The rise of the IoMT will drive the transformation of care delivery
The number of devices connected to the Internet of things (IoT), and with each other, is growing sharply. This trend has also emerged in the healthcare industry. For example, in 2015 around 4.5 billion medical devices were connected to the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and the number of IoMT devices is expected to grow to 20-30 billion devices by 2020.1
This rapidly evolving trend is enhancing your level of connectivity, but also altering your relationship with different stakeholders, e.g., your patients, colleagues or other authorities. We want to enable you to exploit the potentials of the IoMT and empower you to deliver more coordinated, continuous care that is location-agnostic and more cooperative.
Facilitate cooperative care between your care teams and with your patients
Leveraging the benefits of the IoMT can help you to better manage chronically ill patients by extending care beyond healthcare institutions and into home networks. Given that 60 percent of Americans suffer from at least one chronic condition, and 42 percent from multiple chronic diseases, the potential for leveraging the IoMT in healthcare is obvious.² Remote monitoring solutions allow you to:
- collaborate better in the treatment process
- achieve more cooperative care
- improve the patient experience
Making relevant health information available exactly where and when it is needed is key for efficient care management. We offer specific networking services and applications to enable effective communication and collaboration - independent of time and place.3 This is exceptionally important for cross-institutional treatment involving several stakeholders. Whether for clinical conferences, tumor boards, teleconsultations or 2nd opinions, our solutions help you to:
- collaborate more efficiently
- save resources
- deliver high-quality patient care
- enable patients to engage in their own health
We have developed a portfolio of digital solutions that help leverage the benefits of connected medical devices.4 Our offerings support both cooperative care between physicians and patients, and collaboration between care teams beyond physical boundaries for better resource allocation.