Listen to Your Hospital. Data Speaks Volumes.
Date & Time
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Carla Gallegos
Respected research firm Gartner predicts The Internet of Things (IoT) will have an installed base of more than 20 billion units by 2020.  And “Things” on the healthcare delivery organization (HDO) network will eventually outnumber other network-attached computing devices, such as PCs, servers, digital signage and mobile devices, combined.
In our homes, IoT can improve our interaction with every-day things like lights and thermostats.  But the real value is in the data enabled by IoT technologies.  For example, it is becoming clear there is significant promise for patient care by collecting clinical data in new ways, times, and places.  But what if the “Thing” in IoT could be the hospital itself, rather than a smart wearable, or smart light?  With that perspective, what could we learn and improve using data from the building, what would be required to collect all this data, and critically – would it be cost prohibitive?
This presentation seeks to provide a new perspective on what IoT can be for healthcare delivery organizations, and how hospitals can obtain data about their operations that was never before possible.