Rising demand for connectivity drives IoT advances in healthcare

Rising demand for connectivity drives IoT advances in healthcare

Between 2012 and 2050 the aging population will almost double. This presents a unique challenge to healthcare provide...

Posted on April 20, 2017 in Connected Devices, Health The U.S. Census projects that between 2012 and 2050 the aging population will almost double. Baby boomers account for the majority of this growth and present a unique challenge to healthcare providers. Unlike their predecessors, Boomers want to “age in place” and expect to manage acute and chronic illness, accessing their healthcare providers virtually as well as via traditional in-person appointments. By 2050, the population age 65 and older is projected to be 84 million, two times greater than 2012 estimates, says the U.S. Census It’s not just Boomers who expect to address illness from the comfort of their living rooms. Increasingly, consumer expectations of 24/7 access to care necessitate technological advances in healthcare. And monitoring and diagnostics technology are more than up to the challenge. Healthcare regulations are changing to accommodate treatment outside of the four walls of the hospital and clinic. With access to the right technology, data, and expertise, field service workers can provide care at a lower cost than their on-site colleagues... Read more (2 min reading time!)

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