Availability of information is one of the major challenges that exists in healthcare system due to lack of technology infrastructure and connectivity. With a distributed network architecture, information is scattered across several repositories, however it fails to integrate these repositories to provide valuable insights in critical situations. This generates the need for a connected architecture which could seamlessly communicate among distributed data sources and provide real-time information when required.
The present applications in healthcare sector are focused towards providing specific solutions. The diverse devices used for the purpose are of different architecture and design. Thus it lacks the capability to interconnect with each other for effective information sharing. Interoperability of devices will enable medical professionals to access critical information from any place using any kind of devices such as desktop, mobile or tablet, thereby improving flexibility. In addition, infrastructure cost for deployment of separate information system and devices for communication incurs huge cost for the organizations. This hinders adoption of advanced system among small and medium health organizations.
The Internet of things (IoT) is a concept that has emerged from a vision of an always connected world. Seamless connectivity between devices anywhere, anytime, in any condition is the goal behind the concept of IoT. This research service explores the impact of Internet of Things in Healthcare sector. The report also highlights the key enabling technologies and their convergence prospect to envision the future connected healthcare systems and applications.
In brief, this research service provides the following:
A brief snapshot of Connected Healthcare System
Drivers of Connected Health and challenges in its adoption
Technology Value Chain
Key Enabling Technologies and the industry participants facilitating the concept of Connected Health
Key application areas and some emerging Connected Health applications
Roadmap of the enabling technologies and applications