As healthcare continues to transform, IoT has the potential to turn data into action and promote preventative care in ways that will radically improve patient outcomes. Yet doing so demands that healthcare systems start by properly securing IoT devices, or IoT could end up doing more harm than good.
Recently a large hospital in New York City decreased patient wait times within their emergency rooms by 50% through the effective use of IoT. By dynamically tracking occupancy rates among 1,200 units — and by factoring in 15 different metrics to assess the needs of individual patients — this hospital was able to save patient time and hospital money.
IoT is improving patient health and revolutionizing population medicine. From increased patient engagement and reduced costs of care to enhanced interoperability with existing systems, IoT within healthcare promises to make major improvements.
The explosive growth of IoT in healthcare also creates massive blind spots in security. According to some estimates, two-thirds of IT security professionals within the the healthcare industry see IoT as the top security risk.
According to a new report from MarketResearch.com, the healthcare IoT market segment is poised to hit $117 billion by 2020. Healthcare companies need a security platform that delivers a proactive IoT security solution, which detects threats, assesses risk, isolates attacks, and integrates with your existing IT security department to defend your complete network.
The Finite State platform uncovers hidden firmware vulnerabilities and empowers healthcare organizations with the ability to proactively mitigate IoT risk.