Use of Embedded Development Products in Critical Applications and Their Link with Wireless Technology
Embedded software devices are transforming the healthcare sector. They have led to an increase in the sector’s efficiency, lowered its costs and have generally enabled hospitals and health care centers to care for their patients better. They help you build on your existing infrastructure, use services and devices in new ways and combine data to help you make better decisions.
These devices allow you to achieve technological interoperability at an unprecedented level, including harnessing/integrating real time data from multiple sources. This data is then analyzed in an intelligent system to drive efficiency and compliance, helping the hospital or care center advance its management, research and care.
Ironically, many computerized hospitals suffer from a lack of technology which can talk to each other and provide instant diagnosis to doctors. There is no doubt that the health care sector can really benefit from an umbrella-like technology, which can unify the hospital’s technology into a cohesive whole.
For example, devices based on embedded technology can be used to provide secure, anytime access to health records and connect different medical devices, ensuring that actions are instantly recorded. They can also be used to connect healthcare databases with medication dispensers. One of the best ways to connect these systems is via wireless technology like Wi-Fi. Such ‘connected hospitals’ are poised to make a strong impact in the future.