The IoMT technology (Internet of Medical Things) will transform the healthcare sector completely by bringing connected health care into reality. If it will reach its full potential, it will fundamentally change our day to day medical practice completely.

Healthcare applications now provides flexibility to patients schedule their appointments with a doctor without the need to call a doctor's office and wait for a receptionist. Doctors can carry patient's information through apps on their smartphones and can prescribe medicines on the go. The IoMT technology will help both the doctor and patient by connecting ultrasounds, thermometers, glucose monitors, electrocardiograms, etc. and letting patients and doctors track their health. This is crucial for those situations that require follow-up appointments with doctors. With connected beds or smart beds, which can sense the presence of a patient and automatically adjust itself to the correct angle and pressure to provide proper support without the need for a nurse to intervene, the patient care becomes more successful.

The IoMT could also help transform patient care at home. Sadly, some patients don't take their medication in appropriate doses or at the correct times. Smart medication dispensers in the home could automatically upload information to the cloud and alert doctors when patients don't take their medicine. More broadly, this type of technology could let doctors know of any potentially dangerous patient behaviour.

Benefits of using IoMT in healthcare:

  • Adjustable patient monitoring: With the help of remote monitoring products, healthcare professionals can allow patients to be moved at home while retaining monitoring of their status by doctors and nurses. Security concerns can also be addressed by segregating patient identification information, using observation data, and further encrypting data on the device during transmission or in storage.
  • Enhanced Drug Management: The healthcare industry faces a huge challenge to compete with the high expense of creating and managing drugs. Studies report the average cost of developing an approved drug to be lingering near USD 55 million with a multi-billion dollar fraudulent drug industry to add to the trouble. IoMT will help in precision health care by reducing the cost of drugs drastically by bringing connected pills.
  • Augmented Asset Monitoring and Tracking: Industrial-scale analytics and interconnected machines, data, and people enable optimized asset monitoring and operations, enterprise grade technologies like distributed computing and Big Data analytics, asset management beside machine to machine communication and mobility deployed on machines, premises or cloud platforms will provide drastically efficient and cost-effective results.
  • Early intervention: Healthy, active people can also get benefited by IoMT-driven monitoring their daily activities for well-being. A senior living alone, for example, may want to have a monitoring device that can help to detect a fall or other interruption in blood pressure, blood sugar levels etc. in everyday activity and report it to any immediate responders or family members. For that matter, an active athlete such as a hiker or biker can obtain benefit from such a solution at any age, particularly if it’s available as a piece of wearable technology.
  • Connected patient: Healthcare providers can constantly alert individuals about their medication, health checkups and more with dedicated smartphone apps integrated into the cloud platform. With an interconnected and secured database, medical records are easily available to concerned healthcare professionals and physicians while reducing multiple forms fill ups at the consumer end. With the help of previous medical history, health patterns, and through analyzing tools, efficient and time preserving solutions can be offered. This enables low cost yet optimum quality healthcare.

Research and Development in the Healthcare and Drug research Centre can also benefit from IoMT connected healthcare devices and equipment. It ensures the reliability and accuracy of the equipment while provides researchers with smooth access to abundant computing power for testing. It significantly compresses the workflow by providing standardized, quantitative, and reproducible analysis of proteins in any research samples.