IoT in Healthcare: Apps, Benefits, and Challenges

Healthcare is playing a crucial role in the game of our lifeline without which society cannot survive. That is why multiple technologies have worked and contributed to the healthcare sector. 

Yes! It is true that the healthcare sector is not spared from the blessing of any technology whether it is Blockchain or it is AI.  Now among those technologies, see how IoT in healthcare has set its feet.

Well, IoT is one of the most thrilling technologies which is ruling the world. According to, estimated revenue share of the utility industry across India was estimated to be 25 percent.

Some stats in concern to IoT in the healthcare sector

Talking about the impression of IoT in the healthcare sector, let’s look at the stats by a Business insider in which it has been surveyed that by 2020, IoT devices in healthcare will be more than 161 million units.

Additionally, according to the healthcare Internet of Things market segment is poised to hit $117 billion by 2020. 


According to a, the IoT healthcare market will reach $534.3 billion by 2025.

What are the benefits of implementing IoT in the healthcare sector?

Good connectivity and affordability

As you already know that IoT is all about the connectivity and communication of physical devices. So, IoT in healthcare is also serving as a mode of communication between machines as well as for exchanging information from one place to another. 

With the help of connectivity protocols like Bluetooth, Wifi, Zigbee, etc, the kit has become possible for the healthcare experts to detect various diseases in patients easily and to get ready for multiple ways of treatments. 

Apart from this, patients can also enjoy the benefit of this connectivity as they can get engaged with their health information with the help of making use of software as IoT keeps access to patients’ information. 

Tracking and notifications

Tracking all critical information and sending on time alerts to healthcare experts as soon as possible is seriously important in the healthcare sector. So, to complete this crucial event, medical IoT devices gather all important information and transfer that data to the experts in order to do real-time tracking. At the same time leave notifications to the patients through mobile apps and other linked devices. 

Healthcare experts come to know the proper condition of patients with the help of reports and notifications received on time. 

It is also very beneficial in making on-time decisions to treat patients without any delay. 

So, it could be said that with the help of IoT, it becomes easy to track, get real-time notifications, better accuracy, to monitor for the doctors in order to get the best results. 

In this way, this amazing feature of alerts and notifications offered by IoT is really thrilling to gather information and start treatment on time.

Drug management

We usually forget to take medicines on time and this happens with all. But with the coming of IoT, it has become possible to remind patients to their medicines on time with the help of IoT based talking devices. So this helps in maintaining the time of delivery of drugs, most importantly to older people who are suffering from blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, etc. 

Monitoring Staff, Patients, and Inventory

Security is one of the major concerns that is related to most of the hospitals all around the world. This is such a challenging task to manage security in the hospital as there are a lot of things in the hospital, such as staff members, patients, hardware, doctors, and much more.

However, this is a little challenging to look after different things in large hospitals that possess different buildings along with a lot of patients and staff members but still, it could be managed with the help of the latest technology. 

In order to improve the process of monitoring, there are various reputed hospitals that are opting for IoT and real-time GPS services. And for those people, IoT has been proved as a powerful, efficient, and affordable method of tracking frequent activities. 

Remote medical assistance

Here is one more major advantage of implementing this technology. Do you know that patients living in far flung areas can also make contact with healthcare experts by making use of smart mobile apps? 

As this technology provides remote medical assistance, it has become easy for the doctors to detect and treat the problem of the patients as soon as possible.

Apart from this, things are available like healthcare delivery chains that are forecasting to build machines that can distribute drugs on the basis of the patient’s prescription and ailment-related data

In this way, it could be said that IoT in healthcare is going to improve the patient’s health mentally and physically by serving them in various ways. 

Enhance patient’s experience

As it is already known that healthcare is all about the patient so it is also understood that the take care and the interest of the patients should also come first before anything else. 

IoT has increased patient’s interest in healthcare and they have started relying on the reliable service of the healthcare sectors just because of the amazing features as well as the on-time service of the hospitals. 

According to research, The number of patients under remote monitoring using interconnected devices jumped by 44% to 7.1 million in 2016, according to research firm Berg Insight. Berg predicts that by 2021 there will be 50.2 million people remotely monitored using connected healthcare devices — a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 48%.

Final words

This is how IoT is serving to the patients as well as the doctors in the medical field. The tracking and the on-time availability like features of this technology have won the hearts of the doctors and the healthcare sectors. 

Being an owner of the medical brand, you are suggested to improve your medical management by adopting this technology and contacting a good IoT development company

5 thoughts on “IoT in Healthcare: Apps, Benefits, and Challenges”

  1. Hey Emily,
    Very nice article.
    we all know, Iot is growing in 2020 like no before. this field is influencing almost every other fields. you explain pretty much everything about how Iot is helpful for doctors and patients in the medical field.

    Thanks, have a nice day!

  2. Yes, it is true that the IoT plays a big role in Healthcare. It provides the number of facilities to medical staff and patients. You share unknown factors very well about this. Thanks very much.

  3. Thus far, most IoT initiatives in healthcare revolved around the improvement of care as such with remote monitoring and telemonitoring. Very nice article

  4. Hello,
    This is a nice information that you have shared.
    Thank you for sharing.
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  5. You said true, IoT changes entire healthcare industry. And it become essential part for large hospitals and healthcare system


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