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The Internet of Things is Advancing the Healthcare Industry

Posted by Zebra Global

February 17, 2015 at 11:29 AM


The second in a series of blogs taking a closer look at Zebra's 2014 global study, commissioned by Forrester Consulting, on IoT implementation in the enterprise. The series will culminate in a Twitter chat discussing the Internet of Things.

The healthcare industry is constantly looking to adopt advanced technology to provide better care to their patients. According to a survey released by Zebra Technologies last November; one of the biggest technological initiatives currently in the healthcare industry is the Internet of Things (IoT). Nearly 100 percent of surveyed healthcare professionals – 97 percent to be exact - agree that the IoT is the most strategic solutions their organization will undertake this decade.

IoT offers endless opportunities for the healthcare industry to take advantage of. With 90 percent of companies and teams prepared to make the necessary changes to implement IoT as part of their information technology solutions, we know that they are ready and planning for innovative opportunities, as well.

For example, doctors can utilize IoT solutions to better track a patient’s health over time to more accurately diagnose and care for health problems. IoT can also improve tracking patient data across different healthcare providers to give physicians a holistic view of the patient’s health.

We’re looking forward to working with healthcare professionals to deploy the Internet of Things as part of their provider solutions. Over half of healthcare industry professionals surveyed already begun implementing the IoT solutions in their practice, and another 30 percent have plans for implementation within the next year.

Download the Forrester study Zebra commissioned here.

Continue to #TalkIoT with us on Twitter

Topics: Healthcare, Patient Safety, Internet of Things, Visible Value Chain, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA