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October 2018

How IoT is Changing the Science of Medicine

How IoT is Changing the Science of Medicine

Automation is everywhere – in our phones, in our cars, in our homes. The Internet of Things (IoT) is an inter-operational network of physical devices, vehicles, and other electronic items. The network enables all of these devices to connect to one another and to the internet via wireless technology. This allows developers to add technology-based features, including the ability to deliver real-time experiences.

As of this year, IoT is starting to transform healthcare. More specifically, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is transforming how patients are being kept safe and healthy. The IoMT allows medical devices and applications to gather data and communicate, over a wireless network, with healthcare IT systems. A few examples of this connecting network include remote patient monitoring of chronic patients and tracking medication orders. Its main objective is to enable a greater range of services in device management, patient care, and service delivery.

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Preventing Infections Before They Happen with Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics is a rapidly growing area of data science. It uses various statistical techniques, such as predictive modeling and machine learning, to make predictions about unknown future events. In healthcare, predictive analytics analyzes historical and real-time data to identify patient behavior, manage chronic diseases, and improve patient care. The tool allows clinicians, administrative staff, and financial experts to receive alerts about potential events before they happen. This, in turn, helps them to make more informed decisions revolving around patient care.

Today, numerous hospitals across the nation are using real-time predictive analytics. One area in particular where the integration of predictor and intervention are showing efficacy is in preventing infections before they happen.

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The Age of Data Driven Medicine

For decades, medical professionals and other players in the healthcare industry have been generating massive piles of data. New tech-savvy tools that allow users to connect structured and unstructured data presents a unique way to derive meaning from this large source of data. As a result, the world of healthcare is becoming a data-driven business, with patients continuously demanding better, more personalized care.

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