Healthcare Tech: Proceed with Caution

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers amazing possibilities to the healthcare sector. Hospitals have a wide range of energy uses in their facilities, so there are great opportunities to drive energy efficiency and cut costs, reports Energy Manager Today. The real-time data provided by advanced technology also allows managers to track care more accurately, from monitoring equipment to checking on patients for maximum efficiency and a higher standard of care. But tying more practices to a super-connected network also creates a big issue: security. “Any healthcare facility using the IoT must put security at the core of its tech strategy,” warns the EMT report. It’s a reminder that progress is not linear, and does not come free of challenges.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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