This is the last in a series of five Healthcare Big Data blogs and its impact written by John Morton about Big Data for Digital Salutem. The first is Big Data: Challenge, or Opportunity for Healthcare? , the second Big Data: Healthcare Prevention,the third Big Data: Healthcare Diagnosis and the fourth Big Data: Healthcare Treatment
Himss Europe has organised a gathering of stakeholders in the eHealth Industry, the WoHIT (World of Health IT) event took place at Centre de Convencions Internacional (CCIB) de Barcelona on 21st and 22nd of November 2016. This inaugural event has had something for everybody, starting with a truly engaging and rich program which included 6 main plenary Summits:
Patients and the healthcare industry benefit from the rise of IoT technology, providing both with increased access to care, increased quality of care and perhaps, most importantly, reduced cost of care.
With IoT medical devices, the disabled and elderly who were once left with no option but to live under controlled care in an expensive medical facility are now free to live at home. Families of patients who have Alzheimer’s can have peace of mind that their loved ones will not wander off with the IoT device that not only keeps doors locked but monitors movements with GPS locators.