|Internet of Medical Things Provides Co-ordinated Proactive Care|
|Cybersecurity, lack of interoperability and accuracy of capture data are critical for future success|
Healthcare is one of the industries facing disruption by technological advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) space, and yet it is only partially aware of the advances, potential, and benefits. Almost 60% of healthcare organizations have already adopted healthcare IoT or Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and realized cost savings, improved their profitability, visibility and customer experience. Indeed, IoMT serves the financial interests of healthcare industry stakeholders including investors, manufacturers, providers and physicians. It is well-suited to meet the needs of the transforming healthcare industry, by supporting the transition from disjointed care to coordinated care and reactive to proactive care-delivery approaches, for example. An estimated 4.5 billion IoMT devices existed in 2015, accounting for 30.3% of all IoT devices globally; this number is expected to grow to 20-30 billion IoMT devices by 2020. Capitalizing on this trend with the right applications for the right customers with the right partners and relevant business models is crucial for healthcare stakeholders to survive the fierce competition, which is supported by start-up companies and technology giants alike.