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Healthcare Provider’s Unique IoT Challenges Demand a Platform Strategy

Published: 26 June 2019

ID: G00386858

Analyst(s): Gregg Pessin


Internet of Things device proliferation in the healthcare provider environment creates both opportunity and vulnerabilities. Healthcare provider CIOs require a platform strategy that manages the complexity and risks of this expanding universe of smart things.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
    • The Drivers Behind IoT Platforms in Healthcare
    • Functional Model for IoT Platforms for Healthcare
  • The Value of IoT Platforms for HDOs
  • Getting Started on an IoT Platform Strategy
    • Stay Focused on IoT’s Capability to Enable Better Decision Making to Drive Improvements for Care Delivery and HDO Operations
    • Assemble an IoT Task Force to Create the IoT Platform Strategy for the HDO
    • Create Small Wins for the HDO by Initially Applying IoT Platform Principles to a Limited Group of IoT

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