The Intermet of Thing’s ability to improve care outcomes and influence patient engagement largely depends on how this information is shared.
When it comes to healthcare, technology is clearly changing the game — the Internet of Things being no exception.
IoT provides the ability of various devices in a person’s life to be interconnected and, when aligned with unified communications strategies, enables a new level of communication between people and things around the world. For healthcare in particular, IoT is directly linked to the emergence of telehealth and can be seen in anything from connected stethoscopes to wearable fitness trackers to virtual doctor visits. And as consumers of this connected world, patients are increasingly expecting the delivery of healthcare services when and where it is most convenient for them — and this means support for a variety of mobile devices and availability of secure network connections.