The Internet of Things (IoT) is emerging within the healthcare industry as an area with huge potential to improve patient experience in hospitals and the care provided by the NHS through the collection of invaluable additional data.
Since the enforcement of GDPR across the EU on 25 May last year, the healthcare industry has observed a rapid advancement in connected medical device technologies, with IoT making a particular impact.
IoT is the link between the physical world and the internet, using devices and sensors to turn data into insights for symptoms and trends, as well as to aid the automation of key processes, making it a tool to gain a competitive advantage in the market.
Chris Adams, president and CEO at Park Place Technologies, a London-based storage, server and networking hardware company, explores how healthcare organisations are leveraging IoT and data to provide more flexible, efficient services and improving the patient experience.
He explains: “With the continued digital transformation of the NHS, healthcare providers are increasingly making use of internet connectivity via the UK’s Health and Social Care Network (HSCN).
“IoT is emerging as a key area for growth and investment, with connected devices providing valuable data sharing capabilities and aiding the automation of processes.”
The new data network for healthcare organisations’ HSCN connectivity is the default standard for internet connectivity in the health and social care sector — supporting the Internet First policy — which governs how new digital services should operate over the internet. – NS Medical Devices