Health app launched by AITC helps to keep track of body’s parameters including rate of alcohol in drinks, Body Mass Index, blood donation date and pregnancy date predictor. The main aim of this app is to stay fit. Because in this hectic life, everyone is busy to succeed. Due to all this, there is negligence in health; but this innovative app can help you to improve your health up to some extent. This app is developed for Android mobile operating system only, and can be downloaded from Google play store.
This app is available for free and is of small size. The various features and options of app are given below:
BMI (Body Mass Index): – This option helps to know whether you are underweight, overweight, or healthy weight.
Alcohol Calculator: – This option will let you know the concentration of alcohol in blood.
Pregnancy date: - It will provide expected due date of baby.
Child height predictor: - This feature is used to know expected height of child, based on parent’s heights.
Blood Donation Date:- It will predict next possible blood donation date depending on last blood donation date.
Additionally, this app has user-friendly and intuitive interface which makes it is easy to use. In nutshell, this amazing app is ‘must-have’ in mobile phones to stay fit and healthy.
Alleviate IT consultancy, IoT service provider, announced the release of their Android mobile app named as Blood Relations. The company, which prides itself on providing IoT services to various customers, has now come up with this unique and innovative idea. This app is available for free on Google Play store and is compatible with Android 4.1 and up.
“Sometimes there is medical emergency and getting matching blood group can be difficult. Blood Relations app is to minimize this difficulty. One can get donors easily in that particular area“, said Rajesh (J) Kumar, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Alleviate IT Consultancy.
The world is talking a lot about IoT – about its role in changing every field including healthcare industry. It can be game changer for healthcare industry by increasing efficiency, decreasing costs, and more. Almost all of us want personal care when it comes to health.
Let’s have a look, how IoT can change healthcare industry:
1. Reduced Cost:
When hospitals use sensor devices, which lead to few checkups and unnecessary appointments, all this will reduce cost.
2. Better care:
IoT enabled devices can help to see data remotely like electrocardiographs, fetal monitors, and more. When information like heart rates, temperatures and glucose levels are transmitted in real time through wearable devices, hospital industry can operate more easily.
3. Empowered patients:
Future of IoT powered healthcare can allow patients to medical advice from experts in the comfort of their home. Telehealth applications can allow doctors to access without waiting rooms.
No doubt that relationship between IoT and health care industry is promising, but there are some challenges. Let’s have a look:
1. Mobile hesitation:
Devices are half of IoT, and if provider hesitates during patient data handling process, then care can suffer.
Security is main concern as financial information attracts many hackers. So, healthcare industry should security on top of mind.
In the ending note, though there are many obstacles but still IoT exist in medial industry to some extent. Hope to see more innovative devices in healthcare industry.
“Customers require the effective integration of technologies to simplify their workflow and boost efficiency.” -Anne M.Mulcahy
Healthcare companies are facing various challenges to transform their organizations and remain competitive while managing patient’s health. Providers and payers have to change what they do and how the do it. There are various challenges being faced by healthcare companies and “integration” is major problem. Why? It reduces to three factors – complex standards to manage and exchange healthcare data, healthcare’s evolving regulatory environment and structure of healthcare industry. Here are key integration challenges that healthcare community is facing:
1.Healthcare Industry Structure
The variation among the healthcare organizations themselves is challenging structural aspect. For example, healthcare providers have small offices to large offices. Large entities may have implemented digitized systems, but small entities may still using photocopy records. If these photocopy records get lost then data is also lost. This complexity has led to creation of equally complex systems and applications.
2.Complex HL7 and HIPAA Data standards
As per regulatory bodies, it is mandatory for healthcare companies to strict to certain data standards. Two such of standards are Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Level Seven standards (HL7). HIPAA aimed to standardize healthcare communication by offering rules regarding formats, data definitions, privacy, security and management. Whereas, HL7 attempt to solve problems of identifying individuals in large healthcare system. The challenge with HL7 is that it can be interpreted in various ways. HIPAA and HL7 standards, compliance requires to stick to a complex set of rules.
To overcome these challenges, organization should invest in tools that can help organizations to position better to compete in changing healthcare industry.
“IoT devices will become even greater targets of opportunity. They are attractive targets because they are always connected, pervasively installed in environments with people and valuable assets and poorly managed. ” – Benjamin Jun
There are many predictions about how the IoT is revolutionizing healthcare by lowering costs and improving quality. Today, wireless sensor-based systems are at work which gathers patient medical data that was not available for analysis. Here are some examples of how IoT is changing healthcare:
The patients who require close attention due to physiological status can be monitored by noninvasive monitoring. This type of solution uses sensors to gather physiological information and employs cloud and gateways to analyze and store the information. This data is sent to caregivers for analysis and review. All this replaces the process of having health professional coming at regular intervals of time to check the patient’s vital signs.
Nowadays, powerful wireless solutions, which are connected through IoT, are making possible to monitor the health of patients. This solution is used to securely capture patient health data from various sensors, apply sophisticated algorithms to analyze the data, which is then shared via wireless connectivity with medical professionals.
Healthy people can benefit from IoT driven monitoring of their well-being. At the patient level, IoT-enabled wearables which allow doctors to capture health details that would be otherwise unknown.
These are just few examples of IoT-based healthcare, and many more are still emerging. IoT devices are improving the treatment in hospitals, particularly in emergency situations. Thus, Internet of Things play a crucial role in wide range of healthcare applications from managing chronic diseases to preventing diseases.