Essential Guide

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  • What's holding healthcare IoT back?
  • Healthcare IoT speculation and prognostication

Editor's note

The internet of things has numerous applications in healthcare, from remote monitoring to smart sensors and medical device integration. It has the potential to not only keep patients safe and healthy, but to improve how physicians deliver care as well. Healthcare IoT can also boost patient engagement and satisfaction by allowing patients to spend more time interacting with their doctors.

But healthcare IoT isn't without its obstacles. The number of connected devices and the tremendous amount of data they collect can be a challenge for hospital IT to manage. There is also the question of how to keep all of that data secure, especially if it is being exchanged with other devices.

This essential guide will look at some of the current applications of healthcare IoT, including how it's being used in one Boston hospital to keep track of newborns in the NICU. Next, the guide explores some of the challenges of IoT in healthcare, such as the need to manage multiple connected devices and a lack of interoperability with EHR systems. Finally, this guide will posit the future of healthcare IoT, including how physicians can turn IoT data into actions.