As we’ve continued to explore Internet of Things (IoT) in its various applications, there has been no shortage of innovation. From medical quality to patient safety applications use in the healthcare industry, IoT has shown its worth across the board. Just as it’s helped organizations in healthcare industry thrive, the power of IoT could also mean big things for the management of medical equipment. That is to say, connected equipment’s sensors could pave the way for a fundamental change in the depth and quality of service medical equipment is able to provide. In our study, we constructed the life cycle of gastroendoscope, is used to look inside the oesophagus (gullet), stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum). From the procurement of equipment, the use of management to investment efficiency tracking can be applied through IoT to improve the efficiency of management. For example, we can use IoT unique identification function to carry out the inventory management, retirement and other operations. In addition, it can also be used in the management of the medical equipment to track the location, use of records, cleaning records and maintenance management. Finally, we can extract the above information to analyze the investment to evaluate the efficiency of the medical equipment. In summary, we use IoT technique in the different stages of the medical equipment life cycle, because it can provide a more accurate management model, so that users can more efficiently manage the use of equipment to improve it’s investment efficiency. The internet of things will improve the management of medical equipment that can go a long way in not only increasing equipment efficiency, but medical quality as well.
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