The Internet of Things in Health Care

The Internet of Things in Health Care


HEATHER LAVOIE:
Much more care today is being moved outside
of an acute care setting, and really transitioning
to a home-based setting or post-acute, and
in order for us to manage people’s
health effectively we have the ability
to use wearables of all different types. I think when you look at the
Internet of Things and the data that we’re bringing
certainly off of devices, we have I think maybe
an unprecedented ability for some real breakthroughs
in causality of disease in understanding patterns. And we’ve never had
that insight before, I mean that’s revolutionary. But what it means
for organizations is that they really need
a more sophisticated and really a different
workforce than maybe they needed in the past. It needs to be much more
focused on analytics, they need many more data
scientists, or at least people that have proficient
in the access and use and processing of data. It also means they need new
tools to actually evaluate that information. I sort of eat, sleep,
and breathe health care, and so it’s always
been interesting, but it is a particularly
exciting time in that the rate of change
is happening so quickly, and yet the rate of benefit
is also happening so quickly. And so in, not just in our
lifetime, but in spans of years you can really see
the true impact that technology and
understanding can bring to bear.

Daniel Yohans

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