IoT Cloud Based Rx Healthcare Expert System

  • Ghazanfar LatifEmail author
  • Jaafar Alghazo
Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)


Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, fog computing, and other new technologies are expected to transform the healthcare industry among other. This chapter discusses the use of an automated system based on IoT, cloud and fog computing for constant monitoring of the patient’s health, dispensing medicinal dosage in a timely manner and other comprehensive function for the well-being of both sick and healthy individuals. The wearable embedded devices can capture the patient’s physiological signals including body temperature, blood pressure, electrocardiogram (ECG), oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate, stress, sweating and send them to the cloud server for processing. The processors in individual devices can also communicate and make necessary decisions through fog computing. The medicine dispensing system can monitor the patient medicine details and timings. The real-time captured information can be processed and analyzed to check drug effectiveness and adverse effects on patients. Based on the analysis report, physicians can take decision to continue to use the same drug or change it. It can also help to reduce medication errors by the doctors, nurses, and pharmacists as all the drugs will be identified and recorded by the medicine dispensing system. The system can also improve the medication adherence and critical care based on the real-time medication and physiological signals notifications to the patients, doctors, and family members. The IoT-based system exhibits the ability to achieve objectives for continuous health monitoring through embedded devices with IoT capability and connected to cloud computing and fog computing.


IoT-based Healthcare Heath Bigdata AI in Healthcare Cloud computing Fog computing Computer aided systems Medicine Medical care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer SciencePrince Mohammad Bin Fahd UniversityKhobarSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Computer EngineeringPrince Mohammad Bin Fahd UniversityKhobarSaudi Arabia

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