How Can IoT Enable Wearable Technology in Healthcare?

What Are Wearable Medical Devices?

One of the most impactful healthcare industry applications today is wearables, which are Internet of Things (IoT) medical monitoring devices that patients can wear. These healthcare wearables allow for remote monitoring of various vital signs and health statistics. Wearable healthcare devices allow providers and facilities to stay connected to patients, and patients gain better visibility into their health status, resulting in better treatment outcomes and improved quality of life. The healthcare industry has been quick to adopt healthcare wearables because they can help providers offer a better standard of care while improving efficiency and lowering operational costs.

Provide Greater Control over Health Outcomes

Perhaps the greatest benefit of IoT-enabled wearable medical devices is that they easily provide individuals with the information they need to control their behavior and tasks resulting in better health outcomes. Wearable medical devices are in high demand because they improve visibility into relevant aspects of an individual’s health status to make more informed decisions about their health. The benefits of using these healthcare wearables include:

Real-Time Health Monitoring

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Individuals can monitor different fitness, health and wellness factors to track their progress toward medically recommended goals.

Monitor Vulnerable Patients’ Health with Status Alerts and Alarms

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IoT medical devices closely monitor and track the patient’s health indicators and generate notifications when their status changes and important reminders.

Patient-Physician Information Sharing

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The wearable medical device sends information to the patient’s healthcare providers, so physicians and other medical staff have a more detailed understanding of the patient’s condition.

Social Media Sharing Capabilities

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Consumers can also connect their wearable devices to social networks, helping them motivate one another toward healthier living.

Wearable Technology Is Driving the Evolution of Healthcare

The healthcare wearables market shows no signs of slowing. As a solutions developer, you can be part of this revolution in healthcare services by creating smart wearable healthcare solutions that allow individuals to gain greater insight into their health status and stay connected to healthcare providers and medical facilities. IoT solutions developed specifically for healthcare make it possible to:

Share Data through the Cloud

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Keep wearable device data orchestrated in regulatory compliance through the cloud so that patients’ devices can transmit vital data in real time to healthcare providers.

Streamline Medical Information Systems

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Help healthcare solution providers design better functionality into information systems, leveraging the information they need when they need it, integrating it into innovative medical systems.

Increase Security and HIPAA Compliance

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Ensure compliance with HIPAA and other data security and regulatory requirements by offering greater protection of sensitive patient data through robust, secure mobile networks.

Troubleshoot and Improve Medical Device Functionality

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Access usage data to better understand how your products are being used so that you can make improvements and enhancements to the device and its features.

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Join the IoT Wearable Medical Device Revolution

As healthcare costs skyrocket and consumers look for new ways to improve their health, the demand for IoT-enabled healthcare wearables increases. This multibillion-dollar market is ripe with opportunity. Telit can help you take advantage of this opportunity by providing the wireless modules, cellular data plans, software, platform tools and environments you need to connect and monitor wearable devices that help patients and medical professionals improve healthcare outcomes.