Consisting of devices and applications that are digitally connected, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is an enabler for the generation, exchange, and usage of digital health data in real-time, leading to the rapid analysis of medical data.
In previous years, when isolated devices were used for medical tests and when diagnosing generated printed analysis or radiographs, a significant amount of manual effort was required - the creation and transmission of the documents took considerable time and there was no centralized access point for doctors and healthcare workers.
IoMT enables the digital generation of patients’ health data alongside a requirement for this data to be stored and analyzed centrally.
Leveraging the full potential of digital transformation, IoMT provides huge benefits to both medical staff and patients. Diagnoses, for example, can be performed faster and more reliably as all digital information is immediately available and can be used by specialists from various medical fields, with authorized access.
To ensure that connected medical devices and systems are securely protected is crucial for the security of the patients’ health and personal data. This avoids the potential of devices being hacked, modification of medical data, or even inaccurate diagnoses by manipulated systems.