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Confronting Challenges and Harnessing the Internet of Medical Things for Value-based Care

Internet of Medical Things Webinar, Part 1

The internet of medical things, or IoMT, is coming. Health industry leaders need to be ready if they want to harness the technology for value-based care.

It’s essential for the industry to confront challenges such as security, interoperability and analytics if the technology is going to meet its promise of helping to improve quality and reduce cost in health care.

With predictions calling for rapid growth in IoMT adoption, it is vital that health systems be prepared now. A recent report estimated 87 percent of health systems will have IoMT technologies deployed by 2019. The value of that market is expected to reach $163 billion by 2020, Markets and Markets has reported.

At the same time, concerns are rising about the vulnerability of internet-connected medical devices to cyberattacks. The FDA has pointed to security of medical devices as an area of focus and health systems must be able to manage and analyze the influx of data from IoMT if they want to derive value from the technology.

These topics will be front and center during an IoMT webinar moderated by Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA, chief innovation officer at UPMC and executive vice president at UPMC Enterprises. The webinar is presented by the Center for Connected Medicine, an executive briefing center in Pittsburgh, Pa. that is committed to thought leadership on the future of digital health care.

“As care moves from bricks-and-mortar facilities to people’s homes, to their smart phone and their connected devices, care models will evolve from supply to demand-based systems, where 24/7 availability and ubiquitous digital data based interactions become the new norm,” Dr. Shrestha said.

“It is critical for us to ensure that we get ahead of the challenges around data and device interoperability, security and privacy, and new care models,” he said.

The webinar– “Everything’s Connected: Harnessing the Internet of Medical Things for Value-based Care” – is scheduled for 10 a.m. EST on Friday, May 12, 2017. For the discussion, Dr. Shrestha will be joined by three health IT thought leaders:

All four experts will continue the discussion and take questions during a TweetChat immediately following the webinar.

Sign up for the “Everything’s Connected” webinar by following the link below and join the TweetChat with the hashtag #IoMTchat.

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And watch for details for Part Two of the IoMT webinar series – featuring thought leaders from Nokia and GE Healthcare – coming soon.

The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) holds great potential for achieving the “Triple Aim” in health care. Greater access to data and analytics on patient health is expected to improve patient care, while reducing medical costs and errors. Despite this promise, challenges remain with privacy, cyber security, and data management. To better understand the benefits and challenges of IoMT for the health system, the Center for Connected Medicine is hosting a two-part webinar series to discuss the technology.