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Connecting Medical Devices to the Internet of Things


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The benefits of hospital device connectivity

According to the Royal College of Nursing, nurses in the UK spend an estimated 2.5 million hours a week filling out “non-essential” paperwork. By implementing IoT-enabled medical devices, data on a patient’s vital signs and intake of medication can be collected and monitored in real-time. Not only is the safety of care improved, the time and cost required to collect and chart data is greatly reduced. IoT-enabling medical devices can allow nurses to spend more time on direct care and interaction with patients, helping to improve the quality of nursing .

Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems serve as the data backbone for Clinical Decision Support (CDS). CDS helps doctors with diagnosis and decision-making tasks, such as drug selection and dosing. IoT enablement of devices connected to the EMR, allows...(continued)

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