Nat'l. Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Wk.#3
We live in an amazing time, one in which a growing number of sophisticated, ‘internet of medical things’ (IoMT) are facilitating critical treatments to improve patient health. Consider just two: difficult-to-monitor, chronic conditions like diabetes and heart failure are benefitting from “smarter” insulin pumps and pacemakers – both aided by real-time, remote monitoring and feedback loops.
Faster data processing is key: imagine having instant access to your body’s most basic functions (your “vitals”) through an assortment of “wearables” that can monitor heart rate, breathing or respiration rate, glucose levels, and more. This important data, combined with immediate access to your medical history provides physicians the capability to quickly respond to critical alerts, without requiring an office visit.