Unlike other segments, healthcare has been bit conservative and hesitating when it comes to adopting innovative technology such as IoMT and cloud computing. However; with the advent of novel Medical technologies, the scenario is changing. Medical technology has become part of our daily lives, making it harder on the healthcare providers to ignore the possible benefits associated with it.
The new kid on the block – the new term “IoMT” (Internet of Medical Things) are the collection of various medical applications and devices which offers a seamless connectivity within the medical networks.
How IoMT Impact On Health Care System
Relationships between IoMT and medical billing companies seem to be promising one, but not without obstacles. Below mentioned are significant challenges:
Consistency will always remain an issue
- When we are discussing health care, consistency surely counts. Of course, with the advent of IoMT in the medical sector doesn’t disapprove of that. And that is where people may find obstacles. For e.g. A hospital could be using varied medical devices from variety of medical vendors which surely raises a question of consistency.
- Security will be always a foremost concern especially using medical devices. In fact it was one of the hottest topics at the Systems Society’s Annual Conference. It is obvious to think about security issues as where there are numerous Internet connected devices there will be equal number of entry points connecting into to the data systems.
- Mobile reluctance is another great concern when it comes to IoMT. Devices are after all one of those Internet mechanisms but to what and who they are connected counts. If the provider is hesitating or confused when it comes to patient data-handling process, health care companies could suffer or breaches. Some of the health IT departments and physicians have struggled to handle all that data coming in for end number of reasons; it is important to have a data handling training to avoid such errors.
What’s next in for the Healthcare IoMT?
The new health care technology has made it possible to integrate medical applications and devices which are an important part of IoMT now. Now, how much these devices are integrated into the patient care and other facets of the healthcare requires to be witnessed. Below are some of the best highlights of what next is coming:
- When we use innovative technology; we can assume anything and everything we could think of. “Smart Hospitals” – a smart app or a wearable hi-tech watch that could be built to enhance the patient experience everything from checking in to settling in the hospital/clinic room. Or you can see the doctor calling you ahead of time to let you know before any health calamity happening.
- Security concerns will be more on rise as the providers continue to explore into the world of mobile health apps, testing them in-house hence the necessity for better data encryption will be always there.
- Cost obviously will be a major factor role playing when it comes to wearable’s, high-end IoMT devices, app etc.
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) offers an ecosystem, novel ways to capitalize the value of its data. IoMT-enabled medical devices are important to value based care, not only for their probable role in improving health related outcomes but also for their capability to directly measure the value in medical billing services and healthcare.
To adopt IoMT devices and to achieve end-to-end solutions, hospital administrators, vendors and manufacturers should cooperate to lead better healthcare through this crucial change. With few obstacles which can be always worked out, but the impact can be clearly seen.
Health care companies as well as medical billing providers are creating a concerted culture to embrace this digital technology, and in the next 5- 10 years it will be made compulsory or say it would be a necessity as they will seamlessly manage the patient data to incorporate this into the physician’s workflow billing service.