Defining the Internet of Things (IoT) broadly is difficult, but defining IoT for a given industry such as Healthcare is easier.
Defining Healthcare IoT
The Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHT) encompasses many areas and is a subset of Healthcare Information and Communications Technology (ICT), which itself includes many different technologies such as IoT, broadband wireless, robotics, telepresence, artificial intelligence, machine communications, human augmentation, big data and analytics. One of the most important aspects of IoHT is connectedness.
Connected health goes beyond healthcare services and administration, covering the entire value chain such as Laboratory Information Systems (LIS). Connected health business models are also transforming as the Cloud-based “as a Service” model facilitates the ability to treat many healthcare products as ongoing services.
The evolving area of Real-Time Remote Medical Diagnosis Systems promise to revolutionize the detection and prescriptive abilities of healthcare diagnostics as IoT technologies integrate with Electronic Healthcare Records systems.
More on IoHT
IoT in Healthcare Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022 provides an in-depth assessment of the global IoT healthcare market including growth drivers, value chain, vendor analysis, and quantitative assessment of the industry from 2017 to 2022. Learn about the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities for every constituent in the value chain.
Report findings include:
- IoT Healthcare market will grow at a 17.7% CAGR globally during 2017 – 2022
- USA is expected to lead the North America IoT healthcare market at 78% market share
- Remote patient monitoring is expected to lead telemedicine application with 47% market share within the segment
- There will be a significant number of new diagnostic tests and remote patient monitoring users during the estimated period
- Healthcare IoT market will be largely empowered by non-cellular connectivity technology including WiFi, ZigBee, Satellite, Bluetooth, and NFC