5.1.6 Analytics in healthcare
In the healthcare solution model, IoE technology improves healthcare by analysing trends in a patient’s vital signs and other indicators such as blood glucose levels. This data can be monitored in real-time to alert the patient and the health monitoring company so that they can make decisions quickly and correctly. As a patient goes about daily life, data is constantly gathered by sensors worn by the patient. This data is sent back to the health monitoring company for storage and analysis. Over time, this data is analysed to find trends which are used to determine if the patient may require immediate assistance.
IoE technology in this healthcare solution model is not used just for monitoring a patient’s health. It is also used in many other areas to improve healthcare. For example, data from live traffic cameras and historical traffic data can be used to route the mobile patient treatment center more effectively to arrive at a patient’s location faster. New uses for IoE technology in the healthcare industry are being discovered every day to help patients live longer, healthier lives.