Can we expect the Internet of Things in healthcare?

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Technology based on the Internet of Things has worked its way onto consumer devices. When can we expect it to cross over to healthcare? The Internet of Things is not new, but has been gaining more attention and traction lately. The concept of the Internet of Things entails the use of electronic devices that capture or monitor data and are connected to a private or public cloud, enabling them to automatically trigger certain events. One such use case is that of garage-door openers that initiate when the owner’s car is…

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Barriers to conquer before IoT in healthcare helps Mrs. Smith

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Rasu Shrestha, chief innovation officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, explains the challenges facing IoT in healthcare. One aspect of the Internet of Things (IoT) that hasn’t gotten a lot of public attention is how this network of devices might someday have a positive effect on hospital workflows. Rasu Shrestha, M.D. — chief innovation officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) — foresees the day when Mrs. Smith, the patient currently in Room A-20, might be the ultimate recipient of IoT in healthcare. For clinicians, Shrestha…

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