Keys To Optimizing Smart Healthcare

July 17, 2019

Sachin Kalra is vice president, client partner - Mobile & IoT at Infostretch Corporation“As the journey toward 5G networks continues, smart healthcare applications empowered by it have the potential to revolutionize the way patients, healthcare providers, hospitals, insurance companies, and others in the healthcare ecosystem engage,” says Sachin Kalra, vice president, client partner – Mobile & IoT at Infostretch Corporation, a digital-first professional services firm based in Santa Clara, California.

“If we as an industry get this right, health providers will be able to serve more patients while improving care, reducing costs, and increasing loyalty between caregiver and patient.”

In our new article, Kalra discusses five guidelines that are crucial to the full realization of smart healthcare. Here’s an excerpt:

1. Redraw the landscape (application re-architecture). It is tempting to use existing applications architecture, data models, and processing capabilities. Within compliance frameworks, smart applications will have IoT access points that may need a different data transfer rate, data processing capabilities, refresh rates, security considerations, and many more.

As a starting point for your information management systems, your architecture deserves an honest and thorough assessment of its readiness for new smart applications.

2. Plan ahead for appropriate security measures. More than 70 percent of IT security incidents in healthcare involve employees. This merits a relook at the focus of IT security, from network to application workflow/architecture. Additionally, we’ve already seen damaging, high-profile IoT security headlines, and there likely will be many more in our future.

Ransomware and malware have the potential to disrupt, or even derail, smart healthcare. Trojan horses, worms, spyware, and adware can potentially propagate through connected devices and systems — allowing criminals to access patient data, pharmaceutical information, and more. These security flaws also can encrypt data, which disables user access, software, and IT assets.

Read the rest of the article now: Developing Smart Healthcare Technology: 5 Best Practices

Best regards,
Matt Humphrey

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