Connected Medical Environments: connecting devices, patients and staff

17 February 2016
Report type: Application Spotlight
Author(s): Andy Castonguay
Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, IoT, Internet of Things, health, asset management, Bluetooth, clinical environments, clinical data, compliance, data analysis, decision support systems, electronic health record (EHR), equipment monitoring, healthcare, hospitals, infusion pump, inventory management, IoT, Low Power Wide Area (LPWA), medical devices, medical equipment, M2M, maintenance, monitoring, patient monitoring, patient safety, regulation, Real-Time Location Services (RTLS), remote diagnostics, RFID, tags, treatment, wireless, Wi-Fi, workflow
Companies: Accenture, Airstrip, Awarepoint, CenTrak, Cisco, Dräger, EarlySense, Ekahau, GE Healthcare, Hill-Rom, Hospira, IBM, Infonaut, Intelligent InSites, Orange, Rubbermaid, Philips, PTC, SAP, Smiths Medical, Sonitor, STANLEY Healthcare, Verizon Wireless, Versus Technology, Vodafone
Number of Pages: 13

The Connected Medical Environments application encompasses the connection of medical devices, patients and staff within a clinical setting. This includes: Real-Time Location Services (RTLS), i.e. tracking the location of people, patients and assets; connected equipment for patient monitoring and treatment; and remote monitoring, diagnostics, maintenance and repair of connected equipment by vendors and service providers. It includes connection-enabled equipment trolleys and beds, which can track the individual items of medical equipment that are on-board (or present), and the items that are in use at any given time.

Connected medical equipment paired with operational data analysis is contributing to new levels of operational efficiency, reduced maintenance costs, and fewer operational disruptions for unexpected problem resolution. Furthermore, increasingly pervasive connectivity among diagnostic equipment is helping clinicians to capture and access better data and enabling them to be automatically captured within patient records. Also, connected diagnostic equipment and platforms are contributing to improved work flow environments by reducing the need for staff to manually check machine readings and automate repair requests.

This Application Spotlight provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the IoT market related to Connected Medical Environments. It provides a definition, description, analysis of drivers and barrier, and high level forecasts for growth in connections, technology split and revenue opportunity.

For a full set of country-by-country forecasts, refer to the IoT Forecast Database.

Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, IoT, Internet of Things, health, asset management, Bluetooth, clinical environments, clinical data, compliance, data analysis, decision support systems, electronic health record (EHR), equipment monitoring, healthcare, hospitals, infusion pump, inventory management, IoT, Low Power Wide Area (LPWA), medical devices, medical equipment, M2M, maintenance, monitoring, patient monitoring, patient safety, regulation, Real-Time Location Services (RTLS), remote diagnostics, RFID, tags, treatment, wireless, Wi-Fi, workflow

Companies covered in this report: Accenture, Airstrip, Awarepoint, CenTrak, Cisco, Dräger, EarlySense, Ekahau, GE Healthcare, Hill-Rom, Hospira, IBM, Infonaut, Intelligent InSites, Orange, Rubbermaid, Philips, PTC, SAP, Smiths Medical, Sonitor, STANLEY Healthcare, Verizon Wireless, Versus Technology, Vodafone

13 pages

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