Smart hospitals to deploy over 7M connected IoMT devices worldwide by 2026

That’s a total growth of 231% up from 2021

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Smart hospitals to deploy over 7M connected IoMT devices worldwide by 2026. Source: pexels.com

According to Juniper Research, smart hospitals will deploy 7.4 million connected IoMT devices globally by 2026. That’s over 3,850 devices per smart hospital.

This figure represents total growth of 231% over 2021, when 3.2 million devices were deployed.

The concept of the IoMT involves healthcare providers using connected devices such as remote monitoring sensors and surgical robotics to improve patient care, staff productivity, and operational efficiency.

Smart hospitals in the US and China are defined as leading the global adoption of IoMT devices, accounting for 21% and 41% of connected devices respectively, by 2026.

It highlighted digital healthcare initiatives implemented during the ongoing pandemic and high levels of existing digitalisation within healthcare infrastructure as key to these countries’ leading positions.

The report identified remote monitoring as key to delivering smart hospital services. It analysed how adoption of remote monitoring technologies accelerated during the pandemic significantly, due to difficulties associated with delivering in-person healthcare. This accelerated adoption is set to continue over the next five years, as patients become acclimatised to remote monitoring and benefit from proactively managing and treating health conditions.

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