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How is the IoT Changing Healthcare? Join Us on August 27

By: Absolute Editorial Team | 8/26/2014

How is the Internet of Things (IoT) changing healthcare right now? I shared some of my thoughts on this, and coming up on Wednesday August 27, 2014 at Noon Eastern, 9am Pacific I will be joining a panel of experts to discuss the topic in more detail for a MedCity News Hangout session.

Joining me on the panel are Clint Abernathy, professional services officer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance, Jutta Friedrichs of Changing-Environments and the Soofa bench, and Daniel Ruppar who researches into connected health at Frost & Sullivan.

Here are some of the questions we will be discussing:

  • What is the biggest barrier to implementing the Internet of Things at a hospital?
  • What is the biggest potential benefit to building that kind of network?
  • How could this kind of connectivity improve patient care?
  • What is the ROI or benefit to a business?
  • What is the ratio of hype to actual potential in the current discussions of the Internet of Things?
  • What are the security issues around an Internet of Things?

If you want to be a part of the MedCity News Hangout on Wed. Aug. 27 at noon Eastern, 9 am Pacific to watch:

  1. Bookmark the MedCityNews page now, then come back at the right time
  2. Join on Google+
  3. Tweet questions to #MCNHangout on Twitter, or just follow along with the conversation there