Imagine if COVID-19 had Struck an IoMT Connected World!
About this event
The ultimate value of the IoMT (Internet of Medical Things) and consumer wearables resides in the real-time big data these continuously generate. These valuable data streams connected to hospital monitoring networks create value beyond that of daily care management.
Imagine if the COVID-19 had struck an IoMT connected world!
A variety of sensors hosted by an ever-connected consumer could detect new infection pockets within minutes rather than days. Advanced artificial intelligence (AI) will allow these vast datasets to present real-time insights to those who have a legitimate need for the information.
Providers and payors working in partnership with government health entities, such as the CDC and HHS in the United States, that truly embrace the marriage of internet-connected medical devices with patient information will ultimately set the IoMT ecosystem apart in the control of future pandemics.
It is clear with COVID-19 the global and national health networks of frontline providers have not yet implemented a robust IoMT ecosystem. This is partially due the lack of a financial incentive framework required to develop the necessary technology infrastructure. However, changing reimbursement models and cost reduction requirements combined with consumer-driven demand are now driving new initiatives that ultimately will provide the early detection networks essential for the management of global Pandemics.