US IoT Working Group: IoT personalizes care, reduces cost in healthcare

The Internet of Things Working Group, co-chaired by U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.), has released its year-end report.

The working group was established to identify benefits and challenges facing IoT consumers and stakeholders, issues affecting deployment of IoT technologies and the potential role of the federal government in advancing IoT technology. In off-the-record roundtables, the working group determined IoT can personalize patient care, increase healthcare access and reduce overall costs.

However, participants suggested that the industry shift its focus from IoT functionality to limiting IoT vulnerabilities, in part by developing software with security in mind. Although cybersecurity and data protection proved a top concern for participants, another healthcare-related challenge the working group identified was the need for interoperability and integrated systems for data analytics.

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