IoT in the healthcare sector started with its adoption in remote patient monitoring.
Healthcare workers are also able to retract data from bedside devices which can help them make better medical decisions. These IoT technologies help to reduce human interactions, thereby eliminating error rates.
The use of the Internet of Things (IoT) is known for helping busy healthcare facilities cut down on wait times and cost while enhancing patient care. Here are some specific IoT use cases in the healthcare sector;
• Monitor the performance of diesel generators.
• Track diesel consumption.
• Measure water quality parameters.
• Monitor water pressure in pipes and detect leakages.
• Monitor and control pest activities.
• Assess food for quality.
• Monitor and maintain good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
• Detect fire before it escalates.
• Monitor and trigger alerts in case of an emergency.
• Detect unauthorized access to wards and ICUs.
• Monitor against theft.
• Track the number of daily visitors for revenue assurance.
• Monitor staff attendance to schedule.
• Tracking the presence of staff throughout the day.
• Monitor and automate repetitive tasks.
• Automate entrance gates and doors.
• Monitor assets and provide data for maintenance and repairs.