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IoT Offers New Opportunities for Healthcare


By Cathryn Jakicic Health Care Facilities

The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing some significant developments in the healthcare and medical sectors, according to an article on the IoT for All website.

For instance,  Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City — effectively slashed wait times for 50 percent of their emergency room patients who are in need of inpatient care with an IoT-driven software that tracks occupancy among 1,200 units and factors in 15 different metrics to assess the needs of individual patients.

Another popular applications of healthcare IoT is in telehealth.

It can minimize costs and eliminate the need for some visitations, but it helps improve the patient’s quality of living by sparing them the inconvenience of travel, the article said.

Read the article.

   This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, FacilitiesNet. For more about hospital campuses and other medical facilities, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/healthcarefacilities.

 

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