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Internet Of Medical Things: A Necessity For The Sector

Even though the automation in the healthcare sectors has not been in force till now in the country but its operational efficiency shall definitely help in conditioning the healthcare sector

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Internet of Things

The technological novelties in the Healthcare Sector have been experiencing an augmented change. The healthcare sector is still largely dependent on the imports for newer and improved technologies but is also seeing a change slowly and steadily. One of the very stimulating technologies in the Healthcare domain is the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) which has brought the patients and the doctors much closer and thereby communicates the real-time medical condition of the patients as well. 

The Internet of Medical Things is a network of interlinked and connected devices that transmits the important data from patients and delivers it to doctors (or vice versa) in real time. This machine to machine transmission of data has essentially enhanced the reliability and delivery of the health information which has been modelling and strengthening the Indian Healthcare Systems.   

This convenience in the healthcare domain shall have an increased accessibility to varied resources thereby, giving it hands up to all those who are devoid of such suitability. Not only, that IoMT only caters to the consistent check on the health statuses but it also helps and supports the prevention of various diseases, aids medical help even in emergency situations along with this, it keeps a track on the fitness quotient of the people. 

The Internet of Things shall undoubtedly, be a boon for the country with its effectiveness and increased optimization in the following ways: 

1.     Internet of Medical Things shall ensure enhanced customer satisfaction with provision of services and medical assistance 24 hours. The operational efficiency of the medical providers will be improved along with customization in their deliverables in accordance to the needs of the patient. 

2.     Since the IoMT has been developed to ease out the hassle of the patients and their families with better deliverance of health services. This shall increase efficacy of work and improved treatment to the patients. 

3.     The healthcare sector is very expensive which eventually burns a hole in the pockets of many. A large population of the country is still unable to bear the expenses of the healthcare, if met with non-communicable diseases like cancer or tuberculosis. The emergence of IoMT shall help in reducing these expenses as the medical condition can be communicated with real time monitoring and botheration of the regular visits to and of the doctors and the hospitals will be significantly reduced. 

These IoMT devices are connected with the medical wearables like smart watches, medical bracelets and even smart glasses. These instated apps have an access which continuously monitors the patient’s health and even informs the family members and the doctors if there in case of an emergency. 

Conclusion

Even though the automation in the healthcare sectors has not been in force till now in the country but its operational efficiency shall definitely help in conditioning the healthcare sector. This productivity too poses some risks in its operation and enactment like breachment of information and theft of data. Keeping in mind, both its assistances and the hurdles, Internet of Medical Things seems to be a hopeful yet promising initiative in the healthcare domain. 

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article above are those of the authors' and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of this publishing house. Unless otherwise noted, the author is writing in his/her personal capacity. They are not intended and should not be thought to represent official ideas, attitudes, or policies of any agency or institution.


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Dr Saarthak Bakshi

The author is CEO, International Fertility Centre

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