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IoT for Connected Health: 3 Industry Segments and Top Use Cases

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused healthcare providers to look for a technology-driven solution to monitor patients remotely, both to address the influx of patients as well as to minimise the risk of exposure. IoT-enabled connected health solutions boast multi-faceted benefits for both providers and patients. Across various healthcare industry segments and use cases, patient outcomes improve, accurate and timely data create a more robust solution, and ROI increases.

Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) generally refers to the use of connected devices and mobile technology to monitor patients outside of the conventional clinical setting. The use of RPM increases access to healthcare while decreasing delivery costs, and in cases such as chronic disease management, often improves the patient’s quality of life through increased freedom and mobility, comfort, accessibility, timely intervention, and lower costs.

Some of the top use cases in remote patient monitoring are cardiac rhythm monitoring, continuous glucose monitoring, and connected home dialysis.

Clinical Drug Trials

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), decentralised clinical trials “can help clinical trials become more agile and efficient by reducing administrative burdens on sponsors and those conducting trials, and can allow patients to receive treatments from community providers without compromising the quality of the trial or the integrity of the data that’s being collected.” Some benefits of connected health for clinical trials are improved patient recruitment and retention, data accuracy, and faster time-to-market.

The key use cases of connected health for clinical drug trials include decentralised clinical trials (DCTs), eCOA/ePRO, patient recruitment, and drug discovery.

Personal Emergency Response System (mPERS)

Mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) refers to wearable, pushbutton devices and call center services that allow aging adults to signal the need for immediate attention and call for help regardless of their location. mPERS solutions are powered by wireless connectivity and are popular among older populations, as they feel less intrusive and complicated than other commercially available wearable devices, such as smartwatches.

Top use cases of connected health for the personal emergency response industry segment are mPERS, medical alerts, and assisted living facility management.

KORE Connected Health Solutions

KORE offers robust solutions and managed services that are fully compliant with FDA regulations, using ISO 9001 and 13485 certified facilities and processes, also GDPR (EU) 2016/679, WEEE (EU) 2012/19 and RoHS (EU) 2011/65. Complete IoT device lifecycle services ensure quality controls. KORE enables healthcare companies’ connected health visions with seamless execution and professional services to help them deploy, manage, and scale.

Download the eBook, “The Complete Guide to Connected Health.” to learn more about connected health, the barriers to adoption, and how to overcome them.

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