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There’s a revolution in data that is empowering people to live healthier lives by using connected devices such as tablets, wearables and hand-held devices. This Internet of Things (IoT) means that consumers now have the power to take control of their own health in a highly personalized manner.
Business models are being redesigned to adapt to the growing influence of data-fuelled customers. One manufacturer of activity tracking devices provides an instructive example. The company monitors not only allow users to track their fitness activities and progress, but it also sends extensive information back to the company regarding customers’ activities and routines. The company can correlate the monitor’s sensor data and location (GPS) information with social media and other data sources—which brings us to the need for cloud-based infrastructures.
The analysis of this data—amassed through electronic medical records, diagnostic information gathered through imaging equipment, monitors, and personal devices that are part of the IoT—enhances the decision-making powers of professionals and enables patients to take a more active role in managing their health. Yet it requires massively scalable computing power and the know-how about how to intelligently protect PHI generated from the IoT and to use the information in HIPAA-compliant ways. ClearDATA’s open cloud infrastructure offers several benefits as the IoT begins to revolutionize healthcare.
The IoT is here now, and it’s a growing phenomenon. Let ClearDATA help you get ready today before the IoT tsunami hits. Contact us today.