IoT solutions in the medical field are primarily aimed at integrating connected medical devices and analyzing data to enhance the operations behind health-care organizations.
Healthcare is one of the industries that will see the fastest spending growth in IoT in the years to come.
IoT’s use in the healthcare field ranges from medical machines that share images with a patient’s other caregivers, monitoring and troubleshooting problems with equipment, and real-time location systems that can track equipment, dispensation of medicine, and even staff and patients. Advances in implants, prosthetics, and wearable’s also take advantage of IoT, streaming data back to medical providers.
Connecting medical devices to the internet benefits patients by reducing errors and providing more data to doctors to improve diagnosis and quality of care. But it also puts these devices at risk for cyber attacks.