How is IoT used in healthcare? 7 statistics

Eighty-five percent of businesses plan to implement Internet of Things technology by 2019, according to an Aruba report.

The report, titled The Internet of Things: Today and Tomorrow, surveyed 3,100 IT and business decision-makers across 20 countries to evaluate the impact of IoT across different industries.

Here are seven statistics about the healthcare industry.

  • Almost two-thirds (60 percent) of healthcare organizations have introduced IoT devices into their facilities.
  • The majority (73 percent) of healthcare organizations use IoT for monitoring and maintenance.
  • The most common use of IoT technology in the healthcare industry is patient monitors (64 percent), followed by energy meters (56 percent).
  • In the healthcare industry, most respondents (80 percent) cite increased innovation as the primary benefit of IoT.
  • The majority (89 percent) of healthcare organizations have suffered from an IoT-related security breach.
  • Eighty-seven percent of healthcare organizations plan to implement IoT technology by 2019. This is slightly more than the 85 percent of businesses across all industries that plan to do so.
  • When asked to identify the future benefits of IoT, the majority of respondents chose increased workforce productivity (57 percent) and saved costs (57 percent).

Click here to view more of the report's findings.

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