The internet of Things has unlocked a significant source of benefits within the healthcare industry through applications that touch nearly every aspect of daily care for patients. The IoT is being used to keep even the smallest of patients safe and healthy, while others in healthcare are using it to keep track of inventory, manage schedules, track patient history and provide necessary references.
However, some observers of healthcare IT are cautious about IoT, worried about the possibility of security breakdowns because there are so many devices connected to patients. Still, there’s significant potential for these devices to assist the healthcare industry in improving customer service, daily operations and the overall bottom line.
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