IoT has the potential to innovate healthcare. In fact, soon IoT will play a role in everyday hospital operations. For this reason, healthcare IT needs a solution that powers and manages IoT devices. In this article, explore the use cases for healthcare IoT, and how Stratodesk software solves many challenges facing hospitals and providers in deploying an effective IoT strategy.
Benefits of IoT for Healthcare?
First of all, we need to dive into what the exact benefits of IoT for healthcare providers and patients are. To begin with, healthcare IoT, or IoMT (internet of medical things), gathers important data for providers and helps with data management. These IoMT machines have the potential to be able to more accurately record and tag data than is currently possible.
Second, these machines can deploy AI in order to better fight serious medical conditions like Cancer. How does it do this? Certain forms of Cancer can go undetected for some time before a doctor even notices. By the time he does notice, it is often too late. IoMT devices, however, have the potential to detect such cancers before they grow out of control.
Lastly, IoMT could play a big role in reducing overhead costs. Healthcare providers and organizations already know the high costs associated with business operations, IT, and patient care. Patient care that can be automated and done by machines is labor and expenditure not accrued by the organization.
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What Use Cases Does it Solve?
In addition to those listed above, several more use cases for IoMT devices exist. IoMT enables patient care at a distance. It enables home care, accurate and timely analysis of critical patient information, and more. Patients who live in rural areas can receive treatment from home. The elderly can stay connected and monitored by the internet. Bedridden or chronic patients can receive the treatment they need from the comfort of their own home without even needing to visit or stay in the hospital. Proportionately, IoMT can be every much as time cost saving for patients as for providers.
Security Risks in IoMT?
As is the case with most forms of innovative technology, some risk exist. In the case of IoT, the main risk is security.
In the case of healthcare, the need for a secure solution is paramount, as these devices will play a critical role in patient care. Not only is patient information at risk –so, too, are lives. For this reason, IT will need a fail safe solution for powering and managing IoT devices.
Can Stratodesk Innovate IoMT?
Stratodesk is perfectly poised to innovate IoMT devices and management. To begin with, Stratodesk’s minimal footprint OS can run on incredibly small, minimal power consuming devices, making it the ideal solution for IoMT. It has a zero attack surface, making it secure against common security exploits. Furthermore, Stratodesk software enables IoMT devices to be effectively managed no matter where they are, from the safety and security of one location.
This means that Stratodesk software can just as effectively manage devices in patients’ homes that are critical to their treatment as it can devices in the hospital.
When lives are at risk, healthcare providers need a truly unbending solution – one that is zero attack surface, powerful, flexible, and responsive in real time. Stratodesk software is that solution.