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IoMT and healthcare delivery in chronic diseases

IoMT and healthcare delivery in chronic diseases

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Digital health broadly incorporates categories such as mobile health (mHealth), information technology comprising electronic health records, reimbursements (IT), wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine. Recent advancements on this front includes Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, which provides a connected ecosystem for flawless information flow within various technologies involved at hardware, software and networking layer. These enabling technologies include devices embedded with sensor, actuator and communication protocol, which transmits and receives the data in real time. Along with other end applications such as smart energy transmission, smart homes, intelligent logistics and smart towns, healthcare provides an attractive opportunity area for successful implementation. Current estimates predict that nearly 60% of organizations a have implemented IoT in healthcare industry in partial or complete form, to deliver value to patients and transition from disjoint and reactive model towards interoperable and proactive service delivery model. Internet of medical things (IoMT)-enabled machine-to-machine interaction between devices in patient's body environment with enabling architecture, is predicted to provide higher impact in chronic disease care. Further, current topic would broadly review clinician side transformations of technology, explaining how IoT applications would create value for patients in different scenario and its relevance in clinical settings.

Chapter Contents:

  • 12.1 IoMT and healthcare delivery
  • 12.2 Impact of the IoMT in chronic disease treatment protocols/functional areas
  • 12.2.1 Remote clinical diagnosis and communication
  • 12.2.2 Product procurement
  • 12.2.3 Imaging and post-processing
  • 12.2.4 Drug/treatment planning
  • 12.2.5 Preventive health, wellness and patient education
  • 12.3 Chronic disease-specific implementation
  • 12.3.1 Chronic disease monitoring as the lucrative application of IoMT
  • 12.3.2 Implementation in diabetes
  • 12.3.2.1 Therapy monitoring and risk prediction
  • 12.3.2.2 Medication and drug dosage administration
  • 12.3.2.3 Educational and patient communication tool
  • 12.3.2.4 Complication reduction
  • 12.3.3 Implementation challenges
  • 12.3.4 Future for IoMT in chronic disease monitoring
  • 12.4 Conclusion
  • References

Inspec keywords: diseases; medical information systems; Internet of Things; health care; patient care; open systems; mobile computing; telemedicine

Other keywords: IoMT; proactive service delivery model; chronic disease care; IoT applications; actuator; digital health; telemedicine; disjoint model; electronic health records; smart homes; intelligent logistics; chronic diseases; interoperable service delivery model; Internet-of-medical things-enabled machine-to-machine interaction; wearable devices; flawless information flow; reactive model; telehealth; healthcare industry; Internet-of-Things ecosystem; healthcare delivery; communication protocol; mHealth; smart energy transmission; networking layer; patient body environment

Subjects: Biology and medical computing; Medical administration; Ubiquitous and pervasive computing; Patient care and treatment; Biomedical communication; Patient care and treatment

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