The internet of stuff is here to stay and it will only get more powerful, as the health care industry shifts to embracing the new technologies that can aid in diagnosis and treatment.
With the introduction of smart devices, there is the potential for a new paradigm of health care delivery, said Dr. David H. Miller, a pediatrician at the University of Miami Children’s Hospital and one of the authors of a study published in Medical News today.
The researchers used a data set of about 2.2 million hospitalizations in the United States from the 2015-2017 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) to analyze the use of internet of thing devices.
They found that use of smart device connected devices accounted for about 1.5 percent of hospitalizations and less than 1 percent of all outpatient visits in the US between 2009 and 2016.
The study focused on the use and diagnosis of illnesses, but it could be applicable to other conditions.
As more patients use these devices, they can help doctors to better understand their patients, Dr. Miller said.
The findings suggest that the use trends are being driven by consumers, not doctors, he said.
The authors also suggested that the number of devices that can be used in the hospital may increase in the coming years.
The use of smartphones and tablets is growing, with a number of new models on the market, said Jennifer K. Schmukler, a medical internist and associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
In this image provided by Apple Inc., the company’s new iWatch is seen on a display at its new retail store in New York, New York City, U.S., June 20, 2020.
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