IoT becoming IoMT (Internet of Medical Things), or Healthcare IoT, refers to a connected infrastructure of medical devices and software applications that can communicate with various healthcare IT systems.
As an example, this can be thought of as simple as someone who wears a FitBit to track his or her steps; that step count is tabulated on an iPhone via Bluetooth technology, and then that data can be shared with a physician to provide feedback via Wi-Fi connection and automated reporting data, and it can also send that data to your closest friends and family.
What are the dangers of IoMT?
The greatest danger related IoMT is the high barrier to entry to truly disrupt the healthcare industry and to change the way disease is treated. There is a threshold for the speed at which anyone can execute on delivering these innovative solutions to a population and industry that so desperately need change.
What are the benefits of IoMT?
The benefits of introducing IoMT are vast, and certainly, there are even more benefits to be discovered as the industries continue to grow. But to name a few:
Objective reporting: Because the devices can record and report on actual activity at the level of the nervous system, we no longer have to rely solely on subjective patient reports of “how they are feeling”; instead, we have an objective evaluation of the disease progression and patient therapy efficacy as reported by the devices,
Remote monitoring: Increased patient accountability as the healthcare provider will have a “report card” so to speak of actual patient therapy compliance instead of relying on the accuracy of patient summary,
Local activity recording: Device recording capabilities allow for the collection of data that we’ve never previously been able to access. This data will vastly improve our understanding of the mechanism of action of these chronic diseases. And if we understand the disease better, we will undoubtedly enhance our approach to disease prevention and therapy,
Automation: The automation of device and therapy records decreases human error or fraudulent reporting within hospitals and sub-acute care facilities,
Precision medicine: the delivery of targeted stimulation that is optimized for that individual facilitates improved therapy with decreased undesired side effects. When you take a pill, for the most part, that pill is metabolized in some fashion and then distributed systemically throughout your body regardless of its intended target. While much there are many advances to decrease these drug-related side effects, the level of precision we can achieve with devices that can steer stimulation to a specific target is of a much higher degree,
Adaptability: Because the systems are built on a feedback loop, the system iterates on that feedback and adjusts for improved patient outcomes.
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