Director of Governence, NHS, UK
Title: Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies have Revolutionary Impact on Healthcare
Biography: Michaelene Holder March
Technology is swiftly changing the landscape of care and delivery frameworks whereby healthcare organisations can now help patients through the utilisation of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies / systems to improve patients’ health outcomes and experiences by using rich health data and insights to enable a holistic patient diagnosis. Globally healthcare organisations are unconsciously challenged to keep stride with patient behaviour and expectations for digitally mobile and accessible systems of care.
There are hurdles for healthcare organisations in regards to the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies this includes the lack of interoperability with current patient record electronic system, suppliers accountability for failures, data storage, consent and data sharing, password protections and the management of the multiple connected devices from various suppliers. Other published hurdles are the tremendous quantity of hospital and multiple streams of patient data from various devices and readiness for the hospitals information technology departments to manage data security, compliance with information governance, data regulations and cyber security which are to be risk managed on a daily basis. Despite the hurdles the benefits of fully embracing Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies within healthcare is a welcome advancement in modern healthcare.