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IoT and Patient Engagement: How IoT is Defining Three Es of Engagement [Infographic]

Internet of things and patient engagement

It’s no doubt that patient engagement is among the top healthcare priorities. For medical providers, it’s imperative to interact with their patients and empower them with the right information at the right time. A new concept named Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized the world with its vast capabilities of connecting the people and things with each other, and healthcare industry is no exception.

According to IDC Health Insights, 35.1% of healthcare organizations have already implemented IoT either in their pilot or production stages. This is because IoT allows medical providers to give personalized treatment to their patients and enhance their overall experience by proactively engaging with them.

Although healthcare industry is still in the process of adapting to new IoT technologies, yet its contribution towards healthcare sector is undeniably invaluable. Let’s explore how IoT is helping to increase patient engagement:

how to leverage the internet of things for patient engagement

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Although IoT brings in its own set of challenges, yet its contribution towards patient engagement is unarguable. According to ABI Research, the sale of wearable medical devices will see an influx in the future and is expected to reach more than 100 million devices annually. Another report by IMS Research cites that the wearable devices or the devices that are close to the body produce more realistic results. This indicates towards the possibility of seeing more faces of IoT based technologies in future. In order to use it in the most effective way, the healthcare firms now need to understand how they can truly harness its power in the interests of their patients.

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