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Internet of Things in Healthcare

G. Ramachandran, S. Kannan, T. Sheela, A. Malarvizhi, PM Murali, G. Sureshkumar


Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled devices have made remote monitoring in the healthcare sector possible, unleashing the potential to keep patients safe and healthy, and empowering physicians to deliver superlative care. It has also increased patient engagement and satisfaction as interactions with doctors have become easier and more efficient. Furthermore, remote monitoring of patient’s health helps in reducing the length of hospital stay and prevents re-admissions. IoT also has a major impact on reducing healthcare costs significantly and improving treatment outcomes. Internet of Things, patients’ interactions with doctors were limited to visits, and tele and text communications. There was no way doctors or hospitals could monitor patients’ health continuously and make recommendations accordingly.


Keywords:  Hospitals, patients, internet of things

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G. Ramachandran, S. Kannan, T. Sheela, et al. Internet of Things in Healthcare. Research & Reviews: Journal of Medical Science and Technology. 2019; 8(1): 10–12p.

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