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The poet, Robert Frost, began one of his most famous poems “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…”
Healthcare providers face a similar issue, but the one road is smooth and well-lit with lots of warning signs. It is wearable technology and other connected devices used to monitor patient activity remotely. The other road is dark, travelers are victims of criminal acts, this road relies on criminal advice and a payoff to criminals to traverse it.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is being embraced by health care providers. Health care providers are scared witless about the security of medical devices and the Internet of Things.
Providers and some patients fear that personal health information (PHI) and personal financial information (PFI) might be compromised by the IoT.
Nevertheless, there is no denying that the IoT makes doctors more efficient, is patient-friendly, reduces costs, and makes for better patient care.
How Do Health Providers & Their Patients Benefit from the IoT?
The most important rewards of IoT concern themselves with decreased costs of care and improved patient care. So, following are some of the ways health care providers and patients benefit from the Internet of Things.
Providers Worry About IoT Security
Providers from a family doctor receiving daily updates from a diabetic patient wirelessly, to the hospital where apps are used on any number of devices, the fear is that of IT security.
Patient privacy is the number one concern as each IoT device is a potential breach in security exposing patient medical and personal information.
Contact Veltec Networks we are an experienced provider of HIPAA electronic compliant security and other IT managed services. We are in San Francisco Bay Area and can be reached at (408) 849-4441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.