Internet of Things in Health Care

Educational briefing for non-IT executives

Internet of things

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the addition of intelligence and connectivity to everyday objects through recent advances in low-cost, low-power computing, communications and sensor technologies. Health care organisations are experimenting with IoT to try to improve care and efficiency within the health system, as well as connecting health care processes with the patient’s daily life. IoT devices have the potential to provide valuable data to help predict adverse events (e.g., fall risk, changes in daily routine), improve care plan adherence (e.g., smart medication dispensers), and streamline processes within health care organisations.

Download our cheat sheet to get a primer on IoT, how it is being used and applied in health care, why it is important and how it affects health care providers and IT leaders.