Top 10 IoMT Trends and Use Cases in Healthcare for 2023

Top 10 IoMT Trends and Use Cases in Healthcare for 2023

Check out the top 10 IoMT trends to follow up in the healthcare industry next year

The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is the collection of medical devices and applications that connect to healthcare IT systems through online computer networks. Medical devices equipped with Wi-Fi allow the machine-to-machine communication that is the basis of IoMT. These IoMT devices link to cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, on which captured data can be stored and analyzed. IoMT is also known as healthcare IoT. Here are the top 10 IoMT Trends for 2023 to follow up.

Consumer Health Wearables

Consumer health wearables include consumer-grade devices for personal wellness or fitness, such as activity trackers, bands, wristbands, sports watches, and smart garments. Most of these devices are not regulated by health authorities but may be endorsed by experts for specific health applications based on informal clinical validation and consumer studies. Companies operating in this space include Misfit (Fossil group), Fitbit, Withings, and Samsung Medical.

Clinical-grade Wearables

Clinical-grade wearables include regulated devices and supporting platforms that are generally certified/approved for use by one or more regulatory or health authorities, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Most of these devices are used in conjunction with expert advice or a physician's prescription. Examples include a smart belt from Active Protective that detects falls and deploys hip protection for elderly wearers.


RPM comprises all home monitoring devices and sensors used for chronic disease management, which involves continuous monitoring of physiological parameters to support long-term care in a patient's home to slow disease progression; acute home monitoring, for continuous observation of discharged patients to accelerate recovery time and prevent re-hospitalization; and medication management, to provide users with medication reminders and dosing information to improve adherence and outcomes.


A PERS integrates wearable device/relay units and a live medical call center service to increase self-reliance for homebound or limited-mobility seniors. The package allows users to quickly communicate and receive emergency medical care.

Telehealth Virtual Visits

Telehealth virtual visits include virtual consultations that help patients manage their conditions and obtain prescriptions or recommended care plans. Examples include video consultations and evaluation of symptoms or lesions through video observation and digital tests.


Logistics involves the transport and delivery of healthcare goods and services including pharmaceuticals, medical and surgical supplies, medical devices and equipment, and other products needed by care providers. IoMT examples include sensors in pharmaceutical shipments that measure temperature, shock, humidity, and tilt; end-to-end visibility solutions that track personalized medicine for a specific cancer patient) using radio-frequency identification (RFID) and barcodes, and drones that offer faster last-mile delivery.

In-clinic Segment

The in-clinic segment includes IoMT devices that are used for administrative or clinical functions (either in the clinic, in the telehealth model, or at the point of care). Point-of-care devices here differ from those in the community segment in one key aspect: instead of the care provider physically using a device, the provider can be located remotely while a device is used by qualified staff. Examples include Rijuven's Clinic in a Bag, which is a cloud-based examination platform for clinicians to assess patients at any point of care; ThinkLabs' digital stethoscope; and Tytocare's comprehensive telehealth patient examination device for the heart, lungs, ears, skin, throat, and abdomen, which also can measure temperature.

Asset Management

Asset management monitors and tracks high-value capital equipment and mobile assets, such as infusion pumps and wheelchairs, throughout the facility.

Patient Flow Management

Patient flow management improves facility operations by preventing bottlenecks and enhancing patient experience—for example, monitoring patient arrival times from an operating room to post-care to a wardroom.

Innovative Devices

Innovative devices include Zoll's wearable defibrillator, which continuously monitors patients at risk of ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation; Stanley Healthcare's hand hygiene compliance system, which incorporates an occupancy sensor and a real-time location system receiver to track the identity of employees using the dispenser and uses analytics to determine whether employees are following hygiene protocol; and Boston Children's Hospital's GPS-based MyWay app, which guides visitors to their destination using the quickest route.

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