Healthcare facilities are using the Internet of Things (IoT) to manage and maintain building systems; gather, analyze, store and share business, facility and patient data; track supplies, equipment, patients and staff, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.
IoT connectivity improves a building automation system's (BAS) ability to gather, analyze and communicate data.
One new benefit of the internet and building automation systems is the ability to track past performance. Using the IoT, facility professionals can go back and look at past performance and make adjustments or repairs as needed.
Historical data are also useful for accreditation purposes and for maintaining the safety of clinical equipment.