive, visual, and transparent system based on real-time data. Not only can it be used to improve daily life, but it is also becoming an essential part of remote monitoring and asset safety.

MOQdigital

Ask us how to improve your Integrated Healthcare. As leaders in our field, and experts in IoT, MOQdigital is helping companies thrive in the cloud. Get in touch to discover more today.