IoT Solutions for Healthcare
Medical IoT facilitates monitoring patient health state and tracking medical staff and assets through the network of smart devices and sensors connected to the cloud. With 9 years in IoT, ScienceSoft provides reliable IoMT solutions to improve patient care, asset use, and staff productivity.
IoMT Solutions for Technology-enabled Care
We deliver solutions to make the healthcare environment more secure and convenient for patients and healthcare professionals.
Hospital asset tracking with IoT and RFID
We help healthcare organizations to continuously monitor how their assets are used and moved throughout the hospital and gather and manage the data about asset utilization. Our IoT-enabled asset tracking solutions help to automate asset management, improve visibility into medical assets’ location and availability, as well as identify and reduce bottlenecks in internal hospital processes. With smart asset tracking, a healthcare organization can prevent loss and theft of movable assets and find the ways to optimize investments in assets.
IoT for medical devices
We enhance the traditional functionality of medical devices with IoT-based perks to improve patients’ monitoring and treatment and even chronic disease management. IoT healthcare devices equipped with sensors help to monitor and assess patients’ vitals in real time: pulse, blood pressure, glucose. When dangerous variations are observed, an alert to a nurse and a doctor is generated. Also, connected health gives healthcare providers comprehensive picture of every patient’s state and enables better care decisions.
IoT-based patient and staff tracking
Our smart tracking systems based on RFID and IoT help not only see every patient’s and employee’s location in real time but also get meaningful insights. For example, they help to assess and predict patient flow and improve patient and staff safety.
Additional IoT-based components of a smart hospital
We are ready to make your healthcare organization smart from all sides: with smart lighting, climate control, and so on. Also, if you have an idea about how to improve your hospital with IoT or your healthcare organization has any specific challenges, which can be addressed with IoT, we are ready to study your case and help you deliver an integrated solution to address your business problems.
We offer different cooperation models depending on the maturity of your IoMT initiative and the outcomes you expect.
Consulting at the phase of IoMT strategy planning
We help you outline the capabilities of your future IoMT solution and advise on integrating it into the healthcare services you provide as well as align it with your IT and business strategies.
Consulting at the stage of IoMT solution planning
We help you design an IoMT solution tailored to your specific business needs and improve your patients’ experience and staff performance. We give consulting support to create an IoT platform with all the components it needs – mobile and web applications for patients, nurses, and doctors, big data warehouses and data analytics for gathered medical data, machine learning, and so on. As for IoT architecture, we help you make it flexible and scalable which allows launching a simple project at the beginning and gradually expand an IoMT solution with new features when needed.
Implementing an IoMT solution based on high-level requirements
With high-level requirements, we implement your IoMT solution in iterations offering new ways to enhance it with every stage of the Agile development. We offer the T&M pricing model to make our cooperation flexible and lower your risks – thus you pay only for the performed work.
Implementing an IoMT solution based on detailed requirements
We can deliver an IoMT solution based on your software requirements specification and test its functionality. With the FP model, we define a project’s scope and complexity before the development itself and provide you with the detailed delivery schedule featuring time frames and budget.
IoMT solution support and evolution
We provide support to the solutions we deliver. Also, when your healthcare organization is interested in new IoT initiatives, we are ready to study your expectations as well as come out with the ideas on how to improve the existent solution (for example, fix bugs and add new functionality) and/or deliver new medical IoT systems.
Benefits of Technology-enabled Care with IoT
- New opportunities for chronic disease management and better care for outpatients with the help of remote patient monitoring and outcomes analytics.
- Increased patient safety and satisfaction.
- Reduced staff overloads due to automated routine tasks (e.g., patients’ health parameters measurement, medical asset disinfection).
- Tracking of movable assets and better visibility into medical asset utilization.
- Asset cost analysis and asset investment optimization using the data about how assets are used in a hospital.
- Lowered risk of medical equipment malfunctions due to predictive maintenance.
- For large health systems: better visibility from the headquarters into the state of remote facilities.
Challenges We Solve
Complex integration with core healthcare systems
We are ready to face the challenge of integrating healthcare systems you use (EHR, EMR, and so on) with a new IoMT solution. We will make the IoMT solution an effective companion of your core healthcare systems ready to enhance the services you provide.
IT security concerns
Connected nature of IoT introduces new information security challenges for healthcare providers and their patients. To protect sensitive information like the facility’s banking accounts or patients’ health records from misuse, we deliver HIPAA-compliant IoMT solutions. We are also ready to conduct vulnerability assessment and penetration testing of your IoMT solution to ensure the highest level of protection from cybercriminals who may steal sensitive data.
Risks that huge investments won’t pay off
Despite the benefits the medical Internet of Things opens for the healthcare industry, there is still the risk that substantial investments in this innovation may not pay off as expected. To mitigate this risk, we offer the iterative development – we cooperate in small steps, and you pay only for the work already performed, instead of spending a huge budget at the very beginning. Thus, we begin with an MIoT solution featuring basic functionality, which you can put it into practice and see its benefits. With every new iteration, we discuss and gradually implement the ideas to expand a solution’s functionality.
TECHNOLOGIES WE USE
As cloud functionality is an integral part of any IoT solution, we offer solution integration and maintenance on various cloud platforms including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Our .NET and Java specialists provide:
Design and development of cloud applications.
Administration and maintenance of cloud infrastructure.
Microservices-based architectural approach: your MIoT solution gets split into smaller components, each with its server part. It contributes to quicker fixing of problems with no need to sto
Reactive architectural approach: higher responsiveness of your MIoT solution, better failure resistance (if one service breaks, there is another responsible component to partially or complet
Monitoring: sensors, RFID
As soon as the sensors and RFID hardware market abounds, we advise on the most suitable sensors, RFID tags and readers for your MIoT initiative. We help to define the needed number of hardware components that will work seamlessly with our software and the best way to locate them.
Medical IoT data is a priceless recourse of meaningful insights helping a healthcare organization to assess and enhance the services it provides, but this data needs efficient analytics. With 30 years in data analytics and over 6 years in big data consulting, ScienceSoft applies versatile technologies, including Apache Spark, Apache Hadoop, Apache Cassandra, Apache HBase, DynamoDB, MLib, and more to help you get value from real-time and historical IoT healthcare data.
Mobile user applications
We deliver specialized applications for doctors, nurses, and patients to improve their communication and provide access to necessary information (such as asset availability and location for doctors and nurses and appointment schedules for patients). With 14 years in mobile consulting and development, we deliver native (Android, iOS) and cross-platform (Xamarin, React Native, Cordova/PhoneGap) mobile applications.