Seven million IOMT devices to be used globally in smart hospitals by 2026
Smart hospitals will deploy 7.4 million connected Internet of Medical Things (IOMT) IoMT devices globally by 2026 (over 3850 devices per smart hospital) it is claimed in a new study by Juniper Research.
This global figure represents total growth of 131% over 2021, when 3.2 million devices were deployed. The concept of the IoMT involves healthcare providers leveraging connected devices such as remote monitoring sensors and surgical robotics to improve patient care, staff productivity, and operational efficiency.
The research identified smart hospitals in the US and China 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.