IoT & The Future of Healthcare Across The Globe

Published on 11 Jan 2022

IoT-enabled platforms

IoT technologies enable a plethora of soft advantages, including improved patient experience, staff retention, and a healthier, more pleasant environment for everybody. Such advantages may be difficult to measure in the short term, but they can significantly contribute to hospital or clinic success in the long run.

Of course, deploying an open, integrated IoT platform presents problems that extend beyond the initial investment. Healthcare facilities are complex, and investing in and installing an IoT platform may appear overwhelming due to apps developed for diverse tasks at different operational levels, legacy systems owned and maintained by siloed stakeholders, and system integration limits. An IoT-enabled platform, on the other hand, must be part of the picture for healthcare executives with a clear long-term vision for the future of healthcare.

Despite Familiarity, the Benefits of IoT Aren't Fully Recognized

The IoT refers to vast, linked networks of internet-accessible devices outfitted with software and firmware to collect, store, and transmit data and send data to other devices that are linked to IoT-enabled platforms to increase the value of intelligent systems building technology by providing unprecedented visibility into the performance of healthcare facilities

Guidehouse polled 600 worldwide healthcare leaders about their awareness of and involvement in the area of IoT investments. IoT devices were characterized as having the following characteristics for the purposes of the survey:

  • Data communication that is two-way (connected devices that can transmit and receive data)
  • Embedded control and computing capabilities (allowing for enhanced integration with other management, automation, or control systems).

The Benefits of IoT Exceed Quantitative Return on Investment

According to Guidehouse Insights' study, legacy solutions such as building management systems (BMS), building energy management systems (BEMS), and smart lighting or HVAC systems may save hospitals and clinics up to 20% on their yearly energy bills. However, newer, IoT-based technologies extend those advantages to more crucial operational domains.

Future healthcare facilities must be hyper-efficient, but they must also be durable, sustainable, and provide quality treatment.

A hitherto unseen degree of patient care IoT-enabled technologies is essential for pushing your healthcare to the next level. Looking into the future and accomplishing quantitative and qualitative goals like improvements in efficiency, people-centricity, resilience, and sustainability. Future healthcare institutions will use IoT-enabled solutions to improve outcomes across four critical pillars.

 

Download to read the full whitepaper by Guidehouse to learn how IoT-enabled platforms enable hyper-efficient, people-centric, resilient, and sustainable healthcare facilities.