Hospitals: Use Cases
CloudD and Hospitals
Build a connected hospital with CloudD's IOT platform. Hospitals and healthcare in general represent one of the biggest opportunities for the internet of things. Managing the constant patient inflow and outflow, the numerous and complex machines within a hospital, maintaining adequate levels of vital medical materials, and managing paperwork and employee hours are all very complex tasks that can be simplified and made easier with the real-time monitoring and control capabalities of an IOT platform such as CloudD.
1. Medical Equipment Logistics
Like the manufacturing sector, health care providers can benefit greatly from using sensors to monitor the state of their medical equipment and the inventory levels of various medical supplies.
With supply shortages an issue in modern medicine, being able to instantly know the level of all of your key medical supplies from a quick glance at a tablet or website can greatly improve the efficiency of a hospital's logistics operations. Similary, monitoring the utilization rate and status of expensive pieces of equipment such as MRI machines and CT scanners can lead to reduced maintenance costs and improved ROI.
Remotely Monitor Inventory Levels:
Reduce supply shortages; instantly know the state of your medical supply inventory levels with real-time tracking.
Automate your supply purchases - when something runs low, sensors will automatically detect a shortage.
Increase Utilization Rate:
Increase the utilization rate of expensive assets like MRI machines and CT scanners. These machines can be monitored 24/7 and the data generated from this monitoring displayed to hospital administrators on a tablet or web page.
The data generated from sensors installed on hospital machinery and used to monitor inventory levels can lead to cost savings in the form of fewer machine breakdowns, fewer unused assets, and more predictable inventory purchasing (i.e. no price gouging).
2. Patient Monitoring
IOT sensors can enable hospitals to remotely monitor the vital signs of their patients, electronically track the location of their patients throughout a hospital, track when patients have been given medication, and reduce the amount of time spent in waiting rooms.
This sort of real-time monitoring can lead to fewer errors in patient care and better/faster service.
Fewer personnel will be required to monitor a larger number of patients.
Reduced Waiting Times:
Reduce the time it takes to get to waiting patients.
Move Patients Through a Hospital More Efficiently:
Move patients through hospitals more efficiently by knowing exactly where patients are located and when rooms become available (through the use of sensor equipped patients and rooms all feeding real-time data to a mobile device).
Fewer Medical Errors:
Reduce medical errors by carefully tracking when medications have been dispensed.