People don’t like to stay in hospitals any longer than they have to, but doctors want to be aware of any changes in their condition after a serious illness or procedure. Physical therapy is often important to a full recovery, but frequent visits to a rehabilitation facility can be inconvenient and expensive. As high deductibles become more common, people want to keep their costs down.
Internet-connected devices can be a great aid in monitoring a patient’s condition and assisting in recovery. By recording progress from day to day, they can help a healthcare provider to determine whether the progress is satisfactory or an office visit is necessary. The Internet of Things is taking on an increasing role in patient recovery. Continue reading The Internet of Things in the Recovery Process
Devices in the Healthcare Internet of Things have to meet two requirements. They need to make their information available when it’s needed, without complications or delays. Difficulties in transferring information hamper a patient’s treatment. At the same time, the information needs to be protected from anyone who isn’t authorized. Breaches can aid identity theft and blackmail, and a negligent organization may have to pay huge HIPAA fines.
The Internet of Things has been plagued with security issues, and the stakes are especially high with healthcare devices. A breach in a digital thermostat could add it to a botnet. A breach in a medical device could make it malfunction when a life is at stake. Malware could even make devices act harmfully, perhaps to extort protection money from a hospital. Continue reading Public Key Infrastructure for a Secure Healthcare IoT
There is very little doubt that the healthcare industry is being changed by the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is changing the way devices interact with each other, and it is also changing the way people interact with each other.
The Internet of Things continues to offer new resources that will help create a cohesive healthcare system. The goal of Healthcare Internet Of Things is to ensure patients receive better care and that the cost of receiving health care is reduced. Continue reading The Internet Of Things Is Redefining Healthcare
Although the Healthcare Internet of Things has been attracting more attention lately, it is not a new concept. The Internet of Things involves using electronic devices that can capture any type of data. These electronic devices are connected to the cloud, either publicly or privately.
The need for connected devices is relevant in nearly all industries, including the healthcare industry. Many healthcare professionals are keeping a watchful eye on the Internet of Things to determine if this should be part of their facilities. Continue reading The Future Of Healthcare Internet Of Things
The Internet of Things has exploded into health care in the past couple of years. Net-connected sensors can aid home health care, keeping doctors remotely notified and letting patients track their own condition. Delivery systems for medicine can use sensors to deliver medication based on the patient’s status. Hospital devices can connect to the central data system, provide quick access to patient information, and report problems. Even packages can use smart technology to ensure their integrity and help patients to get the right dose.
The benefits include less need for office visits, quicker detection of problems, more reliable treatment, and faster access to patient information. At the same time, there are risks, and badly designed devices could cause serious problems. Continue reading The Internet Of Things Is Changing Healthcare
Healthcare IT is important to you and it’s important to us as well. So now let’s take a look into what the future holds in Healthcare Internet Of Things.
Those of you who have visited a doctor’s office or hospital recently could hardly avoid noticing the impact of computers. Doctors carry around tablet-sized computers which give them access to your health care records and information from other hospital records. Such innovations are in-line with the federal government’s push to encourage health care providers to switch to electronic records.
There are other changes afoot as well. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
Continue reading A Glimpse into the Future of Healthcare IOT
We talk about “The Internet of Things” only because the number of possible internet protocol (IP) addresses has recently dramatically increased and the technology has developed in such a way that instruments, parts, and appliances which were strictly anonymous before can now have names and locations that can found and directly addressed. Continue reading Internet of Things for Healthcare
The term is sometimes being called the Internet of Medical Things, at least according to a recent TechNewsWorld article called: “The Internet of Medical Things, Part 1: A New Concept in Healthcare”, written on June 30, 2016 by Quinten Plummer. With technology quickly transforming society and business, exactly how is the Healthcare IoT practically manifesting in 2016? Continue reading How the Healthcare IoT is Practically Manifesting in 2016