Volume: 10, Number: 07, Year: 2019
Making world healthier and smarter (m-Health)
Internet of things known as “Skynet” in terminator movie shows that it is not a new concept but it is hot issue in the world. The fascination of this new era is boundless, with amazing possibilities to improve our lives. The world is entering an era of computing technology that many are calling internet of things in which things refer to an entity or physical object that has a unique identifier, an embedded system and the ability to transfer data over a network. Machine to machine, machine to infrastructure, machine to environment, the internet of everything you name it, the internet of intelligent things as many know, intelligent systems- call it what seems fit, but it’s happening in every second and its potential is huge (Alexia Mourtou1, internet of things an article, 2015). Internet of things is playing major role in healthcare industry to increase the accuracy, reliability and productivity of electronic devices (Journal of Communications, April 2017). According to Gartner inclusion (a technology research and advisory corporation), there will be nearly 28 billion devices on the internet of things (IoT) by 2020. Internet of things can change the scenario of rural area by monitoring remote health and emerging notification systems. One of the concept in the internet of things is the mobile health or as commonly known as m-health. M-health offers an elegant answer to a problem commonly faced in the medical field; how to access the right information when and where needed in highly dynamic and distributed healthcare organisations. The next generation may well see a revolution in the treatment and diagnosis of disease. Bruce E. Johnson, president of ASCO, said that smart technology has helped simplify care for both patients and their care providers by enabling emerging side effects to be identified and addressed quickly and efficiently to ease the burden of treatment (ASCO meeting, June 2018),. Epic Systems, MyChart Mobile is an app which patients can download on the mobile devices they use be it ios or android to access health related data from previous in-office visits to providers. Viewable data includes test results, immunizations, medication, and health conditions indicated by a provider. However Doctors, their staff and patients are currently being encumbered with health apps, ultimately they will have trouble finding the right application without addressing its usefulness. Its clear which way the wind is blowing from adherence to diagnosis, the applications are multifarious. The methodology used is exploratory research by considering various review of literature and deciphering the uses, benefits, uses and challenges faced by healthcare professionals.
Paper ID: 15259