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Internet of Things and Data Analytics Handbook by Hwaiyu Geng

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41HOME HEALTHCARE AND REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING

KARTHI JEYABALAN

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

41.1 INTRODUCTION

The Internet of Healthcare Things is the theme for Connected Health Symposium 2015 for Internet of Things (IoT) in Healthcare. As we are all in the evolution phase for the devices that communicate through wireless technology, there are a lot of lessons to be learned with real‐world Healthcare usage scenarios.

The application of IoT in the Healthcare (Figure 41.1) can be classified as follows:

  • Critical care
  • Follow‐up care
  • Preemptive care
  • Monitoring
  • Diagnosing
  • Treating
Diagram illustrating the application of IoT in the Healthcare classified as critical care, follow-up care, preemptive care, monitoring, diagnosing, and treating.

FIGURE 41.1 Application of IoT in healthcare.

© University of Utah TeleHealth Services.

At the time of writing this chapter, we were still evaluating the reliability of IoT in Healthcare, and still Healthcare industry is evaluating the use of IoT Device to treating patient in real world. The Clinical usability sometimes does not fulfill the Healthcare services outcome, for example, why would I need a wireless device that is not reliable in the hospital? I can use an existing wired Medical device that is reliable. Assumption is that it is dangerous to put an IoT device to treat Critical care patients. We can send home IoT devices for follow‐up care for patients by getting their biometric Data. Using IoT medical device, getting biometric data can be used as Preemptive Care approach for ...

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