Meet the Demand for the Internet of Medical Things Solutions January 18th, 2022

Meet the Demand for the Internet of Medical Things Solutions

Apply your expertise to bring IoMT functionality to your healthcare clients.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of connected devices, systems and people that share data. “Things” on the network contain sensors that collect specific data types, location, temperature, vibration, and more that systems need to keep an operation running efficiently and securely. Applied to healthcare, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) can facilitate the flow of life-saving data and streamline processes to enable secure and efficient care.

Although value-added resellers (VARs) won’t design MedTech that connects to the IoMT, you can provide the crucial infrastructure and devices that give healthcare teams the ability to access and share data. Zebra-Healthcare-Q3C2-eBook_Mockup-(EN)

Creating a Secure, Reliable Network

With more healthcare processes digitalized and connected to the network, cybersecurity moves to the top of an organization’s priority list. Healthcare often requires sharing data outside its local network, such as specialists, physicians providing care to a patient out of town, and research or government health agencies. When the IoMT network connects with the public internet, the potential for cyberattack exists – a threat that’s been the topic of U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) alerts.

You can help your clients vet devices and sensors to determine the level of built-in security. Healthcare VARs also have the expertise your clients’ IT teams need to build and execute strong network and application security strategies. This can include configuring Wi-Fi networks for maximum security by enabling encryption and MAC filtering and using solutions that prevent devices from communicating with unknown internet sites.

In addition to enhancing Internet of Medical Things security, you can also help your healthcare clients build a more reliable network. An IoMT will include devices that use both wired and wireless connections, and as time goes on, more devices will connect. You must ensure that the network has the bandwidth to handle the demand. In healthcare settings, delays are more than frustrating; they can also interfere with care.

How the Internet of Medical Things Will Extend and Scale

VARs providing IT solutions and services to the healthcare vertical also have the opportunity to help their clients build IoMT networks that can grow as technology advances. For example, IoT systems ready for 5G services will enable devices, systems, and people on healthcare networks to communicate faster, reliably, and support more sensors and devices.

In addition, types of artificial intelligence, including machine vision and optical character recognition, can automate processes such as charting and interpreting medical images. Also, data analytics and deep learning can deal with the massive volumes of data that the Internet of Medical Things generates and deliver the most important insights to practitioners and even suggest next steps to help ensure the most timely care.

A Growing Opportunity

According to Astute Analytica, the global Internet of Medical Things market will grow from more than $60 billion in 2020 at a CAGR of 26 percent through 2027.

Healthcare IT teams may be stretched thin as they are tasked with maintaining current systems while implementing new IoMT solutions that connect smart beds, wearables, monitors, and more. Your team may be the answer they’re looking for to advance the digital transformation of the healthcare organization’s operations and maintain current systems optimally.

Speak with your healthcare clients and prospects about their plans, skills gaps they’re struggling with, and how you can provide value.