Magazine Article | September 24, 2015

How The Internet Of Things Is Revolutionizing Healthcare

Source: Health IT Outcomes

Compiled by Neal Learner, Contributing Writer

From notifying care givers of proper bed rail placement for patients with a high fall risk to directing patients to their medical appointments, the possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare are truly endless.

The IoT is the system by which semi-autonomous devices and applications interact with each other to address problems, tap opportunities, and generate efficiencies. We experience IoT in a growing number of tangible and intangible ways — think GPS maps that tell you which direction to turn — but perhaps no industry holds as much promise for the use of IoT as healthcare. In fact, some see IoT as the disruptive force that will revolutionize care and improve patient health in the 21st Century.