According to a survey by Juniper Research, the number of smart hospitals’ Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is estimated to exceed 7 million by 2026. Analysts at a leading research firm predict that 7.4 million IoMT devices will be deployed worldwide, exceeding 3,850 per smart hospital.
This global figure represents an overall growth of 231% from 2021 when 3.2 million devices were introduced. The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) concept includes healthcare providers who use connected devices such as remote surveillance sensors and surgical robots to improve patient care, employee productivity, and operational efficiency, and it will be.
A survey confirms that smart hospitals in the United States and China are leaders in the global adoption of IoMT devices. By 2026, it will account for 21% and 41% of connected devices, respectively. It highlighted the digital health initiatives undertaken during the ongoing pandemic and the advanced existing digitization within the health infrastructure as the key to the leading position in these countries.
COVID19 Accelerated Remote Monitoring The
Pandemic is specifically focused on the healthcare industry, where problems and bottlenecks are highlighted. The problem with many global health systems is the lack of beds. At the height of the pandemic, about two-thirds of UK beds were occupied by COVID 19 patients. Potentially life-saving tests and treatments must be postponed to free up capacity, and some NHS chiefs believe it will take until 2026 to clear the backlog.
With the successful launch of the booster, immunity to a wide range of communities, highly contagious but seemingly non-fatal variants (especially vaccinated people) is now infected daily in the UK. Despite being at record levels, hospital admission rates are low (the current 7-day average is 173,261).
Only about 67% of UK patients with COVID 19 are treated primarily with the virus, and about one-third of cases are found after patients are hospitalized for other reasons.
However, all COVID19 patients should be isolated from other patients to prevent transmission to medical staff and other patients, even if they are primarily untreated with the virus. Many NHS trusts in the UK report emergencies and staffing issues as a result of the large number of workers having to be isolated.
With the IoMT device, you can remotely monitor less important and more infectious patients from the comfort of your home. This helps ensure that enough beds are available for critically ill patients and that less medical staff is needed in the hospital.
Juniper Research has identified remote monitoring as the key to providing intelligent hospital services. Researchers have found that adoption has accelerated significantly during the pandemic due to the difficulty of providing personal health care. The pace of acceleration is set to continue for the next five years, “as patients become accustomed to remote monitoring and benefit from preventative and health management.”
The COVID19 pandemic is one of the global events that is triggering new actions. Patients and physicians capture the moment with a combination of technology and social distance to avoid contact with the virus for safer health care.
At first, through the set up of a telemedicine service (a video conferencing technology that complies with the privacy law of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability) and enables virtual patient care) to pandemic COVID 19. It was confirmed by the corresponding medical practice, with the widespread availability of telemedicine, patients will be able to consult their doctors without leaving their homes, minimizing the risk of exposure to the virus.
Where are you going from here? Medical devices based on the Internet of Things (IoT) technology play a major role in the care of non-contact patients: By leveraging the Internet and wireless connectivity to deliver real-time patient data such as blood pressure, weight, and heart rate to physicians, remote patient management (RPM) devices provide another level of social distance protection in telemedicine. Offers. With RPMs, the same HIPAA privacy laws apply, but physicians are even better able to meet the patients “where they are” and further minimize coronavirus exposure.
Collaboration with network operators
The new report, Smart Hospitals: Technologies, Global Adoption & Market Forecasts 20212026, identified remote monitoring as key to delivering smart hospital services. It analysed how the adoption of remote monitoring technologies accelerated during the pandemic significantly, due to difficulties associated with delivering in-person healthcare.
This accelerated adoption is set to continue over the next five years, as patients become acclimatised to remote monitoring and benefit from proactively managing and treating health conditions.
There is consensus among patients and medical professionals that RPMs enhance their confidence in overall medical conditions. Despite the high number of approvals, RPM faces barriers to acceptance in the medical world, primarily due to cost.
Who will pay for this technology? Product managers and developers of these solutions have some control over the realistic delivery of RPMs when building the architecture, regardless of who pays. To do this, the wireless technology used to make an RPM solution successful must consider two key factors for adoption: low cost and high reliability.
However, we found that the real-time nature of remote monitoring requires a low-latency, high-bandwidth connection to ensure that the transmission of patient health data is not interrupted or distorted. As a result, we encourage smart hospital providers to partner with network operators to take advantage of multi-access edge computing to significantly reduce latency and latency.
We, as smart people, cross our fingers only that they (and other solutions) can help relieve pressure on people’s lives before the vaccine reaches enough people to lift the restrictions, and is sustainable.
Author: Diva Maharani | Illustrator: Akbar Nugroho