Mission Critical: The Transformation of Healthcare IoT

RACHEL MARTIN | April 24, 2019

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Healthcare is an enormous ecosystem that is growing and changing across every facet of practice. Behind this transformation is the acceleration of digital Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) technologies that enable better delivery of care. And it’s happening fast. Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare is expected to grow from $41B in 2017 to almost $406B by 2026. The IoMT connects various devices through data exchanges, enabling machine-to-machine communication (M2M) and real-time data streaming. IoMT devices can vary from prostheses and implantable medical devices equipped with sensors to medical equipment and home-use medical devices.

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