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5 Ways Hospitals Are Embracing IoT to Increase Security in 2020

Internet of Things or IoT links various medical devices for easy data access and management. By combining IoT and JDE ERP systems, healthcare facilities can control different sections by default. This makes easier continuity with streamlined, automated stock and asset management in a secured environment.

The Internet of Things has changed the way utilities, data, and the workforce is managed. It has been embraced in Hospitals to increase Security, patient care, and is a lifesaver.

5 Ways Hospitals Are Embracing IoT to Increase Security in 2020

1. Remote Monitoring and Health

Telehealth is monitoring a patient’s health without visiting the hospital. This way, the visit time, wait time, costs, and travel are reduced. By monitoring health remotely, the data is effectively managed with IoT.

When the emergency need arises, the application alerts the patient and the doctor to get immediate help from healthcare. This way, securely remote monitoring can be done.

2. Making sure that Critical Hardware is available and accessible

Modern hospitals make sure of the latest secure hardware to function and the next-gen software for enhanced security systems. Any electronic device can be under a danger with an unexpected power failure or system failure.

This can critically cost someone’s life. Secure systems are essential for a healthcare facility as it sustains life. The Internet of Things is what you need. The applications like e-Alert ensure monitoring of medical hardware virtually.

This will provide hospital staff to get in time where there is any posed issue. It is a lifesaver.

The other areas where the Internet of Things is involved in hospitals are sensor-based device tagging to locate medical equipment in real-time. These sensors are embedded in wheelchairs, nebulizers, defibrillators, oxygen pumps, and other monitoring systems.

Real-time medical staff deployment can be done. Prevention of infections and their spread through IoT hygiene monitoring equipment.

3. Tracking Inventory, Staff, and Patients

Safety and Security are the primary concerns of any healthcare facility. So, maintaining and tracking staff members, hardware, patients, medicines, and inventory becomes hard to maintain with Security all through the facility.

If the facility has multiple buildings and more extensive staff and patient’s listings, then it becomes difficult. This is where IoT and JDE are utilized to facilitate the tracking of assets. Monitoring and management of assets like monitoring of environments like temperature, humidity, and so on of any equipment or within a hospital or a patient’s room can be quickly done.

Tracking of pharmacy inventory with no overstocking and eliminating expired medicines off the stock is managed effectively. Monitoring everyday activities is made cutting-edge, unobtrusive, and efficient with IoT. So, Security is maintained, and any issue that comes up can be dealt with the tracking system.

4. Efficient Drug management

Medication is prescribed in new forms with IoT. Some sensors are microscopic to transmit a signal to a device monitored externally to monitor the patient. The sensor could be like a patch on the body.

This helps the patient’s drug management in the right forms of use and dosages. Overdoses are avoided. This information assists in prescribing further prescriptions and to note which are useful and not. Through an app, the patient also gets information access about his treatment, personal performance, and how the lifestyle can be changed for betterment.

5. Chronic disease treatment

When there is any health issue recurring, and there’s a risk involved in obtaining the treatment, IoT makes a breakthrough in dealing with such chronic treatments.

This is where wearable technology, mobile connectivity, and next-gen analytics are used with the Internet of Things to get the needed help and also consistent monitoring of the patient. The data is consistently noted and transmitted to the doctor to get the much-needed assistance to solve the reoccurring issue.


Internet of Things or IoT has reached hospitals and medical care to make them tech-driven and efficient. Patients can interact with doctors from time to time without any travel involved. The safety of the patient is ensured with the latest tech-enabled with sensors such as with wearable devices and mobile apps to be remotely monitored.

Tracking of hospital assets, pharmacy inventory, and other data are effectively managed with IoT. With these facilities, the Security and safety of patients are enhanced. Work done is time-efficient and cost-efficient.

Its embracement has made the healthcare industry convenient, accessible, and effective timely. As mentioned above, IoT has been used in making hospitals secure and efficient. It has benefitted families, patients, physicians, and hospitals overall.