Estimating the duration and cost of a software project is one of the hardest things in the world. No matter what project managers do, the estimates almost all have one thing in common: They’re too low. Everything takes longer than you think. Even if the initial estimate is accurate, the requirements will change by the time the project is over, and they’ll always add to the time.
In the world of business today, software has become an essential part of the day-to-day operations and success of the company. Some companies prefer quenching their software needs by purchasing from the market while others commit resources and time to developing custom-made software. Contrary to what many businesses think, deciding whether to use custom or to use off-the-shelf software is not such a daunting task. All that you need is to ask yourself these two questions,” what do I stand to benefit?”, and “when should I choose this method?”
Healthcare facilities can benefit tremendously from “smart,” connected devices. Wearable monitors let patients make fewer trips to the doctor’s office. Surgical instruments can connect up with existing clinical data. Medical devices can monitor not only the patient’s health but their own, reporting any defects that require service. The Healthcare Internet of Things will produce better health maintenance and more informed treatment.
At the same time, people are very concerned about their medical privacy. They also care about the reliability of the treatment they’re getting. Violations of HIPAA provisions on security and privacy can lead to bad publicity and heavy fines. If these “smart” devices are subject to malware and spying, the consequences can be disastrous.
Here’s the bad news: They are subject to those things. Continue reading The Healthcare Internet of Things Is Entering a Critical Phase