Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)
The Internet of Medical Things is all the list of medical devices and applications that connect to healthcare IT systems through online computer networks. Only if the medical devices are equipped with Wi-Fi, can support the machine-to-machine communication, which is the core of IoMT. A common use include remote patient monitoring of people with chronic or long-term conditions; which can send information to caregivers.
Healthcare offers huge potential for IoMT solutions that can provide options to improve care delivery and reduce operational costs. From asset management to the accurate tracking of pharmaceuticals, sensor networks to wearable real-time vital sign monitoring the opportunities for data-driven care provision, automation, decision-making and can also deliver patient empowerment.
A number of enabled devices are available to patients and providers to monitor diabetes, heart conditions, and other ailments; the devices monitor clinical data (e.g., blood glucose or heart rate), adherence data (e.g., taking medications as prescribed), and consumer health data (e.g., physical activity). The results and the given feedback to patients can help them engage and make better health decisions in real time, decreasing the need for costly doctor visits, tests, and hospitalizations and reducing the rate of progression of the disease.