Exploring the Changes in Health Care Today

IoT World Today’s roundup of health care articles looks at newest trends, and how health care is adapting to its changing environment.

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

July 28, 2020

3 Min Read
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Welcome to IoT World Today’s top articles on health care in recent months. As we have experienced dramatic changes in our environment in 2020, health care has been no exception. In this series of articles, we look at trends, such as the rise of telehealth, new developments in digital health and blurring lines between consumer wellness and traditional health care.

Read on to learn more about how health care is digitizing and adapting to its changing environment.

  1. The Benefits of Telehealth Step into the Breach Wrought by COVID-19: The benefits of telehealth practices have emerged in high relief during the COVID-19 era as patients and practitioners turn to digital methods to fill the gap wrought by the virus.

  2. Five of the Most Promising Digital Health Technologies: Digital health technologies are maturing. From medical devices to more mainstream consumer-technology fare, we round up five of the most promising.

  3. Patient Health Data Is Increasingly Democratized–Despite Data Quality Issues:  People have access to more patient health data than ever generated by IoT and AI. But serious challenges have emerged with data quality and meaningful use of that data.

  4. As Telehealth Spikes, Organizations Shore Up Health Care Infrastructure: To meet virtual care needs during COVID-19, some organizations have bolstered network capacity, security and reevaluated processes for digital requirements.

  5. Line Between Consumer Wellness and Traditional Medicine Blurs Further: As trends like telehealth take hold, the line between consumer wellness and traditional medicine can be, well, difficult to identify.

  6. Creating Proactive Health Care Practices Through Data: Connected wearable devices are altering the course of health care – not only for users but also for entire populations. Data gathered by wearables can improve the health of the person wearing them, and also improve outcomes for everyone.

  7. Improving Health Care Decision Making During Crisis: Making decisions with data in real time is challenging, particularly in times of crisis, when that information can change quickly. But artificial intelligence may help pave the way to better decision making.

  8. Noncontact Sensor Technology Is Gaining Traction: Advances in noncontact sensor technology could drive digital health progress, but obstacles persist.

  9. Why UL and the VA Teamed up on Medical Device Cybersecurity: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and UL have completed a two-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement focused on medical device security which could have benefits for the VA as well as the U.S. health care system.

  10. Telehealth Providers Should Move Beyond Teleconferencing: Telehealth is quickly gaining traction, but health care providers have merely scratched the surface of its potential.

About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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