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Ronaghi M, Hosseini F. Identifying and Ranking Internet of Things Services in Healthcare Sector. jha 2018; 21 (73) :106-117
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2738-en.html
1- Department of Management, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran , mh_ronaghi@shirazu.ac.ir
2- Zanjan, Iran
Abstract:   (4858 Views)
Introduction: The Internet of Things is a system of connected physical objects that are accessible through the internet. It has been widely applied to connect available medical resources and provide reliable, effective and smart healthcare services to people. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to identify and rank the internet of things in healthcare services.
Methods: In this applied research, conducted in 2018, a mixed-method approach was used. In the qualitative phase, library resources and in the quantitative phase, a pairwise comparison questionnaire were used. A panel of experts consisting of seven members ranked the internet of things services. An interval type-2 fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process method was used for ranking the services.
Results: The results revealed the importance of chronic disease management, indirect emergency services
fall detection, patient profile, adverse drug reaction, children health information in the internet of things healthcare services.
Conclusion: Policymakers working in the field of the internet of things should be aware of its role in saving human lives. Moreover, investment in the internet of things can help monitor aging people, patients and children. Understanding the importance and ranking of internet of things services may help managers and policymakers manage healthcare sectors more effectively.

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Received: 2018/06/16 | Accepted: 2018/09/23 | Published: 2018/09/29

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