Adoption of IoT-based Smart Healthcare: An Empirical Analysis in the Context of Pakistan

Zulfiqar Ali Solangi, Yasir Ali Solangi, Zulfikar Ahmed Maher


Recent smart innovation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is available today. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a live information network of smart things equipped with sensing and actuating mechanisms and software code empowering devices and gadgets to apprehend and communicate information. IoT has been conveying remarkable development in IoT-based or smart healthcare with suitable biomedical frameworks that allow medical professionals to remotely collect and assess patients' clinical information through health sensors. This study aims to provide access to medical services in under-served areas for the population living in rural areas and to use proficiently limited healthcare resources in developing countries like Pakistan. However, an investigation is accomplished by developing a successful research framework to know key significant and insignificant factors for adopting IoT-based smart healthcare among medical professionals in Pakistan. The quantitative research findings obtained a significant score of the factors, i.e., performance expectancy (PE), effort expectancy (EE), facilitating conditions (FC), perceived severity (PS) of health risk, and doctor-patient-relation (DPR) that revealed progressive intention of medical professionals in adopting of IoT-based smart healthcare for improving inadequate conditions of healthcare in under-served areas of Pakistan.

Keywords: Internet of Things, smart healthcare, mHealth.

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