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October 2016

IoT for healthcare brings potential coupled with concerns

Sponsored by SearchHealthIT.com

Looking across various industries, healthcare is near the head of the line in its exploration of innovative thinking when it comes to the internet of things.

Machine-to-machine communication has progressed rapidly in healthcare settings. IoT-themed applications in hospitals and physician practices can range from cutting-edge analytics to more standard tasks such as improving clinical workflow. But beyond the successful implementations of IoT for healthcare come concerns, too.

This handbook examines how IoT interacts with health IT -- and more importantly, how this courtship affects the jobs of clinicians and technology workers. Our writers discuss how IoT influences healthcare data analytics technology, three important uses for IoT technology and the security risks and implications for IoT applications in healthcare.

Improved patient care is at the core of all these efforts. Combined with other important healthcare trends, IoT for healthcare is anchoring itself as a mainstay in hospital IT plans.

Table Of Contents

  • CIO explains three uses for IoT in healthcare
  • A primer on healthcare IoT risks
  • Five challenges that can make healthcare IoT fail